WRA for Hollandse Kust (noord) completed

The Wind Resource Aassessment for Hollandse Kust (noord) is now publicly available for all interested parties. The study aims to reduce the uncertainties for a project. This might lead to lower project costs, as well.

Hollandse Kust (Noord) is an offshore wind energy area that will contain over 700 MW of wind energy power. The area lies over 18 kilometres off the coast of Petten, and will provide enough power for over 1 million Dutch households. Hollandse Kust (Noord) is one of six offshore wind energy areas that is being developed in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

The WRA was done using the latest modern measuring techniques to provide the most accurate results possible. The wind climate for the area was determined and verified by using data from met masts and floating buoys with measuring instruments on them. This data was combined with the already existing data from the KNMI.

The WRA for Hollandse Kust (noord) was done by a consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares. The report was commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Dutch: RVO.nl). The report was certified by DNV GL. A webinar by RVO.nl, discussing the key results from the study, will be held on May 16, 2019.

About the consortium

The consortium, consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares, has done calculations on the wind climate of Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone, contracted by RVO.nl. The quartet got the assignment thanks to the earlier experiences with the Dutch and European offshore wind projects.

About Hollandse Kust (noord)

Hollandse Kust (noord) is a designated offshore Wind Farm Zone of about 700MW. The Wind Farm Zone lies 18 kilometres off the Dutch west coast and will provide enough electricity for over 1 million Dutch households. The Wind Farm Zone is one of six offshore areas currently being developed in the Netherlands.

 The Dutch government wants 14% of the Dutch energy consumption to come from renewable sources in 2020. In 2023, this is to increase to 16%. Wind energy is an important source of renewable energy that can contribute to these goals. In 2018, 7.3% of the energy consumption in the Netherlands came from renewable sources.

 For more information, please contact:

Erik Holtslag (Pondera Consult) e.holtslag@ponderaconsult.com

Andy Oldroyd (Oldbaum) andy@oldbaumservices.co.uk