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Vattenfall to power Microsoft hub

Dutch data centre will tap output from Wieringermeer wind farm

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Vattenfall has signed a 10-year deal to provide wind power to computing giant Microsoft's data centre in the Netherlands.

A total of 100% of power produced by the consented Wieringermeer onshore project will be delivered by the Swedish utility developer. The wind farm is due to go into operations in 2019.

It is Vattenfall's first data centre deal outside of the Nordic countries and its largest wind-only deal to date.

“This deal is completely in line with our strategy to help all of our customers to power their lives in ever smarter ways and free from fossil fuel within one generation," said Vattenfall.

“Investing in local clean energy to power our local data center is a win-win for our business and the Netherlands. Microsoft is committed to bringing new renewable energy sources online to power our data centres,” said Microsoft.

Wieringermeer will will require €200m in investment and will feature 100 turbines.

Image: Vattenfall projects in the Netherlands include the Prinses Alexia wind farm (Senvion)

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