Vattenfall announced it can now officially go ahead with the offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2. The Swedish developer received the go-ahead from the Dutch Government after the second of two objections filed against the tender award decision was withdrawn. The permit to start construction is now irrevocable.
Vattenfall won the tender, the first subsidy-free tender in the Netherlands, for the wind zones earlier this year, on March 19. Due to tender result objections filed by two parties, however, the project was put on hold. With the permit in place, Vattenfall can start the construction preparations for the between 700 to 750 MW wind farm, located off the coast of the provinces of South Hollands and North Holland.
The company already made a start on the first preparations like the procurement for the main components. Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 should be fully operational within 5 years, providing power to 1 to 1.5 million households. (Source Nuon)