Dutch offshore wind farm tender set to open

The Dutch government is opening the tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm on Thursday, 2 April.

The tender will remain open until 30 April. The Dutch government has expressed confidence that, similarly to the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1 and 2, and the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 and 4, this wind farm could also be built subsidy-free.

The 700 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) is one of three offshore wind areas chosen by the Dutch government to be developed by 2023, as part of the country’s Energy Agreement for sustainable growth.

It consists of two 350MW sites located 18.5 kilometres off the west coast of the Netherlands.

The total surface area of the wind farm site within this zone is approximately 125 square kilometres. The existing Princess Amalia wind farm lies within the wind farm zone.

TenneT will build a grid connection and construct one offshore platform in this wind farm zone. The offshore grid connection will be operational in 2023.

Approximately 25 percent of Hollandse Kust (noord) is located within the twelve miles zone of the Dutch territories. This means a seabed lease has to be established between the wind farm operator and The Central Government Real Estate Agency.

Apart from the seabed lease for the wind turbines, a rental agreement for the infield cabling between the wind turbines and the TenneT platform has to be signed.

The project is valued at around € 1.4 million.

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