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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 […]
By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Germany’s first offshore wind auction, in April 2017, was a watershed for the industry. Anticipating fierce competition, Ørsted and EnBW both pitched projects that would not require subsidy support, a concept undreamt of at the time. Since then, more than 2.5 GW […]
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.
The offshore wind industry cannot operate a zero-subsidy project in the same way as an EUR 100 per megawatt-hour wind farm, according to Clym Stock-Williams, Wind Energy Consultant at TNO.
The tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid/south) Sites III and IV will be opened for applications in January 2019 with a zero-subsidy opening round, according to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).
Statoil, the company behind the world's first operational floating wind farm, has submitted a zero-subsidy bid at the Dutch offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II project in the North Sea.
The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure due to a lack of auctions and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030, according to WindEurope. The last German offshore wind auction was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021. This has lead to order books drying up within […]
Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has appointed Ørsted Wind Power's former CEO Samuel Leupold as Chairman of Wind Energy. In this newly created position, Leupold will support the development and implementation of GIG’s global strategy for offshore and onshore wind. According to GIG, the new chairman will also support the expansion of the organization's global footprint […]
The Dutch Council of State has made final wind farm site decisions for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm sites III and IV irrevocable after rejecting appeals from three parties. The Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tender comprises two wind farms with an individual capacity of between 342MW and 380MW. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) […]
Vattenfall has contracted Seaway 7, part of Subsea 7, for work on the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Seaway 7 is in charge of the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of the inter-array cables. The company has also been selected as one of the partners for […]
Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]
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 […]
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has opened a tender to build and operate offshore wind farms without subsidies at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV zones in the Dutch North Sea. The application period opened on 1 March and will run until 5 pm local time on Thursday, 14 March 2019. After the closure of […]
Vattenfall has decided to participate in the 750MW offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 in the Dutch part of the North Sea. In March 2018, the Swedish energy company won the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 tender with a zero subsidy bid. ''Vattenfall is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Through […]
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has launched the geotechnical campaign for the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project located in the German Baltic Sea. Parkwind has appointed Fugro to perform the soil investigation. The campaign has started with the unexploded ordnance survey and will continue with the cone penetration testing (CPT) and borehole drilling. […]
The future operator of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV wind farms will not be exempt from paying the seabed lease fee for the portions of the wind farms situated within the 12-mile zone of the Dutch territories in the North Sea, according to Eric Wiebes, the country’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. […]
From a sea of major updates that hit the headlines last year, Offshore WIND has chosen a few that could sketch the sector's progress by looking at various developments across the globe in 2018.
Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry's hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the 'Learn More' button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.
The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read articles in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate will open the bidding procedure for developers interested in building the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) III and IV offshore wind farms without subsidies in March 2019.
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.
The ninth annual Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) is starting today, 22 October, at Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
As reported recently, the upcoming offshore wind tender in the Netherlands will also have a zero-subsidy round, just like the one before it. According to Hans Timmers, Chairman of the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), the level of the electricity price, growing market and stable demand and supply make up the grounds for holding a subsidy-free tender.
Are you ready for the new dawn in offshore wind? At the Offshore Wind Conference 2018 (OWC 2018), you can discover how you and your company can prepare for the new industry standards throughout several sessions that jointly aim to cover everything needed to get the full picture of what lies ahead.
Europe has led the development of offshore wind over the past decades. Producing, researching and innovations have led to ever-increasing wind turbines up to 12MW and faster installation methods.
The Netherlands has a solid and internationally acclaimed policy regarding the development of offshore wind that has resulted in zero-subsidy bids for projects that will be built after 2020.