As part of its strategy to meet its energy targets, FrieslandCampina has adopted the Van Gogh wind farm at Etten-Leur. The wind farm, which was funded by three member dairy farmers and a team of investors, consists of five wind turbines with a total capacity of 11.5 MW (5x 2.3 MW). The energy generated will be enough to power FrieslandCampina’s production plants at Maasdam and Eindhoven.
FrieslandCampina is growing, and doing so in a climate-neutral way. As well as consuming energy more efficiently, the company is also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to reduce emissions by 30% compared with 1990. FrieslandCampina already draws 40% of its electricity requirements in the Netherlands from the green power produced by its own member dairy farmers.