Swedish Vattenfall will participate in a 750-megawatt (MW) offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4, in the Dutch part of the North Sea, the company announced on Thursday.
According to the statement, the annual production from the project is estimated to provide electricity to around 1.3 million Dutch households thereby strengthening Vattenfall´s ambition for fossil-free living within one generation for its customers.
"After having won the first subsidy-free tender in the Netherlands (HKZ 1 & 2), Vattenfall is highly motivated to participate in the round for HKZ 3 & 4, says Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall," according to the statement.
In September 2018, Vattenfall received an irrevocable permit for the construction of the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 offshore wind farm. For this farm, Vattenfall has already carried out first preparations by initiating various geographic surveys on site.
The Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 tender will open between March 1 and March 14.
Currently, Vattenfall has 2.8 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind capacity (1.1 GW onshore and 1.7 GW offshore) in five countries: Sweden, Denmark, the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands.
"Total electricity production in 2018 was 7.8 terawatt-hours, and its portfolio consists of approximately 1,100 wind turbines," the company stated.
By Gulsen Cagatay