Ørsted Joins Dutch Offshore Wind Tender
Danish wind giant Ørsted has submitted a bid for the 750MW Hollandse Kust Zuid lll and lV offshore wind zones in the Dutch North Sea.
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 Dutch offshore wind farms.
Henrik Poulsen, CEO and President of Ørsted, says: "We're strongly committed to the Netherlands, and we believe that our bid for Holland Coast South 3&4 offers significant benefits for the Dutch society in terms of clean and cost-competitive energy as well as industrial development. By bringing our more than 25 years of experience in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms, we are a highly reliable partner for the Dutch government in taking the next step towards reaching the Netherlands' ambitious target of 11.5GW offshore wind by 2030."
Ørsted is already heavily engaged in the Dutch offshore wind market through the 752MW Borssele 1&2 project which Ørsted won the tender for in 2016, and which will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands when completed in Q4 2020/Q1 2021. The wind farm will be capable of generating enough green energy to power one million Dutch households.
In 2019, Ørsted will build the operations & maintenance site for Borssele 1&2 base in Vlissingen, Zeeland, creating 50-100 permanent and highly skilled jobs in Zeeland for its operational lifetime. Ørsted is working with several Dutch suppliers on Borssele 1&2 including Van Oord (installation cables), Sif (foundations), Fugro and Boskalis (site investigations) and Cordeel (contruction of O&M base).