Vattenfall wins second tender for subsidy-free offshore wind farms
Vattenfall has won the tender to construct the second subsidy-free Dutch offshore wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4. In September last year, the company also won the tender to build the first phase consisting of wind farms HKZ 1 & 2.
The wind farms will have a combined capacity of approximately 1.5 GW and will become the two first non-subsidized offshore wind farms in the world when commissioned. Together, HKZ 1 – 4 will produce renewable energy to up to 3 million Dutch homes.
Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall says winning the tender is ëxcellent news.” “The Netherlands is an important market for us and this will be one of our biggest offshore projects,” he says.
Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Vattenfall’s wind department, adds: “Winning the bid for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 and 4 is a result of our continuous efforts along our entire value chain. Working collaboratively with our partners in the supply chain has enabled us to hand in a state-of-the-art proposal. We can now bundle now the projects Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 which is a great advantage leading to further optimization and synergies.”
Offshore construction is scheduled to take place in 2022. According to PCJ’s sister publication Nieuwsblad Transport, Seaway Heavy Lifting has been contracted to install the turbine foundations and electricity cables while Swire Blue Ocean will install the turbines.