The scoping notice (Dutch: NRD) for the offshore grid connection Hollandse Kust (west Beta) is available for public review from June 7th to July 18th 2019. This project connects 700MW of wind energy to the national onshore grid. Arcadis and Pondera worked on the scoping notice at the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. A digital version of this document was also developed.
On May 29th, the Dutch Council of State (Raad van State) has ruled that the objections against wind farm N33 are unfounded. The department of administrative justice concluded that the plans for the wind farm comply with the current legal requirements. This means that the 35-turbine, 120MW wind farm has definitive building permissions.
Pondera Consult was responsible for N33’s EIA and permit procedures, including all necessary studies. This project was one of Pondera’s very first, and we are happy with the achieved results after almost ten years of development.
Wind farm N33 will be located in the municipalities of Veendam, Midden-Groningen and Oldambt. The developers are YARD Energy, Blaaswind BV and Innogy Windpower Netherlands. The wind farm will significantly contribute to the local, regional and national goals for the production of renewable energy.