Today it was announced that Vattenfall is awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 offshore wind farm. In March Vattenfall submitted a proposal for this non-subsidized wind farm in The Netherlands. By winning this tender, Vattenfall will now be the owner of the largest subsidy free offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. In 2018 the company won the adjacent Holland Coast South 1&2 windfarms. Vattenfall will construct the wind farm jointly with Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2. In total, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 will produce renewable electricity for up to 3 million homes.
Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall, comments: “This is excellent news for Vattenfall, our partners and the Dutch energy transition. It means a significant step for Vattenfall in view of our ambition to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. And therefore our ambition to grow in renewable energy production. The Netherlands is an important market for us and this will be one of our biggest offshore projects. It’s a great honor for us to contribute with this project to the transformation of the Dutch energy system.”
“Winning the bid for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 is a result of our continuous efforts along our entire value chain and the solid track record and portfolio approach of our company. Adding to that, working collaboratively with our partners in the supply chain has enabled us to hand in a state-of-the-art proposal for this project. We can bundle now Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and 3&4 which is a great advantage leading to further optimization and synergies”, says Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind of Vattenfall.
Vattenfall will now make the final preparations for Hollandse Kust 3&4, together with its partners. The turbines will be supplied by Siemens Gamesa, the foundations will be supplied by Sif and the cables are supplied by Prysmian. Installation of cables and foundations will be carried out by Seaway 7 and the turbines will be installed by Swire Blue Ocean. Offshore construction is scheduled to take place in 2022 and 2023. According the tender rules Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 needs to be fully operational within 5 years after permit have become irrevocable.
Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, that for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. Therefore we are driving the transition to a more sustainable energy system through growth in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions for our customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK, Finland and France. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state.