TenneT Issues UXO Survey and Clearance Tender

Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO B.V. has issued a tender for offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, identification and clearance at the zones identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030.

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The tender covers the 700MW Hollandse Kust Noord, the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Alpha, the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Beta, the 700MW Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden, the 2GW IJmuiden Ver Alpha, and the 2GW IJmuiden Ver Beta. The contract will run from June 2020 to December 2029.

The tender will close on 16 December. TenneT plans to dispatch invitations to tender or invitations to participate to selected candidates on 27 January, 2020.

As the designated offshore grid operator for the future wind farms, TenneT is responsible for the engineering, procurement, installation, construction, and operation of the connections between the offshore wind farms, through converter platforms, to the onshore network.

The Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030 sets out plans for the development of additional 7GW of offshore wind capacity in the Dutch North Sea between 2024 and 2030.

The tenders for the new wind farm zones will be opened from 2021 onward, starting with the Holland Kust (west) zones.