BSR EPC solar park to create carbon-neutral village
The project – BSR’s first in the Netherlands – will power over 900 homes a year
BSR EPC, the UK’s leading solar EPC, has been selected by Zeeuwind Cooperative to deliver engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for a new 3.6MWp site in Koudekerke, Zeeland, the Netherlands. The project will support the local energy cooperative Energieneutraal Koudekerke / Dishoek’s vision of creating a carbon neutral village by 2030.
The park, comprising of approximately 10,000 panels, will be built by BSR EPC on a brown-field site, which was used for landfill until the mid-1980s. Developing derelict land avoids valuable land – such as that used for agriculture – from being repurposed.
“The solar market is expanding rapidly in the Netherlands and there is still opportunity for further growth,” said Tim Humpage, Director of BSR EPC. “We recently signed an Australian EPC contract and are really excited to be also entering the Dutch market with Zeeuwind. Building on an old landfill site comes with its challenges, and we’re looking forward to using our experience of building over 550MWp to make this project a success.”
The contract was signed in March 2019 and construction will start in June 2019.