Wind Energy – IJmuiden Ver
Eneco and Equinor will join forces for the offshore wind tenders for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta offshore wind sites in the Netherlands.
IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta are important projects in the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap, adding 4 GW of offshore wind power to the Dutch energy mix.
The IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Beta tenders will close at the end of March 2024. Both farms will be good for 2GW and are the first wind farms in the Netherlands to be connected via a direct-current connection.
Thanks to a combined 50 years of experience in the North Sea, Eneco and Equinor are in the perfect position to deliver on and contribute to the future-proof roll-out of offshore wind energy in the Netherlands.
The two companies want to contribute to the Netherlands reaching its decarbonization targets by integrating offshore wind into the Dutch energy system while ensuring biodiversity, and co-existence with marine and above-water life.
While the focus of the current collaboration is on the IJmuiden Ver wind tenders, the two parties foresee to further explore opportunities to collaborate in Northwestern Europe.
IJmuiden Ver Beta will have a connection to the Maasvlakte near Rotterdam and will be ready at the end of 2029. IJmuiden Ver Alpha – with a connection at Borssele – will also be commissioned in 2029.