Date: 26 Jul 2014
The Gemini offshore wind farm will be one of the largest wind farms in the world in terms of size and production. It will be built in the Dutch part of the North Sea, 85 km north of the coast of Groningen, a location that is not visible from land, with a strong and constant wind.
Gemini wind farm: 64 square-kilometers
Gemini will supply roughly 785,000 households (about 1,540,000 inhabitants) with renewable electricity and will reduce Dutch CO2 emissions by 1.25 million tons per year. In doing so, Gemini will make a significant contribution to national energy independence as well as the sustainability goals of the Netherlands and Europe.
Presently, this is one of the most productive wind farms in the world thanks to the innovative technology of the wind generators and the excellent conditions at sea. Gemini will have a capacity of 600 MW and will produce roughly 2.6 TWh of renewable electricity.
The farm is also unique in terms of the preparation phase and the construction phase. Gemini is the largest renewable energy project in the world with own project-based financing.