NoordzeeWind, or the North Sea wind farm, is a joint venture between utility company Nuon and Royal Dutch Shell to manage the Egmond aan Zee Offshore Wind Farm, the first big wind farm built in the North Sea off the Dutch coast.
The 16-square-mile farm comprises 36 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3 megawatts. Together, they supply enough renewable electricity for more than 100,000 households, or the equivalent to a town the size of Eindhoven.
This offshore wind farm helps make the Netherlands’ energy supply more sustainable. The knowledge and experience gained from this project will be used for the future development of wind energy as a source of renewable energy.