- Published: 28 March 2018 28 March 2018
The Dutch government has announced plans to build new wind farms in the North Sea between 2024 and 2030. The government will begin issuing tenders for the new wind farms in 2021.
The government’s energy agreement stipulates that five wind farms must be completed by 2023 increasing capacity to some 4.5GW. In addition, the coalition agreement calls for offshore wind farms generating an extra 7GW to be realised between 2024 and 2030. The government laid out three locations for the five farms, above the northern island of Schiermonnikoog, and off the western coast by Petten and IJmuiden. Once completed, the Netherlands will have 11.5GW of offshore wind capacity.