Dutch Extend Offshore Wind Tender Decision Deadline

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has extended the decision period on the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tendering round by up to 13 weeks as the agency ”needs more time to assess the applications”.


The initial legal period of 13 weeks for the evaluation of the received applications expired on 13 June and the agency has now exercised the option to use up to additional 13 weeks to make the decision on whether to declare a winner of the subsidy-free round or to move the tender to the second, subsidized, round.

The applicants have already been informed of the deadline extension by the agency.

As reported earlier, RVO.nl opened the tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites without government subsidies on 1 March.

The round closed on 14 March and attracted bids from ØrstedVattenfallEngie, and the Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco, among others.

The Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tender covers two wind farms with an individual capacity of between 342MW and 380MW.