Evelop and Ballast Nedam to Develop 300 MW Offshore Wind Farm

The permit application for the offshore wind farm slated for the North Sea has been approved. Now the partnership Evelop International and Ballast Nedam Concessies has the exclusive right to develop Scheveningen Buiten. Rijkswaterstaat Noordzee announced the approval includes the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

The wind farm, Scheveningen Buiten, which will be built outside the 12-mile zone off the seaside resort of Scheveningen, approximately 30 kilometers (km) from the coast, is expected to be finished by 2011. It will generate more than 300 megawatts (MW). Econcern subsidiary Evelop currently has approximately 2200 MW of capacity in its offshore wind pipeline. In the North Sea, the 120 MW Q7 park is expected to be operational in March 2008. Scira, in the Wash near Sheringham, within the British 12-mile zone, will generate 315 MW. Full approvals and financial close are planned in 2007. The company also expects to be awarded the concession for Belwind on the BlighBank (46 km off the Belgian coast) in the second quarter of 2007. Belwind will generate 330 MW. Ballast Nedam Concessies is involved in developing new offshore wind farms in several European countries. In 2006, parent company Ballast Nedam was responsible for building the first Dutch offshore wind farm in the North Sea at Egmond aan Zee.
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