Wind Energy – HKW Tender
SSE Renewables has formed a strategic partnership with Brookfield for participation in the 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind farm zone tenders which are currently underway in the Netherlands.
Both companies view the Netherlands as a leading market for offshore wind development, supported by ambitious targets and a strong focus on innovation.
The Hollandse Kust (west) tenders are for the award of permits to develop the two individual 700MW sites within the Hollandse Kust (west) Zone located approximately 53km off the Dutch coast.
The application window closes on 12 May 2022 and results are expected to be announced after the Summer. The two tenders have a clear focus on innovation, with half of the points-based system for successful bidders being allocated to this category.
The 50/50 partnership combines SSE Renewables’ experience in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms with Brookfield’s own substantial development experience and specialism in contracting long-term offtake agreements with corporate counterparties through its Brookfield Renewable platform. Both businesses have a strong ethos of community involvement in their renewable energy development, as well as a long track record of deploying innovative technology solutions to their projects.
The companies hope to bring their innovative approaches to the Netherlands and see these tenders as a way to assist the Dutch government in achieving their ambitious renewables ambitions.