The European and Dutch ambitions in the field of offshore wind are high. In the Netherlands, by 2030, all wind turbines in the North Sea are expected to generate a total of 21 gigawatts. And the goal is to expand this further to some 50 gigawatts by 2040 and 72 gigawatts by 2050. To put this in perspective, the wind farms currently operational, including the Hollandse Kust Zuid which opened in late September, generate a total of four gigawatts. This translates into an eighteen-fold increase in generated power within a period of just 28 years. A step in the right direction will soon be made with the installation of the wind farms IJmuiden Ver, Hollandse Kust Noord and Hollandse Kust West.
Our region is the closest in terms of geographic proximity to the North Sea wind farms, making it a unique and favourable operational base for all activities.