Vattenfall has taken a final investment decision for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore windfarm in the Netherlands
With an installed capacity of 1.5 GW, Hollandse Kust Zuid is due to be fully operational in 2023. It will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 2M Dutch households.
Vattenfall was awarded permits for the construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid after winning two subsidy-free tender rounds in 2018 and 2019. The two projects have been combined into one windfarm to optimise the construction process.
Vattenfall chief executive Magnus Hall said, “Hollandse Kust Zuid underlines our commitment to supply the Netherlands and Europe with fossil-free electricity.
“In addition, the investment decision shows that our determination to deliver on our goal of enabling fossil-fuel free living in a generation remains firm, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.”
When it is fully operational in 2023, Hollandse Kust Zuid will provide around a third of the total installed offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands. Siemens Gamesa will provide 11-MW turbines for the project.
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