The subsidy-free tender for the offshore wind farm sites Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3 & 4 has closed. RVO.nl reported that four parties have submitted their bids, the same number as previously seen with the first subsidy-free offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 1 & 2, which was won by Swedish developer Vattenfall.
Vattenfall, Ørsted and Witwind, a consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco, had already announced their participation in the tender. This week it became clear that French company Engie SA also submitted its bid.
Over the next few months, RVO.nl and independent external experts will assess the technical and economic feasibility of the applications. In the case of multiple suitable applications, a winner will be selected based on a ranking of 6 criteria, including the way fluctuations in the market prices are managed. The winner will be granted a 30-year permit. The period includes the construction, operation and decommissioning of the wind farm. A rental fee of 50 million euro will have to be paid by the winner for the parts of the wind farm that are located in the Dutch territorial sector. TenneT will be responsible for the connection of the wind farm to the national grid.
The Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm will have a power capacity of at least 700 MW, enough energy to provide around 2.5 % of the total Dutch energy consumption. Source: Rijksoverheid.nl