Dutch open zero-bid tender
UPDATE: Vattenfall participates in 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 tender
Bidding has opened in the Netherlands for the 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm tender.
Applications for the zero-bid auction will close at 5pm local time on 21 December.
Swedish utility Vattenfall is among the bidders, the company said today.
Its bid is a “major milestone” for the company which is “committed” to playing a role in the Dutch energy transition to renewables, chief executive Magnus Hall said.
Vattenfall added it can take advantage of “significant synergies” with its nearby Egmond aan Zee project.
“We have been very thorough in making sure our business case is strong and we are well equipped to manage all risks,” added head of Vattenfall wind Gunnar Groebler.
“We believe that our proposal represents a very solid all-round proposition to meet the Dutch government's needs.”
Each zero-bid project will be allocated points according to how they meet criteria such as capacity, project experience and design quality with the highest score winning the tender.
If the tender fails to yield an acceptable bid, a new process will be initiated with subsidies, according to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.