July 9 (Renewables Now) - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will announce the winner in the country’s second zero-subsidy offshore wind tender for sites III and IV of the Hollandse Kust Zuid zone on July 10.
The agency held the competitive selection for the two sites, of about 350 MW each, between March 1 and March 14. Via the Ministry of Economic Affairs, it will publish results from the tender after 1800 local time on July 10, it says on its website.
The tender for sites III and IV at Hollandse Kust (zuid) attracted proposals from the Witwind consortium, which includes Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA), Eneco and marine contractor Van Oord, as well as Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall, among others.
According to the initial schedule, a developer for the zones was to be selected in June but RVO extended the bid assessment period by up to 13 weeks as it needed more time to assess the proposals.