Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz Insurance Companies (“Allianz”), has signed an agreement to purchase from BASF a 25.2% stake in the windfarm Hollandse Kust Zuid (“HKZ”). This is the first offshore wind and first equity renewables investment of Allianz in the Netherlands.
Once fully operational, HKZ will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 140 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 1.5 GW. The project is located in the North Sea, offshore of the coast of Noordwijk in the Netherlands which is 30km away from The Hague. Construction works for HKZ have already started. The project is expected to become fully operational in 2023. As agreed in a long-term fixed-price corporate power purchasing agreement BASF will receive most of the power originating from the overall 49.5% share of Allianz and BASF in HKZ.