The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate has announced the bidding window for the offshore wind sites Hollandse-Kust Zuid III and IV. It has opted for the second time for a subsidy-free tender as previously done with the Hollandse-Kust Zuid I and II wind farm.
The bidding window opens on 1 March. Interested developers can submit their application with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) till 5 PM CET on 14 March. A new element in the tender is the introduction of a seabed lease. This is due to the fact that the wind farm is partially located in the 12 nautical miles zone of the Dutch coast which is owned by the State. The fee is set at € 0,98 per MWh per year, to be paid by the winning developer to the Central Government Real Estate Agency. This excludes indexation. The seabed lease agreement and the conditions to obtain the permit will be published mid December.
Hollandse-Kust Zuid will generate around 700 MW, enough to supply around 1 million households with green energy. The wind farm will be connected to the national grid by TenneT.
The tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II was won by Nuon/Vattenvall in 2018. The wind farm should be ready in 2023. Photo RVO.nl