The Netherlands – Vattenfall has signed the first power contract for the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm. Air Liquide will buy 100GWh of fossil-free power each year from the wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands.
When the wind farm is operational in 2023, the 15-year contract will begin. Air Liquide, a market pioneer in gases, technologies, and facilities for the manufacturing and healthcare industries, will use the energy to fuel its Dutch factories.
Built without subsidies
Hollandse Kust Zuid is the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm. It will be situated between The Hague and Zandvoort, between 18 and 36 kilometers off the Dutch coast. The construction will begin in 2021. When the wind farm is completed in 2023, the 140 wind turbines will generate more than 6 TWh of renewable energy each year. The energy will be available to homes, government, and companies, contributing to Vattenfall’s goal of providing 100% Dutch fossil-free electricity to all of its Dutch customers by 2030.