Shell pushing for more Dutch wind power

Shell country chief executive for the Netherlands, Marjan van Loon, says the company has joined forces with other companies calling on the Dutch government to increase its commitment to offshore wind energy.

The country is currently struggling to meet its renewable energy goals, and, in an interview with Reuters, van Loon said he wanted his company to play its part in a bigger ambition for the sector.

The current plan is for 5 tenders of 700 MW farms.

“We are pushing government, we want to do 1-2 GW per year: let’s build, say, 20-30 GW by the end of next decade,” she told Reuters.

Van Loon said the Shell’s interest is in “financing, designing and technically operating” large projects, but after building them “there’s actually not that much technical risk anymore.”

via Shell pushing for more Dutch wind power – Power Engineering International