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Netherlands inaugurated operation of Gemini Windpark power plant

Tinuku ~ Gemini Windpark is the latest project as one of the largest offshore wind power plants in the world that installed 150 turbines in the Netherlands North Sea. Officials say the planned windmill project since 2010 has filled the energy needs for about 1.5 million people.

Tinuku Netherlands inaugurated operation of Gemini Windpark power plant

Authorities in the Netherlands announced the inauguration of a Gemini Windpark operation located approximately 85 kilometers (53 miles) off the north coast of the Netherlands which has a capacity of 600 megawatts to supply 785,000 households in the Netherlands with renewable energy.

"We are officially at the operational stage.This is a complicated effort, especially since the offshore locations require a lot of logistics," said Matthias Haag.

The 2.8 billion-euro project is a collaboration between Canadian independent renewable energy company Northland Power, wind turbine producer Siemens Wind Power, Dutch maritime contractor Van Oord and HVC waste treatment company.

Gemini accounts for 13 percent of total renewable energy supply and about 25 percent of wind power. A recent effort to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that make up greenhouse gases and the causes of global warming.

The Netherlands remains dependent on fossil fuels for about 95 percent of energy supplies. But the government has committed about 14 percent of its energy coming from renewable sources such as wind and solar power by 2020, 16 percent by 2023 and zero carbon percent by 2050.

"The Gemini project is the first step for the Netherlands and has shown timeliness in a very safe environment," Haag said.
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