Arcadis, BLIX to Work on Dutch Offshore Wind Zones

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has awarded Arcadis Nederland BV and BLIX Consultancy BV with contracts covering expert support on soil investigations and expert support on wind and water investigations at the new offshore wind zones in the Dutch North Sea.

Arcadis Nederland BV is the winner of Lot 1 which includes expert support on geological desk studies, geophysical investigations, geotechnical investigations, morphodynamical investigations, and ground modelling.

The total value of the contract/Lot 1 is EUR 1.94 million.

BLIX Consultancy BV won the Lot 2 contract which comprises expert support on wind resource assessments, metocean conditions and modelling, and possibly offshore client representatives during metocean campaign(s).

The total value of this contract is EUR 1.6 million.

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In November 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management issued the Additional Draft North Sea Programme 2022 – 2027 which increases the country’s offshore wind target from the current 11.5 GW to 22.2 GW of operating offshore wind capacity by 2030.

According to the Additional Draft, the new offshore wind capacity would be developed within the newly designated, as well as the existing zones.

The designated zones 1,2, and 5 East would accommodate 8 GW of offshore wind capacity, the IJmuiden Ver North 2 GW, and the remaining 700 MW zone was identified within the southern part of Hollandse Kust (west) area.

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