Ørsted and TotalEnergies have joined forces to submit joint bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders Hollandse Kust (west), with the goal of having a net positive impact on biodiversity and the Dutch energy system.
The wind farms in Hollandse Kust (west) are about 53 kilometers off the Dutch coast and have a combined capacity of nearly 1.5 gigawatts (GW).
In these tenders, Ørsted and TotalEnergies will combine their strengths in order to help the Netherlands meet its goal of developing more than 70 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050 for power generation and large-scale hydrogen production.
The HKW VI tender proposal will alter the way wind farms interact with the environment. It focuses on working with all parties, both international and local, to build the knowledge needed to have wind farms strengthen nature by default, with its measures, unprecedented monitoring program, and strong cooperation with companies, institutes, universities, and NGOs.
Zeeland is the Netherlands’ largest hydrogen cluster. The world’s largest green hydrogen cluster, with 600 MW of electrolysis capacity, will be operational by 2027, powered entirely by the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm. With the addition of electric transportation, batteries, and direct electrification of industry, maximum system integration will be achieved.
The Dutch government is expected to announce the tender winners in the autumn of 2022.