Eneco and EDF team up to deliver the Navitus Bay Wind Park.
It has been announced that the exclusive developmet rights to the Navitus Bay wind Park are now to be held by a 50-50 joint venture between Eneco Wind UK Ltd (Eneco) and EDF Energy - part of The Crown Estate Round 3 Offshore Wind Programme.
EDF Energy has a strong track record of delivering nationally significant energy projects in the UK, complementing Eneco’s expertise in developing renewables projects in both the Netherlands and the UK.
The proposed development of Navitus Bay could deliver between 900MW and 1200MW of capacity in the northern part of the awarded area, a site which covers 76 square miles. This is enough power to supply between 615,000 and 820,000 homes, and will prevent the production of approximately 1,186,000 tonnes of CO2each year.
Eneco and EDF Energy will now work together to carry out a programme of onshore and offshore consultation with the local community. They plan to submit a Development Consent Order (the wind farm’s planning application) to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) at the end of 2013.