We have been monitoring construction of the Princess
Amalia Windfarm. Generating around 435GWhs of electricity yearly
the farm will reduce The Netherlands’ dependency on fossil fuel
imports and avoid 225,000 tons of CO2 emissions
The issue of climate change is rapidly changing the face of the
global energy industry. Mott MacDonald’s energy team has built up
vast experience with alternate energy schemes, driven both by the
need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from traditional sources,
and to find sources of renewable energy.
Renewable energy technologies utilising natural resources range
from solar power, wind power
and hydroelectricity, to biomass
and biofuels. Globally, renewable’s contribution to primary energy
production remains fairly small; about 13% of primary energy comes
from renewables, with most of this coming from traditional biomass
such as wood-burning. Mott MacDonald recognises that the technical
potential for renewable energy is much greater and we're involved
in many exciting projects to further encourage its use.
Our projects range from wind farms, biomass and groundwater
solutions to geothermal, solar and tidal options. Within each of
these categories Mott MacDonald’s capabilities, experience and
track record are extensive. Our contribution ranges from helping
national governments devise strategies for renewable energy
exploitation to project managing delivery of biomass power stations
in the UK and Philippines.
When it comes to wind energy, we've been involved in nearly 50% of
all onshore wind farms in the UK to date, and in Ireland's largest
wind farm development.