When will activities begin in the North Sea?

The preliminary injunction court suspended part of the N05-A permits in April 2023 due to the general nitrogen problem in the Netherlands, which for various reasons challenges almost all large-scale construction projects in the Netherlands. The suspension applies only to temporary construction work in the North Sea.

The procurement and construction of the N05-A facilities (such as the platform) are not hindered by the court ruling and has continued as planned. Following a positive ruling in the court case on the merits, filed by opponents of this North Sea project, construction works on the North Sea will start to ensure natural gas availability by the end of 2024. The court ruling is expected from mid-April 2024.