Shell Energy Europe has signed an agreement with Amazon to provide renewable power from a subsidy-free offshore windfarm being constructed off the coast of the Netherlands
The Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project will enable Amazon to power more of its business with clean energy. It will move the company closer to its pledge to become net-zero carbon across its business by 2040 and continue its path to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of its 2030 target.
The windfarm, the Hollandse Kust Noord project offshore the Netherlands, will be operated by The CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. Starting in 2024, Amazon will offtake 250 MW from Shell and 130 MW from Eneco, for a total of 380 MW.
Shell New Energies executive vice president Elisabeth Brinton said, “Supplying Amazon with electricity from this offshore windfarm contributes to their net-zero pledge while progressing our own ambition to be a net-zero emissions business by 2050 or sooner.
“We are delighted to continue strengthening our strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services across Shell New Energies. Our collaboration is enabling us to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation.”
Shell and Amazon have already achieved milestones together. In July 2020, Amazon’s air cargo network secured up to 6M gallons of sustainable aviation fuel supplied by Shell Aviation.