Today, 10 July, RVO.nl (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) announced the winner of the tender for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 offshore wind development site. It will be the second subsidy-free offshore wind farm to be built in Dutch waters.
In March 2018, the Swedish company also won the permit for the subsidy-free tender Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1 & 2 (750 MW). In total, Hollandse Kust (zuid) will produce enough green energy to supply 3 million households.
The tender opened between 1 and 14 March. Other interested parties were Ørsted, Witwind, a consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco, and Frontier, a consortium of Engie, Meewind, EDPR, Northland Power and Green Giraffe.
According to Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind, to be awarded the development rights for both Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1 & 2 and Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 could lead to further optimisation in the development and maintenance of a wind farm of this size.
The wind farm site is located some 18.5 km off the coast of the province of Zuid-Holland. When it is ready in 2023, it will provide in 2.5 % of the electricity demand. Vattenfall will have to pay an annual land lease of around 2 million euro for the site where the wind farm will rise.
Construction is planned for 2022. Vattenfall can now start the final preparations with the previously selected suppliers and contracters. Siemens Gamesa will likely provide their SG 10.0-193 DD turbine. The foundations will be provided by Sif, and the cables by Prysmian. Seaway 7 will be responsible for the installation of the cables and foundations and Swire Blue Ocean for the installation of the wind turbines. Image: Vattenfall