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.