Offshore wind farm decommissioning: An orientation of possible economic activity in the south holland region and the rotterdam port area

J.J. Joustra, Thomas Hajonides van der Meulen, Ton Bastein, Siddharth Krishna Swamy, Novita Saraswati

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Abstract

A significant part of wind energy in the Netherlands is generated by offshore wind farms at sea. In the coming decades, the number of wind farms will be scaled up in line with current energy transition and sustainability objectives. What happens to these wind turbines when they reach the end of their operational life? What volumes of material are involved? How can we prevent an adverse impact of this dismantling on the environment? What forms of economic activity may result from this removal task? This report investigates the material flows, activities and future outlook for decommissioning of offshore wind until 2050.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodySmartport
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Funding

Smartport

Keywords

  • Wind energy
  • wind turbine
  • wind farm
  • decommissioning
  • circular economy
  • port of rotterdam

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