A permit for the development of Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone Site V (700 MW) will be issued by the Dutch Government. Offshore wind farm developers can apply for this permit via a tenderprocedure.
The Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy published the Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site V on 17 December 2019 in the Government Gazette. On the 23rd of December 2019 an amended version of was published in the Government Gazette. The publication of this order is in Dutch. An English translation is available. This translation is an unofficial document: it is only provided for convenience, rights do not apply. The tender to develop the Wind Farm Site V will run from 2 April 2020 till 30 April 2020, 17:00h CEST.
Consultation draft operating model
From 5 December 2019 until 20 December 2019 17.00 hours a draft of the operating model Hollandse Kust (noord) Site V was available. Views could be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org. The model includes the costs to be paid to the Central Government Real Estate Agency. The draft operating model is only available in Dutch.
Consultation Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy
A draft of the Ministerial Order for permitting Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone Site V was available. An English translation of the ranking criteria is available on this page. The opportunity to submit views on the draft was between 15 October 2019 and the 1st November 2019 17:00h. An overview of the questions and answers is also published, with all comments received remaining anonymous.
Site studies, webinars and events
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has commissioned various studies in relation to the wind farm zone in preparation for this tender procedure. All available data will be published at offshorewind.rvo.nl. We will also provide a description of this wind farm zone in the Project and Site Description (PSD).
An introduction workshop on Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone Site V (HKNWFS V) for interested parties was held on 18 April 2019. HKNWFS webinars were also shown. On 8 October 2019, a workshop was organised during the Offshore Energy Conference in Amsterdam. All details can be found in the agenda at offshorewind.rvo.nl.
Project and site description HKN
The Project and Site Description (PSD version October 2019) and appendices are designed to help any party with an interest in Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site V in the Netherlands. The documents describe the site, studies, surroundings and characteristics of HKNWFS V:
- Project and Site Description Hollandse kust (noord) V, version October 2019.
- Appendix A: Applicable Law; The Wind Farm Site Decision HKNWFS V is available in Dutch and English. The final Wind Farm Site Decision for Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site V was published in the Government Gazette on 11 April 2019. The Ministerial Order will be published at a later date and will be added to Appendix A.
- A summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment can be found on the RVO.nl website (Dutch only). Because the information is already available online Appendix B (Summary of Environmental Impact Assessment) will not be published as a separate document for HKNWFS V.
- Appendix C: Boundaries and Coordinates HKNWFS V, version August 2019.
The magazine Hollandse Kust, where wind and water works shows what the Netherlands has to offer for offshore wind energy.
Wind Farm Site Decision
The final Wind Farm Site Decision for Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site V has been published in the Government Gazette on 11 April 2019. An unofficial translation can be found in Appendix A. The term for public inspection of the Wind Farm Site Decision was between 12 April 2019 and 24 May 2019. Interested parties who submitted their views on the concept Wind Farm Site Decision could file an appeal on the final Wind Farm Site Decision with the Council of State.
The Council of State has received appeals. On 12 August 2019, the Council of State ruled on the appeals against the Wind Farm Decisions. The Wind Farm Site Decision Hollandse Kust (noord) Site V is irrevocable per this date.
The Central Government Real Estate Agency
Approximately 25% of Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone Site V is located within the 12 miles zone of the Dutch territories. This means a seabed lease has to be established between the wind farm operator and The Central Government Real Estate Agency. Apart from the seabed lease for the wind turbines, a rental agreement for the infield cabling between the wind turbines and the TenneT platform has to be signed. An English translation of the Seabed Lease, Rental Agreement, General Terms and Conditions is published on this website.
Right to seabed lease
The Central Government Real Estate Agency has calculated the cost for the right to the seabed lease at these sites, based on a rate of € 0.98 per MWh every year, using a fixed total capacity of 700 MW and 4,000 full load hours. The payment is fixed and independent of the final actual installed capacity or output from the wind farms and is only required for the part of the wind farm within the 12 miles zone. For Site V this is 25.68%. The amount for the first year of operation has therefore been fixed at € 704,659.20 per year.
These annual payments will be required 4 years after the permits have become irrevocable and will be indexed for the period of operation.
From the moment the permits are given to the winner up to the moment of the payment of the right of superficies seabed lease, a fee of € 650/MW/year has to be paid for the part of the site within the 12 miles zone (Site V: 25.68%). This translates to € 116,844 per year.
These payments (indexed) will also be required for the period from when the wind farm ceases operation until it has been fully decommissioned and removed.
Rental price cables
The rental price for the infield cables is fixed at a one-off amount of € 3.29 per m2 impacted corridor. The width of the impacted corridor is fixed at 0.3 m. For Site V, the impacted part is calculated as a total cable length of 130 km. For the part of the site within the 12 miles zone (Site V: 25.68%) the rental price for the cables and pipes have therefore been fixed at € 32,950 (one-off payment).
Wind energy yield calculation
When creating a wind report you will have to take into account:
- Wind Farms Amalia and Egmond aan zee (OWEZ): coordinates table (excel)
- Curtailment losses if you wish to use overplanting. Transmission system operator, TenneT, created the memo Overplanting Hollandse Kust (noord) you could use.