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The Dutch Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State has approved the Wind Farm Site Decisions (WFSD) for zones I and II of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind project.
Following the article about Ørsted’s participation in the upcoming Hollandse Kust I & II tender, Offshore WIND spoke with Jasper Vis, the company’s country manager for the Netherlands who said that the final decision on whether to bid at the tender has not yet been made.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has published the Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) sites I and II, stating that the application period will start on 15 December and close on 21 December 2017.
TenneT has launched a qualification process for candidates interested in tendering for the delivery of offshore platforms that will connect wind farms at Hollandse Kust Zuid and Hollandse Kust Noord offshore areas to the Dutch grid on the mainland.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, issued a call for tenders for geophysical soil investigations at the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm zone on 5 April.
The House of Representatives of the Netherlands has received a motion to look into the possibility of adding new offshore wind farm zones to the country's list of projects scheduled for commissioning by 2023.
The Port of Rotterdam has welcomed the announcement that the Dutch government identified the port's Maasvlakte North zone as the most suitable landfall location for onshore cables which will connect four 350MW offshore wind farms in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) zone to the grid. The offshore grid at Hollandse Kust (zuid) will consist of two offshore substations with […]
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp has announced that the Maasvlakte North zone was identified as the most suitable landfall location for onshore cables which will connect four 350MW offshore wind farms in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) zone to the grid, TenneT reports. The offshore grid at Hollandse Kust (zuid) will consist of two offshore substations with two subsea […]
The Netherlands-based consultancy Tauw Group will carry out soil investigations and determine the most suitable route for onshore cables which will connect four 350MW offshore wind farms in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) zone to the Dutch grid, TenneT reports. Tauw will examine several onshore cable routes, including the one leading to Wateringen and two leading to a terminal on Maasvlakte. The soil […]
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland or RVO), part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, has awarded Fugro Survey B.V. with a contract to carry out geophysical soil investigations for the proposed offshore wind farm sites at Hollandse Kust Zuid (South). Fugro Survey was one of nine applicants to the tender released back in December 2015. The company […]
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland or RVO.nl) has invited tenders for the collection of meteorological and oceanographic data obtained through real time field measurements at the Wind Farm Zone Hollandse Kust (Zuid). The objective of this tender is to conclude an agreement with 1 or 2 suppliers to provide the metocean data by means of 2 […]
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has invited tenders for geophysical soil investigations at the Hollandse Kust Zuid (South) offshore wind farm zone. An agreement will be signed with a tenderer who is able to carry out the geophysical investigations required to obtain the soil information at the offshore wind farm zones at Hollandse Kust Zuid, in […]
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has invited tenders for certification of site studies at the Hollandse Kust wind farm zones. An agreement will be signed with a tenderer who is able to carry out the certification of various site studies that will be performed at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse Kust Zuid (South Holland Coast) and […]
Sif Holding has secured a contract to manufacture 114 monopiles for three out of four zones of Vattenfall's 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (Zuid) offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Under the contract, Sif will use 113KTon of steel for manufacturing the monopiles and will store them at the MV2 facility in Rotterdam in 2020-2021. “Our manufacturing facilities […]
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has selected Vattenfall as the winner of the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust (Zuid) III & IV offshore wind tender. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) opened the tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) III & IV site without government subsidies on 1 March. Besides Vattenfall, the call attracted bids from […]
Petrofac and TenneT have confirmed the award of the contract to build the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore grid connection Beta HVAC substation in the Dutch North Sea. This follows the award of the contract for HKZ platform Alpha in July 2018 and subsequent confirmation of HKZ platform Beta option. A total of eight 700MW […]
Vattenfall has signed a contract with Windcat Workboats for the provision of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under the agreement, Vattenfall will be one of the first users of Windcat's hydrogen-powered vessels, currently being developed. The IJmuiden-headquartered vessel operator is working with CMB […]
Engie has submitted a bid in the subsidy-free tender for the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. A spokesperson from the company confirmed to OffshoreWIND.biz that Engie has joined Vattenfall, Ørsted and the Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco in the 750MW tender. To […]
Ørsted will be submitting a bid in the Dutch offshore wind tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3&4 (Holland Coast South 3&4). As part of its proposal to the Dutch government, Ørsted has already taken the final investment decision on the project and is working to establish green hydrogen projects based on power from its […]
The Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco has submitted a bid in the subsidy-free tender for the construction and operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The consortium plans to start the operation of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites in 2023. The […]
Bibby HydroMap has started an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey of Vattenfall's Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II wind sites in the Dutch North Sea. Following a competitive bid process, the UK-based seabed survey company was awarded the contract in early 2019. Using a multi-vessel approach, Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena will together acquire over 4,000-line […]
The Dutch government did not just single-handedly decide to go forward with zero-subsidy tenders, serious developers tell and show it is possible, and as long as this is the case the government will not provide unnecessary subsidies or other forms of market protection, Ruud de Bruijne from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
There are no local content requirements in offshore wind tenders in the Netherlands because the Dutch government sees competition as key to achieving cost reductions, Ruud de Bruijne, Project Manager Offshore Wind Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said during the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.
DNV GL has been contracted by Transmission System Operator TenneT to deliver the complete project certification for two offshore substations (OSS) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.
Vattenfall’s permits to develop the Hollandse Kust (zuid) I&II wind zones in the Dutch North Sea have received an irrevocable status following a withdrawal of two complaints against the award decision.
Dutch offshore grid operator TenneT TSO B.V. has issued a call for competition for the construction, transport and installation of an offshore platform for a Hollandse Kust offshore wind zone.