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EU: Shell and Eneco bid for Dutch offshore wind farms

 |  March 19, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has teamed up with energy company Eneco and builder Van Oord in a bid to build two wind farms in the Dutch part of the North Sea..

The Dutch were among the first to offer a ‘zero subsidy’ tender for wind power in 2017, with Sweden’s Vattenfall winning the right to build a 700 MW wind farm without price support.

Vattenfall has said it would also bid in the latest tender, which is the fourth of five being held by the Dutch government in a push to create 3,500 MW of offshore wind power by 2023. .

The price to attract builders for offshore wind farms has continued to fall, as surging demand for wind energy, progress in technology and competition among turbine makers has reduced construction costs.

Full Content: New York Times

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