The Netherlands commissions an offshore power plant capable of providing electricity to one million households

Posted by kachalo on 27 ноября, 2021 in paulownia | Short Link

Off the coast of the Netherlands, the Danish energy company Orsted has built and commissioned a large offshore wind farm «Borssele 1 & 2». It is located in the sea, on an area of ​​112 square kilometers. The wind farm consists of 94 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with a total capacity of 752 megawatts (MW). Orsted and Dutch customers estimate it will be able to provide clean electricity to up to one million households. This power facility is the second largest and most powerful after the Hornsea One offshore power plant with a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), which was also built

The founders of the Orsted company, talking about what prompted them to do this work, included among the reasons the 1973 oil crisis, which arose as a result of the «Yom Kippur War» in the Middle East. Then Denmark suffered greatly from its dependence on oil from that region. So, everything had to be done so that no dependence could interfere with the development of the state anymore. Then we add here climate change, sea level rise, environmental components, leading to a deterioration in the health and immunity of citizens, which ultimately becomes one of the causes of the 2020 crisis. All this taken together forces the EU countries to rapidly develop renewable energy, and in the future, on its basis, the production of «green» hydrogen.

The commissioning of Borssele 1 & 2 continues the European Union’s drive to increase its offshore generation capacity to 300 GW by 2050. Several more offshore wind farms are currently under construction in European waters. In addition to wind farms, work is also underway to create up to 40 GW of capacities that will be generated

As for the use of tidal energy, a very interesting project has been implemented here, which can be described as brilliantly fantastic, since it uses elements of aircraft technology, but for work under water.

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