Swedish company, Vattenfall, will participate in the offshore wind tender in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The tender, announced on Dec. 15, is a “zero-subsidy” tender meaning only companies requiring no outside support are allowed to take part. The deadline for participation is Dec. 21.
The Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Wind Farm Zone (HKZWFZ) lies to the west of the Netherlands, offshore from the province of Zuid-Holland (South Holland). This Wind Farm Zone has four sites. The tender round for HKZWFZ will offer two 350 MW projects for development: one at Site I of the zone, the other at Site II.
As reported by Reuters, German energy company EnBW is also interested in bidding for the construction of the wind farms. In April, EnBW won the first ever zero subsidy tender for the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
Vattenfall views the project as a significant milestone for both the green transition of the Netherlands and Vattenfall.
In 2016 Vattenfall won the Danish offshore projects Vesterhav Syd & Nord and Kriegers Flak at record low bids. The construction of these projects, which are to be commissioned no later than 2020 and 2022 respectively, are under way and recently culminated with a large order for the turbines with Siemens Gamesa.
“We have been very thorough in making sure our business case is strong and we are well equipped to manage all risks. We believe that our proposal represents a very solid all-round proposition to meet the Dutch government's needs,” said Gunnar Groebler, Head of Vattenfalls Business Area Wind.