Pressrelease from Oct 05, 2020

BELECTRIC constructs two more solar energy plants in the Netherlands

  • The “Hof van Twente” solar energy park (9 MWp) is already operational

  • The “Hoogeveen” solar project (24 MWp) is expected to be commissioned in Q4 2020

  • With installed plants producing over 100 MW, BELECTRIC is one of the leading builders and operators of PV power plants in the Dutch market

Kolitzheim (Germany) – The German solar power specialist BELECTRIC continues to expand its presence in the Dutch solar market: With the completion of the “Hof van Twente” solar energy park (over 9 MW), the EPC (engineering-procurement-construction) provider BELECTRIC has achieved a successful on-time launch and connection of the first of two projects for its German client Kronos Solar. The photovoltaic system in the Province of Overijssel consists of over 23,000 solar cells and produces enough climate-friendly green energy to supply around 3000 households per year. In addition, BELECTRIC is currently constructing the “Hoogeveen” solar plant in the Province of Drenthe. This will have a capacity of around 24 MW when it commences commercial operations in the fourth quarter of this year. BELECTRIC will also assume operations and maintenance services for both solar plants on behalf of Kronos Solar.

“By the end of 2020, we will have built a solar capacity of more than 100 MW in the Netherlands. This includes particularly innovative projects such as a solar power system for a hybrid power plant. All this makes us one of the leading builders and operators of solar systems in the Netherlands”, says Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH.

“In the context of the structural implementation of our current 250-MW portfolio in the Netherlands, we are pleased to have found an excellent construction partner in BELECTRIC. In view of the increasingly significant IPP strategy at Kronos Solar, we appreciate strategic partnerships that ensure efficiency and high quality”, states Dr. Alexander Arcache, CEO of Kronos Solar Projects GmbH. “In the core markets of the Netherlands, France, the UK and Germany, we are currently developing projects with a total output of approximately two gigawatts.”

Besides the two projects for Kronos Solar, BELECTRIC is presently constructing a solar power system with an installed capacity of 38 MW for Vattenfall Duurzame Energie N.V.’s ‘Energiepark Haringvliet Zuid’. The hybrid system, which consists of a wind park (22 MW), battery storage (12 MW) and open-space photovoltaic system, is currently taking shape around 30 kilometres southwest of Rotterdam on Goeree-Overflakkee Island in South Holland Province.