The bid submitted is for the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) – Site VI tender, focused on ecological criteria.
Ocean Winds, an international offshore wind energy company created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE (50:50), has submitted a bid to the Dutch Government for the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) Wind Farm Zone Site VI and as such the right to develop around 790 MW of offshore wind capacity.
Located at a 53 km distance from the coast, the site for a future bottom-fixed offshore wind farm covers an area of approximately 88 km2 and is expected to generate more than 3.4 TWh of clean energy.
Commenting, Grzegorz Gorski, Chief Operating Officer of Ocean Winds said:
“Ocean Winds wants to support and take part in the Netherlands’ ambition of accelerating offshore wind build-out towards 2030. With a tender focused on ecological criteria, we envision the HKW Site VI project to be a game changer, setting the new standard for integrating ecology into the design of future wind farms. Ocean Winds has drawn up an unprecedented ecological program consisting of numerous investments and innovations covering the design, construction and operational phases. By adopting a nature-inclusive approach to the development of the wind farm, our proposal will provide a positive contribution to the ecology in the North Sea with the maximum output on ecological knowledge. It will provide for an extensive monitoring program, collecting critical information in smart ways, addressing current knowledge gaps and ensuring knowledge and best practices are shared among the various stakeholders. The HKW Site VI project will support an accelerated learning process that will deliver the best ecological result for the North Sea.”
Ocean Winds participated in the Site VI tender through its bidding company GreenBreeze.
With a total portfolio of 11.2 GW of gross capacity, Ocean Winds is already present in 7 countries with 12 offshore wind projects – including the already operating Moray East (UK, 950 MW), Seamade (Belgium, 487 MW) and WindFloat Atlantic (Portugal, 25 MW).