Vattenfall was awarded the permits for construction after winning two subsidy-free tender rounds in 2018 and 2019. The two projects have been combined into one wind farm to optimise the process.
The Hollandse Kust Zuid will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million Dutch households.
The wind farm will consist of 140 turbines of 11 MW installed offshore for the first time. In 2023, Hollandse Kust Zuid will provide a third of the total installed offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands, making a major contribution to the Dutch Government’s renewable energy targets.
Both the construction, which will be initiated offshore in 2021, and operation of the wind farm and its service facility will offer significant regional business opportunities and long term high quality employment.
The Hollandse Kust Zuid project underlines our commitment to supply the Netherlands and Europe with fossil free electricity. In addition, the investment decision shows that our determination to deliver on our goal to enable fossil free living within one generation remains firm despite the COVID-19 pandemic,
...says Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA will provide turbines for the project.