On Monday 12 December 2016 the Minister of Economic Affairs announced that Blauwwind II c.v., a consortium of Eneco, Diamond Generation Europe (100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation), Shell and Van Oord is the winner of the tender and subsidy and permits for Borssele Wind Farm Sites III & IV. The winning bid is 5.45 euro cents per kilowatthour. For this tender a subsidy of just 0.3 billion euros is expected. In total, 26 bids from seven consortia were received in the tender to secure permits and an associated SDE+ subsidy for the Borssele Wind Farm Sites III and IV.
Tender applicants Borssele III and IV
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency will publish an alphabetical list with the names of ranked applicants. In total, 20 applications received a ranking. Of 26 received applications, 20 met the criteria and requirements in the tender. Tender sums of applicants are subject to company confidentiality and are competition-sensitive information. For this reason, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency discloses only the names of ranked applicants.
Project and Site Description
Studies of Borssele sites III and IV can be found in the Project and Site Description (PSD) of Borssele Wind Farm Sites III and IV.
On offshore wind energy you can find information on the physical environment of the wind farm sites: the soil, wind and water conditions.
- List of applicants offshore wind energy tender Borssele sites III and IV (see document below)
- Amendment decision on the Borssele III, IV and V Wind Farm Site Decisions (Dutch)
- Project and Site Description Borssele Wind Farm Zone III and IV, version July 2016, including the Appendices A: Applicable law, B: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment and C: Boundaries and Coordinates Borssele Wind Farm Zone
- Questions and Answers SDE Offshore Wind Energy Borssele Sites III and IV (English, version 19 September 2016) This version is the translation of the Dutch version of 16 and 19 September 2016.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is executing the SDE+ offshore wind energy subsidy and permit tenders on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
In Dutch: Windenergie op zee