Pondera Consult is preparing the issue of site 5 of the offshore wind energy area Hollandse Kust (Noord) commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The offshore wind farm off the coast of North Holland is the third wind energy area that Pondera Consult is preparing, after Borssele and Hollandse Kust (Zuid). The wind energy area will provide space for 700 MW of wind power.
Pondera is writing the Environmental Impact Assessment, the appropriate assessment and species list in the context of the Nature Conservation Act for site 5 and possibly for an innovation site. The innovation site is meant for the demonstration of wind turbines, foundations, construction methods and maintenance concepts. The results of these studies are an important basis for the issue of the innovation site and of site 5, which is scheduled for tendering in 2019.
Since 2014 Pondera Consult has been responsible for the Environmental Impact Assessments and appropriate assessments of wind farms in the wind energy areas of Borssele (1.400 MW) and Hollandse Kust (Zuid) (also 1.400 MW). Sergej van de Bilt, project manager at Pondera: “This assignment is confirmation of our great cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Rijkswaterstaat when it comes to offshore wind energy. We started this cooperation in 2014, when we began working on the Borrsele wind energy area. We have continued with the sites of Hollandse Kust (Zuid), and now also for site 5 of Hollandse Kust (Noord). In order to keep the roadmap for offshore wind energy on track, a party requires the latest knowledge and experience of wind energy which also can be used quickly. With a team of experts with in-depth knowledge we are proud that we can once again contribute towards a large step forward in sustainable energy.