Vattenfall is to sell 40% of the 301 MW Prinses Ariane wind farm in the Wieringermeer to Dutch insurance and asset management company a.s.r. As a result, a.s.r. will be the owner of 32 of the 82 turbines on the largest Dutch onshore wind farm. The 32 turbines have a combined capacity of 118 MW. Vattenfall will continue to service the turbines and take up the electricity they produce.
This purchase will significantly reduce CO2 emissions from a.s.r.’s investments and insurance portfolios in the coming years. The company wants to have €4.5 billion in investments on its balance sheet that contribute to a more sustainable world by 2024. For Vattenfall, the sale fits within the strategy of making fossil-free living possible within one generation.
Dick Gort, CEO of a.s.r. real estate: “a.s.r. wants to be a leader in corporate sustainability … I am proud that this year, following on from the purchase of the Jaap Rodenburg wind farm in Almere, we are now also purchasing part of the largest onshore wind farm in the Netherlands. In doing so, we increase our share in sustainable energy projects. We continue to look at the opportunities to invest in renewable energy sources that contribute to the energy transition and a sustainable living environment.”
Photo: Princes Ariane wind farm (Credit: Vattenfall)