Geophysical Investigations Required for Hollandse Kust Zuid

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has invited tenders for geophysical soil investigations at the Hollandse Kust Zuid (South) offshore wind farm zone. 

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An agreement will be signed with a tenderer who is able to carry out the geophysical investigations required to obtain the soil information at the offshore wind farm zones at Hollandse Kust Zuid, in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

Bids can be submitted by 15 January, 2016.

The soil information will be made available to the participants in the SDE+ concession tenders for offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands. The SDE+ (Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie/Stimulation of sustainable energy production) is an operating grant which encourages the production of renewable energy in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has six offshore wind sites in the pipeline at two Hollandse Kust zones: four at Hollandse Kust Zuid, and two at Hollandse Kust Noord.

Each of the sites at the wind farm zones can accommodate 350 MW. TenneT will build grid connections and construct offshore substations.

The subsidy and permit tender for sites Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II is planned to open in 2017, and Hollandse Kust Noord is scheduled for the process in 2019.