Through their joint ventures Ecowende and SchakelWind, Shell and Eneco are participating in the tenders for the offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust (west) sites VI and VII.
With the joint venture Ecowende joint, Shell and Eneco are aiming to initiate a movement to build offshore wind farms that have a net positive impact on nature. The aim is to build an offshore wind farm with a flourishing ecosystem, minimum impact on birds and bats and an undisturbed underwater world.
With the SchakelWind, Shell and Eneco are aiming to enable a new phase in the energy transition, for all the sectors in the Dutch Climate Agreement. The mission of SchakelWind is to support the further integration of offshore wind. In addition to wind farm Hollandse Kust (west) site VII, SchakelWind will be making investments throughout the country together with businesses. For example, there will be projects that fully move in sync with the power production of the wind farm. This will ensure that the green energy from the wind farm is used as effectively and widely as possible.
It is expected that Hollandse Kust (west) VI and VII will supply enough energy to green approximately 6% of the Dutch electricity demand. Both wind farms will be located 53 kilometres off the Dutch coast, west of IJmuiden, and will be commissioned in 2026.