Five major Dutch firms call for more wind farms

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Companies including Rabobank and NS railways are appealing for sites to be allocated for new wind firms before end of 2008.

3 June 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Five major Dutch companies want the cabinet to move quickly to construct more offshore wind farms. The five, including Rabobank and NS railways, have joined the Worldwide Fund for Nature in an appeal to allocate sites for new wind farms before the end of 2008.

The second Dutch offshore wind farm, with a 250-megawatt capacity, will become operational this week. The planning phase for the wind farm took years, and this according to the five companies, is a daunting prospect for potential investors.

The five believe that the total capacity of Dutch wind farms should increase to at least 6000 megawatts, adequate to supply power to six million households.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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