DNV GL to Certify Dutch Offshore Wind Site Studies

DNV GL Denmark A/S has won a contract to provide the certification of site studies for the Hollandse Kust (west) and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind farm zones in the Dutch North Sea.


The contracting authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), plans to conclude a contract for the certification of the site studies with a term of five years, with a one-year renewal option.

The value of the contract is EUR 386,565.

The 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (West) and the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (North of the Wadden Sea Islands) are two of the three offshore wind zones identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, which looks to add further 7GW of offshore wind capacity in the Dutch North Sea from 2024 to 2030.

The tenders for the new wind farm zones will be opened from 2021 onward, starting with the Hollandse Kust (West), and the wind farms are expected to be commissioned between 2024 and 2030.

Back in 2017, DNV GL awarded RVO.nl with a certificate for the quality of site studies undertaken at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) sites I and II ahead of the tendering procedure.

DNV GL Danmark A/S also won a contract by Ørsted to provide project certification services and to evaluate whether the assessment of the site conditions at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind zone had been carried out and documented adequately.