The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) announced today that it has received multiple applications in the subsidy-free Hollandse Kust (noord) tender. The winner will be able to build a wind farm of at least 700 MW.
RVO expects to announce the winner within the next 13 weeks. The tender for Hollandse Kust (noord) is the fifth in a series of tenders that will see around 11 GW of installed offshore wind capacity in 2030.
Ørsted announced earlier this week it would participate in the tender. In 2016, Ørsted already won the first of the tenders, for Borssele 1&2 wind farm. Construction activities started in January this year and this week, the wind farm supplied power for the first time via TenneT’s offshore grid. The Borssele III & IV wind farm was won by the Blauwwind consortium.
The tenders for Hollands Kust (zuid) were both won by Vattenfall. Construction of the wind farms in this zone will start in 2022. Vattenfall was the first to build a wind farm subsidy free. Photo: Borssele 1&2 © Ørsted