The Netherlands to Award Offshore Wind Innovation Zone Permit in April

The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy issued a tender call for the development of the Borssele V offshore wind site in January 2018.

The bids are now being assessed based on their innovative nature, their contribution to knowledge and experience, and their impact on further reductions in the cost price for offshore wind energy.

Through this tender, the Dutch government has offered a subsidy both for the production of the electricity and for the higher investment costs. As well as the subsidy and the permit for the building and exploitation, a connection to the grid will be guaranteed. The nominal capacity of the Innovation Site will be between 6 and 20MW. This can be delivered by a maximum of two turbines.

The subsidy cap for the operation and investment elements combined amounts to EUR 57 million. A maximum of EUR 42 million will be awarded for the operation costs and a maximum of EUR 15 million for the investment costs.

Under the tender conditions, the offshore wind power generation facility must be put into operation within five years of the date of the decision to grant the subsidy.

Related news

List of related news articles

Posted: 10 months ago

Virginia Affirms Offshore Wind Ambitions

Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the dev...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 10 months ago
Posted: 10 months ago

Germany Readies New Offshore Wind Call

Germany's ruling coalition has agreed to issue a special call to tender for additional renewable ene...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 10 months ago
Posted: 10 months ago

REBO Welcomes Offshore Wind Teams

Norther N.V. and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have moved into a new building at the REBO terminal...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 10 months ago
Posted: 10 months ago

French Region Seeks More Offshore Wind

The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind ar...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 10 months ago