Tender date for Hollandse Kust (west) sites announced

The tender for the Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone Sites VI and VII is planned to open on 14 April 2022. The winners are expected to be announced after summer 2022.

Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone is located approximately 51 kilometres off the west coast of the Netherlands. There are 2 wind farm sites designated within the zone: Wind Farm Site VI and VII. The total surface area of the Wind Farm Sites within the zone (including maintenance and safety zones) is approx. 176 km2.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy published the draft Ministerial Orders for the Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone Sites VI and VII. The draft orders remain available for reactions until 11 January, 2022.

Partly on the basis of these responses, the Ministry will adjust the ministerial orders and publish the final version of them in the Government Gazette. The tender will be open from April 14, 2022 to 5:00 PM CEST on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The winners are expected to be announced after summer 2022.

Financial bid

A financial bid is introduced in this tender. The maximum score for the financial bid is achieved if a party bids €50 million for the permit. A relative number of points is awarded for a lower bid (in steps of €2.5 million per point).

On Monday, January 31, 2022, RVO will organise an online information meeting about the tender and these regulations for the Hollandse Kust (west) wind energy area.

Site characterisation

The Metocean Campaign for the sites ended this year and the full dataset has now been published on the RVO website. The publication includes the raw wave and Lidar data, the processed data, and the accompanying data and data validation reports. It also includes a new simplified verification protocol for validation of Lidar units that may lead to shorter validation periods.In February 2022, RVO aims to publish an updated Wind Resource Assessment report, which will be taking into account 24 months of data from the Metocean Campaign. Source: RVO

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