SSE Renewables, Brookfield submit bid to develop North Sea wind farm

July 8, 2022
SSE Renewables has submitted a bid to develop the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm, as it offers new technologies and techniques to measure and better understand the impacts of offshore wind deployment.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Scotland  SSE Renewables and Brookfield submitted a bid in May to develop the 1.4-GW Hollandse Kust (west) (HKW) wind farm zone (site VI and VII). In the two HKW tenders, half of the points-based system for successful bidders is being allocated to this category.

SSE Renewables welcomes this approach and the opportunity to use its ecological and systems integration expertise to develop solutions to current and future challenges, both within the Dutch offshore wind sector and elsewhere. One tender focuses on ecological innovation (Site VI) and the other on systems integration innovation (Site VII).

SSE Renewables is offering new technologies and techniques to measure and better understand the ecological impacts of offshore wind deployment, and the company will share these new environmental insights globally for all to use. 

Brookfield Renewable operates one of the world’s largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms with approximately 21,000 MW of installed capacity. Brookfield is pursuing the partnership with SSE Renewables through the Brookfield Global Transition Fund I, which is the largest fund in the world focused on the energy transition, the company said. 

SSE Renewables is pursuing opportunities to export its capabilities in offshore wind development, construction and operation to international markets. The company is actively exploring options in Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the US.

About Hollandse Kust (west) 

HKW is located about 53 km off the west coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea. The total surface area of the Wind Farm Sites within the zone (including maintenance and safety zones) is approximately 187 sq km. HKW will accommodate a minimum of 1.4 GW of fixed bottom offshore wind power capacity. Transmission system operator TenneT will construct two offshore platforms with two grid connections within the zone.

Separately, the Dutch government recently increased its offshore wind targets by 11 GW to a total of 21 GW by 2030.