A healthy North Sea, source of renewable energy, rich in nature, and full of life. That is our dream. It is based on an insight that is as simple as it is effective: offshore wind farms can act as nurseries for underwater nature.
To realise our dream we use the unique conditions that wind farms provide for underwater nature. In wind farms it is not allowed to carry out seabed disturbing activities. By installing artificial reefs and releasing oysters, we accelerate and strengthen the development of nature within wind farms. Reefs are both a shelter and a source of food for marine life.
Renewable energy and nature development
In the coming years, many new wind farms are to be built in the North Sea. A transition to renewable energy sources is desperately needed to stop further climate change. In 2030, these wind farms will provide 40 percent of our current electricity consumption.
Building additional wind farms in the North Sea represents an enormous potential for nature development. That potential is significant: wind farms currently only cover 0.2 percent of the total area of the North Sea, but in 2030 that will be 2.8 percent.