Previously, in March 2018, the Swedish developer already won the tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2. In September 2018, Vattenfall received the irrevocable permit for the construction of the 700 MW offshore wind farm and has already started with the first preparations. The companies sees many benefits in developing both Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 and 3 & 4.
“There are scale advantages that can be realized if the two projects can be combined and that will bring significant benefits in terms of cost reductions, providing a very robust business case. In our offer we will be able to profit from the efforts already put into HKZ 1 & 2. Besides cost benefits, this will also give us a head start on design and construction, further reducing the risk in the project schedule. All in all, it has enabled us to prepare a very solid proposal for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4″, explains Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind, Vattenfall.
Currently, Vattenfall has 2.8 GW (gigawatt) installed wind capacity (1.1 GW onshore and 1.7 GW offshore) in five countries: Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany and the Netherlands. The total electricity production in 2018 was 7.8 TWh (terawatthours). The portfolio consist of approximately 1,100 wind turbines. Source: Vattenfall