Eurus Energy breaks ground on 21-MW Dutch wind farm

Wind turbine. Author: Martin Cathrae. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

May 7 (Renewables Now) - Japan’s Eurus Energy Holdings Corp announced today that is has broken ground on its 21-MW wind farm in South Holland, the Netherlands.

Named Windpark Spui, the facility is being developted in partnership with local wind energy developer Yard Energy Group. This is Eurus' 10th plant in the country, following the nine schemes the firm purchased in 2016, it said.

Expected to commence operations in June 2019, the park will be comprised of five Enercon E-126 EP4 wind turbines, each of 4.2 MW. It should be capable of producing enough power to meet the annual consumption of over 24,000 homes. The output will be sold to energy company Eneco Group, Eurus noted.

The Netherlands' current wind capacity target for the period through 2023 is 6,000 MW. By end-2017, it had installed 4,340 MW, according to the announcement.

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