Grontmij, Pondera to Prepare Borssele III and IV for Tendering

Grontmij and Pondera Consult will carry out preparatory studies for the call for tender by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs for allotments III and IV of the Borssele offshore wind farm.

When completed, Borssele will deliver sustainable energy to 1.4 million households and will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind energy sites.

Grontmij and Pondera will draft environmental impact assessments and assessment studies for allotments III and IV of the offshore wind farm that is located just outside the 12-mile zone on the southern coast of the Netherlands. Studies will also be carried out for specification on an ‘innovation’ allotment; a separate plot decision will be taken for an area where innovations in turbines, foundations, construction methods and maintenance concepts can be piloted or tested.

The results of these studies will form an important basis for the Ministry’s call for tenders on the offshore III and IV lots scheduled for 2016.

In 2014, Grontmij and Pondera Consult were responsible for the environmental impact assessment and assessment studies for allotments I and II.

Marc Kreft, Senior Project Manager of Grontmij in the Netherlands: ‘We are very pleased that our involvement and successful collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Rijkswaterstaat, the agency responsible for Dutch infrastructure, has been extended through this new assignment. It is a confirmation that the Ministry recognizes our extensive experience in offshore wind energy.’

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