Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Wind Farm Zone

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The Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Wind Farm Zone (HKZWFZ) lies to the west of the Netherlands, offshore from the province of Zuid-Holland (South Holland). This Wind Farm Zone has 4 sites. The tender round for HKZWFZ will offer two 350 MW projects for development: one at Site I of the zone, the other at Site II. The opening of this tender is expected this Autumn 2017.
The tender for Sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust (Zuid) wind farm is scheduled to open this autumn, initially with a procedure without subsidies. Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp announced this in a letter to the House of Representatives on 28 June 2017.
In this tender, market parties may submit a bid for the realisation of the wind farm without subsidies. In the event this tender procedure fails to yield an acceptable bid, a tender procedure that includes subsidies will be started.


In the tender without subsidies, bids will be evaluated based on the criteria established in the Offshore Wind Energy Act.
This refers to the following criteria:

a. The knowledge and experience of the parties involved;
b. The quality of the design for the wind farm;
c. The capacity of the wind farm;
d. The social costs;
e. The quality of the identification and analysis of the risks;
f. The quality of the measures to safeguard cost-effectiveness.

In the coming period, these six criteria will be elaborated on in a new Ministerial Order for Offshore Wind Energy. For this tender, the deciding factor will no longer be the lowest price, but rather the quality of the bidding party, the quality of the design and the quantity of electricity that will be produced.
In the event the subsidy-free procedure fails to yield an acceptable bid, a tender that includes subsidies will be opened. These bids will then be ranked based on the bid price; this tender will be comparable to the previous tenders for the wind farms in the Borssele Wind Farm Zone.

Ministerial Order for Offshore Wind Energy

The procedure for tenders without subsidies will be elaborated on in the new Ministerial Order for Offshore Wind Energy. An information meeting on the new tender procedure will be held at such time as this new Order is introduced. A date for this event will be announced as soon as possible.
The Project and Site Description Hollandse Kust (zuid) Sites I and II will also be adjusted to include an explanation of the new tender procedure.

Site Studies

RVO.nl has increased its emphasis on providing more complete and high-quality site data of the wind farm zone. Details of all the site studies of HKZ WFS I and II can be found on offshorewind.rvo.nl.

Wind Farm Site Decisions

The Wind Farm Site Decisions Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Sites I and II and more legislation about offshore wind energy in the Netherlands can be found on Officiële bekendmakingen (in Dutch only).
Seven parties have made an appeal against the final Wind Farm Site Decisions (WFS) I and II Hollandse Kust (Zuid) at the Council of State. More information on this appeal can be found on RVO.nl (in Dutch only).

Project and Site Description

The project and site description (PSD) is designed to help any party with an interest in participating in the planned SDE+ grant and permit tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid Wind Farm Sites I and II (HKZWFS I and II) in the Hollandse Kust zuid Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands. This document summarises a description of the site, surroundings and characteristics of HKZWFS I and II.

Project en Site Description Hollandse kust (zuid) I and II, version April 2017, including the Appendices B: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment and C: Bounderies and Coordinates HKZWFS I and II. appendix A will be available as soon as the Ministerial Order for Offshore Eind Energy 2017 has been published.

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