The 27 MW solar power plant (in the picture) in Noord-Brabant province of the Netherlands is one of the country’s largest, said Shell that switched on the park for its chemical complex in the Moerdijk region. (Photo Credit: Shell/Twitter)
- Shell Netherlands has commissioned a 27 MW solar power plant in Netherlands’ Moerdijk region
- Electricity generated by the project will power the company’s chemical plant, one of the largest in Europe
- It used 76,000 solar panels for the project and calls it one of the country’s largest solar power plants
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Multinational oil company Shell has commissioned a 27 MW solar power project in the Netherlands through its local presence Shell Netherlands. The park is located on the company’s own site in Moerdijk, where it operates one of the largest chemical complexes in Europe. There, lightweight car parks, shoe soles, mattresses, insulation material and garden chairs are manufactured, among others.
With 76,000 solar panels, the project in the province of Noord-Brabant, is one of the largest solar parks in the country so far. It is expected to generate enough power to suffice annual electricity consumption of around 9,000 homes. All power generated by this project will be bought by Shell Moerdijk itself.
“The development of this solar park illustrates our ambition to play an active role in the Dutch energy transition,” said Marjan van Loon, CEO of Shell Netherlands. “We want to reduce our emissions. On the one hand by improving the energy efficiency of our processes, and on the other by investing in new energy activities. We work on this every day with many partners.”
Shell had announced the project in January 2018 when it said the project will be developed by its New Energies division. Back then it mentioned the plant capacity would be 20 MW (see Shell Setting Up 20 MW PV Plant In Holland).
In November 2018, Germany’s ib vogt GmbH delivered its 54.5 MW Scaldia Solar Park in the Netherlands and called it the country’s largest (see 54.5 MW PV Project Comes Online In Netherlands).