DONG energy wins concession to build Dutch windmills

Two new Dutch wind farms are expected to be completed in four to five years

DONG Energy has won a concession to build offshore windfarms in the Netherlands a month after it went public. The negotiations – which have lasted over a year – will culminate in the construction of two windfarms, Borssele I and II, each with a maximum capacity of 350 MW.

“Winning this bid in what has proven a tough competition is further evidence of our leading market position and [the strength of] our business model,” said Samuel Leupold, CEO of Wind Power at DONG Energy.

Huge energy output
The two wind farms – which will supply energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of one million Dutch homes – are expected to be completed within four to five years.

They will be located 22 kilometres off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, covering an area of 128.3 kilometres.

The Borssele concessions mark a milestone in the Netherlands’ shift towards green energy, and we look forward to bringing our more than 20 years’ experience with offshore wind into these projects,” Jasper Vis, country manager for Dong Energy Netherlands, said in a press release.

The deal is not expected to influence DONG’s forecast in 2016.