Offshore wind farms Brown Ridge Oost and Q4-WP
On November 2nd, 2009, the permit for offshore wind farm Brown Ridge Oost was granted to E-Connection.
This wind farm is located approx. 75 km from IJmuiden. It comprises 94 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 282 MW. The average yearly production is sufficient to supply approximately 300.000 households.
On December 18th, 2009, the permit for offshore wind farm Q4-WP was granted. The first application for this project was submitted in 1999. However in 1999 the government preferred to grant one permit at a time.
Thus E-Connection withdrew the application for the Q4-WP project and four other projects in favour of the permit of the Q7-WP wind farm, which was granted in 2002. Only 26 of the 40 wind turbines of wind farm Q4-WP have been permitted. Therefore wind farm Q4‑WP has an installed capacity of 78 MW. The average yearly production can power more than 81.000 households.
In May 2012 the permits for Brown Ridge Oost and Q4-WP became irrevocable.