Three Wind Farms in Groningen, the Netherlands, Started Commercial Operation
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 9 September 2021
Eurus Energy Group (“Eurus”), a leading Japanese renewable energy company, announced that three wind farms in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands, have been successfully constructed and started commercial operation. The three wind farms consist of 36 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 155 MW.
Two of the three wind farms, Windpark Mauve and Windpark Mondriaan, are located near the Port of Delfzijl. The third wind farm, Windpark Vermeer, is located approximately 20 km to the south of the two others. The construction of the wind farms was managed by YARD ENERGY, from which Eurus acquired the projects in 2019. The power generated at the three wind farms, which will be sufficient for supplying renewable electricity for approximately 200,000 households, is sold to Eneco Group.
The National Climate Agreement, concluded in 2019 by the Dutch government and various stakeholders, targets a 49% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Koji Tsuchimoto, Managing Director of Eurus Energy Europe B.V., states: “The Netherlands’ ambitious climate policy provides great opportunities for the long-term growth of its renewable energy market. We are committed to further expanding our business in the Netherlands and contributing to achieving its climate goals.” Eurus entered the Dutch market in 2016, and currently owns and operates 20 wind farms with the total capacity of 303 MW in the country.
|Overview of the wind farms Wind farm||Municipality||Capacity (MW)||# of turbines||Turbine type||Start of operation|
|Windpark Vermeer||Midden-Groningen / Veendam||86.0||20||Siemens Gamesa
|Windpark Mauve||Eemsdelta||30.1||7||Vestas V136-4.3 MW||May 2021|
|Windpark Mondriaan||Eemsdelta||38.7||9||Vestas V136-4.3 MW||Sept. 2021|