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A consortium made up of Shell and Eneco is to develop an offshore wind farm that will incorporate a range of “technology demonstrations” including floating solar and hydrogen produced by electrolysis.
The 759 megawatt (MW) Hollandse Kust (noord) facility will be subsidy free and able to produce at least 3.3 terawatt hours annually, according to Eneco, a Rotterdam-headquartered firm whose shareholders are the Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power Co. The project will use 69 turbines from Siemens Gamesa, which will have a capacity of 11 MW each.
The CrossWind joint venture, as it’s known, is aiming for the project – which will be located in waters approximately 18.5 kilometers off the coast of the Netherlands – to be up and running by the year 2023.
While the scheme will not be the biggest offshore wind farm around – Hornsea One, in waters off Yorkshire, England, has a capacity of 1.2…