Developer Vattenfall has confirmed it plans to participate in the 750-MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 offshore wind tender in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
Vattenfall chief executive Magnus Hall said the company is “strongly committed to the Dutch market.”
Mr Hall said that by participating in Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 Vattenfall wants to increase its exposure to the Dutch market. After having won the first subsidy-free tender in the Netherlands for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2, he said, Vattenfall is “highly motivated” about participating in Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4.
Vattenfall secured a permit for constructing the 700-MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 offshore windfarm in September 2018 and has begun carrying out surveys at the site.
Vattenfall senior vice president and head of business area wind Gunnar Groebler said, “There are scale advantages that can be realised if the two projects can be combined and that will bring significant benefits in terms of cost reductions, providing a very robust business case.
“In our offer we will be able to profit from the efforts already put into Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2. Apart from cost benefits, this will also give us a head start on design and construction, further reducing the risk in the project schedule. All in all, it has enabled us to prepare a very solid proposal for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4.”
The Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 tender is open between 1 March and 14 March 2019.