Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables, mentioned, “We’re happy to have been awarded this offshore wind undertaking by the Dutch authorities. This represents an essential step on the street in the direction of rising our world offshore wind capability to eight gigawatts by 2030.
“Based mostly on our 20 years of expertise in creating, developing and working offshore wind farms, we now have delivered a novel idea for the undertaking. We’re wanting ahead to realising this wind farm hand in hand with the native communities.”
Blueprint for the Dutch power system of the long run
RWE’s final objective is to completely match the demand for power to the versatile technology profile of offshore wind farms, contributing to grid stability.
To unlock full system integration the idea for HKW VII combines offshore wind with electrolyzer capability for inexperienced hydrogen manufacturing, and different versatile demand options like e-boilers and battery storage.
As well as RWE plans to mix the HKW VII offshore wind farm with floating photo voltaic panels to permit a extra environment friendly use of ocean house.
The wind farm is anticipated to be in full operation no later than 5 years after the allow is irrevocable. Then it will possibly contribute to the Dutch formidable build-out targets for offshore wind: 21 gigawatts (GW) of capability by 2030 and 70 GW by 2050 are envisaged.
RWE additionally submitted a bid for HKW VI with an modern ecological idea to ship constructive impression on biodiversity. The result of this tender is anticipated by the tip of this yr.