December 4 (Renewables Now) - The zero-subsidy tender for roughly 700 MW of offshore wind at sites III and IV of the Hollandse Kust Zuid off the Netherlands will take place in March 2019.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate said on Monday bids can be submitted between March 1 and March 14. This will be the second subsidy-free tender for offshore wind in the country. The first one, for sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust Zuid zone, was won by Vattenfall AB.
A portion of Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV zones is within the 12-mile territorial sea zone of the Netherlands. Thus, a building fee of EUR 0.98 (USD 1.11) per MWh per year will have to be paid to the Central Government Real Estate Agency. Details on how to obtain building rights will be published later in December.
The Netherlands aims to have 11.5 GW of wind parks at sea by 2030, all connected by Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT.