On Monday, Amazon announced that plans to buy half of the energy produced by a new wind farm in the Netherlands. Shell and Eneco secured the right to build the 759 megawatt wind farm in the North Sea last July.
The e-commerce behemoth said it would now purchase over 380 MW of the farm’s output to power its operations in Europe. This will be the largest single-site renewable energy project yet.
The offshore wind farm is expected to be operational by 2023.
Spanning an area of 125 square kilometers, the wind farm will be operated by the CrossWind Consortium, which is a joint venture between Shell and Eneco.
Amazon, like several other tech companies, is aiming to lower carbon footprint and invest billions to pay for more renewable sources of energy.