Windpark Landtong Rozenburg

The windmills on Landtong Rozenburg are going to be renewed and expanded in the coming years. The Province of South Holland and the municipality of Rotterdam regard the peninsular as an opportunity to install more modern and efficient windmills. Landtong Rozenburg is considered suitable as a location because it is part of the port and industrial zone, away from existing residential areas. Local residents and businesses around the peninsular are very welcome to take part in the dialogue about this wind park.

Renewal and expansion existing wind park

The existing wind park on the peninsular consists of two parts. The western part has ten windmills dating from 2007. Of these, five are on the west side and five on the east side of the Maeslantkering. Directly to the east of these, two windmills were commissioned in 2015. The ten existing small windmills on the peninsular will be replaced by nine more modern and efficient versions. The current ten windmills generate 15 megawatts (MW) and have exceeded their useful economic lives. The old windmills will be sold on the international market. On the same area of land, a maximum of 9 new, bigger windmills will be installed, increasing the power generation to at least 27 MW*. Port Authority of Rotterdam is responsible for this part.

*27 megawatts is equivalent to green energy for around 17,500 households

Tip height existing and new windmills

The two wind turbines from 2015 will remain in place. These wind turbines have a tip height (highest point of the blades) of 125 metres. The existing ten wind turbines have a tip height of 110 metres. The new wind turbines have a tip height of between 150 and a maximum of 210 metres.

Wind park expansion

A study is being conducted to explore whether, as proposed by the Province of South Holland, the wind park can be extended to the east. This will involve wind turbines generating at least 9 MW and a maximum of 12 MW of power. The tip height is between 150 and 210 metres.

On 21 December 2017, the Province of South Holland established the search location for this wind park in the re-evaluation of the Regulation Space and Mobility (VRM)(in Dutch). In view of the many studies, the participation procedure and acquiring various permits, these windmills are expected to be constructed in 2020-2021.

Environmental impact assessment

For the Windpark Landtong Rozenburg project, an EIA procedure will be launched. EIA stands for environmental impact assessment. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) acts as the basis for the final granting of environmental permit(s) and the Water Permit. Environmental issues will be studied in the framework of the Nature Conservation Act. The results of these studies will be incorporated in the Decree Nature Conservation Act, which is issued by the Omgevingsdienst Haaglanden.

Step 1: Review and perspective MSLD

The first step in the EIA procedure is to submit a Memorandum on Scope and Level of Detail (MSLD). This MSLD contains the starting points for the EIA and focuses on the scope and level of detail of the EIA. The MSLD describes the site, the environmental themes which will be further highlighted in the EIA and the questions to be answered in the EIA.

Step 2: Memorandum of Accountability

The Memorandum of Accountability will address all the questions, suggestions and bottlenecks in the MSLD perspectives. In week 24, DCMR (Rijnmond Environmental Department) sent a response to all those who had submitted their views.

View here the memorandum of accountability (anonymised)(in Dutch) - PDF(2.1M)

Step 3: Environmental Impact Assessment + environmental permit application + Water Permit application

In the EIA, three variants will be studied and compared based on many environmental studies. The preferred alternative will then be described.

In the environmental permit application, the developer explains how the wind park will be constructed. In the water permit application, the developer explains how the hydraulic engineering aspects related to the wind park will be managed.

After the summer 2018, in combination with the Environmental Permit and the Water Permit, the EIA will be available for inspection for 6 weeks. In this period, views may be submitted. During these 6 weeks, information sessions will be organised in Rozenburg and Maassluis.

Step 4: Memorandum of Accountability EIA

The Memorandum of Accountability will be sent to all respondents and will address all the questions, suggestions and bottlenecks in the EIA, Environmental Permit and Water Permit.

Step 5: Appeal

If those involved do not agree with the Memorandum of Accountability, there is the option to appeal to the Council of State. The Council will issue a final ruling about the EIA, Environmental Permit and Water Permit.

How do you wish to be involved?

You can be involved in the planning, construction and operational phase of this wind park in various ways, from limited to very intensively. There are three options:
a. You can receive information and respond during information sessions.
b. You can contribute ideas and advice through a working group or focus group, for example.
c. You can be involved in decisions and/or be a co-owner.

More information about the options is available in our folder How do you wish to be involved in this wind park (in Dutch) (PDF)

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