The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will announce the winner of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 & 4 wind farm zone sites next Wednesday, July 10, at 6PM (CET).
Four interested parties submitted their bids in the subsidy-free tender for the two offshore wind zone sites, which closed in March of this year. These were Vattenfall, who previously won the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) 1 & 2 wind farm zones, Ørsted, Witwind, a consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco, and French company Engie SA
Hollandse Kust (Zuid) 3 & 4 are located some 18.5 km off the Dutch coast in Zuid-Holland and will feature 2 wind farms with a combined power of up to 700 MW. Hollandse Kust (zuid) 3 covers an area of 46 km2 and Hollandse kust (zuid) 4 and area of 64 km2.
The electricity produced by the future wind farms will be collected at TenneT’s future 700 MW offshore platform Hollandse Kust (zuid) Beta and from here transported via 2 alternating current cables that run to the high-voltage substation De Maasvlakte on the mainland. Onshore they will be connected to the the Randstad 380 kV South Ring. Hollandse Kust (zuid) Beta will go into service in 2022. Image: TenneT