Onshore

NWB Bank and EKF join as new financial partners in Zeewolde Wind Farm

Dutch NWB Bank and Danish export credit insurer EKF have joined Rabobank as co-financers of Zeewolde Wind Farm. In June this year, it was announced that the financing of the 322 MW Zeewolde Wind Farm in the province of Flevoland was completed. Rabobank provided a subordinated loan and a project loan of around 500 million…

Pondera to carry out a wind feasibility study in Saba

Saba has the ambition to become a 100% sustainable energy island. Wind energy is one of the possible renewable energy sources that are being explored. Dutch consultancy Pondera will be carrying out a feasibility study for this purpose. Saba’s goal to become a 100% sustainable energy island was formulated in the 2019 Energy Sector Strategy.…

Final go-ahead for Pottendijk Wind Farm

Today, July 29, 2020, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State ruled positively on the permits issued for the Pottendijk Wind Farm. The planned 14 wind turbines along the Woldweg, in the Pottendijk area in Emmen, may be realised. In the municipality of Emmen, 3 areas have been designated for the development of…

Province of Noord-Brabant to adjust ‘Windenergie A16’ zoning plan

In an interim statement today about the ‘Windenergie A16’ zoning plan, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State found that the Provincial Council of Noord Brabant made a number of errors in assessing the noise and shadow nuisance of the new wind turbines. The Provincial Council is now given 26 weeks for a…

Dutch overestimate share of renewable energy

A study commissioned by the Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE) shows that the Dutch overestimate the share of renewable energy. This applies to all three renewable energies: solar energy, wind energy and biomass. NVDE announced this yesterday during a broadcast of ‘Vroege Vogels’. The study was conducted by Motivaction on behalf of the NVDE and…

Egchelse Heide Wind Farm reaches financial close

Last week, financial close was reached for the 21 MW Egchelse Heide Wind Farm. The five wind turbines in the municipality of Peel en Maas are planned to become operational in the second quarter of 2021. Approximately 27 million euros has been raised for the project. Egchelse Heide wind farm is an initiative of the…

All 5 turbines by Eurus Energy in Deil Wind Farm start commercial operation

Japanese renewable energy company Eurus Energy Group announced today the start of commercial operation of their 5 wind turbines in the onshore wind farm Deil in the municipality of West Betuwe in the  Gelderland province. The Deil Wind Farm was built near the interchange between the A2 and A15 motorways by three parties: citizen cooperative Burgerwindcoöperatie…

Vestas to supply turbines for Jaap Rodenburg II WF

Vestas has been awarded a turbine supply & service contract from from Vattenfall Wind Development Netherlands B.V. for the Jaap Rodenburg II wind farm in Almere Pampus in the province of Flevoland. Jaap Rodenburg II is a repowering project whereby ten V66 Vestas turbines from 2000 will be replaced by 10 more powerful turbines. Vestas…