Dutch wind power generation set to grow

22 April 2002 – Applications will be made for six new wind farms in Netherlands with total generating capacity of 1930 MW reports the Platts news agency

The applications are to be made by E-Connection and follow the approval of a 120 MW wind farm, which was granted on 10 April.

E-Connection is finalizing all the contracts, which had been pending on the issue of the irrevocable license. E-Connection said it was in discussion with “several parties” about taking delivery of the power from the first project and hopes to close a deal shortly.

Electrabel confirmed it was in talks with E-Connection, but denied that it had concluded an agreement. E-Connection refused to comment. Partners in the consortium are Fortis Bank, Vestas, Smit Maritime, Jan de Nul, Fabricom and ABB–many of the same companies that are working with Electrabel on an offshore wind farm in Belgium.

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