Danish renewables company Ørsted and energy company TotalEnergies have jointly submitted bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders for Holland Coast West.
The Holland Coast West wind farms are located approximately 53km (32.9 miles) off the Dutch coast and have a combined capacity of nearly 1.5GW.
The companies plan to combine their strengths in these tenders contributing to the Netherlands’ goal of developing more than 70GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050.
Rasmus Errboe, Head of Region Continental Europe at Ørsted, says: “We are very pleased with our partnership with TotalEnergies for the upcoming Dutch tenders. With our joint bids, we want to ensure the Netherlands can accelerate its offshore wind build-out towards 2030 and beyond, in a state-of-the-art ecologically friendly manner and as part of an integrated energy system…”
Olivier Terneaud, VP Offshore Wind at TotalEnergies, says: “The energy transition brings new challenges, both in terms of environmental impact and integration of green energy into the power system. It’s precisely to meet these challenges that we’re participating in these tenders, together with Ørsted, to support the energy transition in the Netherlands, where we draw on more than half a century of Dutch offshore operational experience to be a reliable energy partner…”
The Holland Coast West project will help power the Zeeland hydrogen cluster in the Netherlands, with 600MW of electrolysis capacity.
The total surface area of the wind farm sites is approximately 176km2.
The winners of the tenders are expected to be announced by the Dutch government in Autumn 2022.