Paris/Den Haag — Ørsted and TotalEnergies are jointly submitting bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders, Holland Coast West, with the aim to achieve net positive impact on biodiversity and the Dutch energy system, according to a recent Ørsted news release.
The Holland Coast West wind farms are located approximately 53 km off the Dutch coast and have a combined capacity of nearly 1.5 GW.
Ørsted and TotalEnergies aim to contribute to the Netherlands’ objective of developing more than 70 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050 for power generation associated with large-scale hydrogen production.
Ørsted aims for a net-positive biodiversity impact by 2030. Furthermore, Ørsted has significant, global experience in supplying large-scale green energy to communities and industries. "The successful realization of the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm demonstrates that Ørsted is a reliable partner for the green transformation of the Netherlands," the release stated.
TotalEnergies has an ambitious investment program of green energy and hydrogen production to decarbonize its industrial activities in the Zeeland province. TotalEnergies will also ensure the stability of the Dutch power grid.
“With our joint bids, we want to ensure the Netherlands can accelerate its offshore wind build-out toward 2030 and beyond," said Rasmus Errboe, head of region continental Europe with Ørsted.
The HKW VI tender proposal will change how wind farms relate to ecology. It focuses on working with all parties, both international and local, to build the knowledge needed to have wind farms strengthen nature by default.
Zeeland is the largest hydrogen cluster in the Netherlands. With 600 MW of electrolysis capacity, the largest green hydrogen cluster in the world will be made possible by 2027, powered solely by the Holland Coast West wind farm, according to the release. Supplemented with, among other things, electric transport, batteries and direct electrification of the industry, the companies aim to achieve maximum system integration.
The winners of the tenders are expected to be announced by the Dutch government in autumn 2022.