a.s.r. is to become the owner of the Jaap Rodenburg wind farm. The ten existing wind turbines in Almere Pampus will be replaced by new, more powerful ones, with a.s.r. taking over eight of the turbines from Vattenfall. The remaining two will be transferred to the local energy cooperative Almeerse Wind after construction. With this purchase, as a sustainable insurer, a.s.r. wishes to contribute to the energy transition and to a sustainable living environment.
The ten new wind turbines have an aggregate capacity of 38 megawatt. The amount of power they generate annually is equal to the consumption of approximately 28,000 households. The construction of the new wind turbines will start this month and they are expected to be operational by the end of this year.
Martijn Hagens, CEO Vattenfall Nederland: ‘Vattenfall is investing heavily in the development of wind and solar farms, but we want to do even more to make fossil free living possible within one generation. The sale of Jaap Rodenburg allows us to start up new projects, so that we can further accelerate the energy transition.’
Dick Gort, CEO a.s.r. real estate: ‘a.s.r. wants to be a leader in sustainable entrepreneurship within the financial sector. As a real estate asset manager, a.s.r. real estate therefore invests in sustainable energy sources, including wind and solar parks. With the acquisition of the Jaap Rodenburg wind farm, we are contributing to the energy transition and a sustainable living environment. I am proud that we are investing directly on behalf of a.s.r. in this sustainable energy project and that our brand name soon will be visible on wind turbines. We expect other similar investments to follow in the future.’