Friday, May 13, 2016 - 14:15
Shell makes bid for massive offshore wind energy farm
Oil and gas company Shell placed a bid for a contract to build two massive offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Shell placed the bid in a consortium with energy company Eneco and dredging company Van Oord, broadcaster NOS reports. According to the broadcaster, the bid involves several billion euros. Though the exact amount was not revealed due to the competitive sensitivity. The two wind farms, Borssele I and II, will each produce up to 350 MW of power - enough to supply 825 thousand households with electricity. They are planned to be located 22 kilometers off the Zeeland coast. "We are very pleased with this consortium", Eneco said in a statement. "Everyone brings their own expertise." The government is expected to make a decision on who will get the contract in about 3 months.