“OVER 30% OF THE TOTAL ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION OF THE NETHERLANDS COMES FROM DELFZIJL/EEMSHAVEN. NO DOUBT IT IS THE ENERGY PORT OF NORTHWEST EUROPE.
8,000 MW energy production in total
Over 325 hectares greenfield available
340 MW windpower
Investments amount 6 billion euro
Plans for direct line to make use of cheaper German power
Hub in offshore wind logistics
Delfzijl/Eemshaven has several large power stations as well as several high-voltage and medium-voltage stations, which provide a guaranteed energy supply. There are four operational power stations: the gas-fuelled power stations of Delesto, Engie (Eemscentrale) and Nuon/Vattenfall (Magnum power station) and RWE/ Essent’s new coal power station. Besides power stations, other forms of energy are also available. Electricity from a Norwegian hydroelectric power station is transported to the Netherlands by means of the NorNed undersea high-voltage cable, whilst Norway is able to buy electricity from the Netherlands by using the same cable. A large converter station has been built in Eemshaven for this purpose. Advanced plans are in place for NorNed 2 and an undersea cable to Denmark – the COBRA cable – which would transport electricity from wind energy – is under construction. Gemini has build a landfall point for electricity that is generated by wind energy in the North Sea. EEW Energy from Waste operates a thermal waste recycling plant for preparing commercial and household wastes as well as alternative fuels and Eneco has built a bio energy power plant by using woodchips.
There are far advanced plans for a ‘direct line’ (power cable) between the industry in Delfzijl and the German energy market. For the present and future industry in Delfzijl it is an attractive development (cheaper energy) and improves the climate for establishing businesses.
Since Spring 2015 Eneco’s Windpark Delfzijl Noord, consisting of 19 windturbines from 3.3 MW each, is operational. And Eemshaven is situated in the middle of the largest wind park on Dutch soil. Eemshaven hosts close to 100 wind turbines located each with a capacity of 3 MW. Recently 2 new generation wind turbines of 6 MW have been added to the existing turbines in the port. All these turbines add a significant amount of sustainable energy to the power mix and it is expected that the share of wind energy will increase in the near future. Next to that Eneco and RWE/Essent needs 1.5 million tons of biomass every year to make green energy.
Many energy producers have already established themselves in Delfzijl or Eemshaven or are in the process of doing so, which enables Groningen Seaports to meet a reliable power demand and present itself as a highly attractive location for energy using companies. The region offers an excellent energy grid with a lot of power stations in the area. The average availability of the Dutch energy grid over the last five years accounted to 99,9943%.
ROBERT VAN TUINEN
business manager energy- & dataport
Phone: +31 (0)62 224 3300
ENERGY CAPACITY 8,000 MW
Engie (1,700 MW)
NorNed (700 MW)
Nuon/Vattenfall (1,300 MW)
RWE/Essent (1,600 MW)
COBRA (700 MW)
Gemini (offshore wind) (600 MW)
Delesto (530 MW)
EEW Energy from Waste (49.9 MW)
Eneco Bio Golden Raand (49.9 MW)
Present wind energy (on shore) (340 MW)
Future wind energy (on shore) (548 MW)
Solar energy (42 MW)
EEW ENERGY FROM WASTE
Waste recycling plant with 49.9 MW installed capacity; producing steam and electricity.
Heat and power station with a capacity of 530 MW. Gasheated; producing electricity. Available 3, 8 and 63 bar gas network
ENECO BIO GOLDEN RAAND
Bio power plant with a capacity of 49.9 MW. Heated by woodchips; producing steam and electricity.