Gemini (Off-shore wind)


Project:
Gemini Off-shore Wind Farm
Location:
North Sea, Netherlands
Energy source:
Wind
Type of facility:
Off-shore Wind Farm
Stage:
Construction
Expected to Open:
2017
Capacity:
600MW - 360 MW NPI Interest
%Owned/Operated:
60/N/A
Overview:
Northland is 60% owner of the EUR2.8 billion Gemini offshore wind project, and will play an active role throughout construction and operations. Located 85 km of the Netherlands coast, Gemini will generate 600MW, meeting the annual energy needs of one and a half million people and reducing the annual CO2 emissions of the Netherlands by 1.25 million tons. Once operational, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, and one of the largest in the world. Northland's project team reached financial close for Gemini in May 2014.

Gemini has several attractive features:
  • Favourable sea bed conditions and a strong, reliable wind resource
  • Supports Netherlands EU mandate for renewable energy (20% by 2020)
  • 15-year power purchase agreement with Netherlands government
Innovative contracting structure with two major contractors:
  • Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. as installation contractor
  • Siemens to supply turbines
Features:
  • 600 MW offshore wind project 85 km off the Netherlands coast
  • Favourable sea bed conditions and strong, reliable wind resource
  • Major environmental permits received
  • Seimens selected to supply turbines
  • Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. selected as installation contractor
  • Total projected cost is EUR2.8 billion
  • Financial close achieved
  • 15-year power purchase agreements with Netherlands government
  • Northland Power is owner (60%), construction manager, operator
Documents:
Visit the project site
Take a virtual tour of the Gemini project
Visit the Gemini photo gallery
Read the initial acquisition press release
Read the financial close press release
Van Oord orders DP2 cable-laying vessel for wind park construction

Northland Power
Management Information Circular

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