Borssele innovation – new Dutch off shore wind tender
The Dutch government plans to issue a call for tender for the up-to-20-MW Borssele Wind Farm Site V (BWFS V) in the North Sea on January 2, 2018 according to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (NEA).
BWFS V is an innovation site, originally included as part of Borssele Wind Farm Site III (BWFS III), where up to two turbines with a maximum combined capacity of 20 MW can be deployed for testing. The site will be connected to the transmission network already planned for the BWFS III and IV offshore wind farms.
In December, a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA) won the tender to build the Borssele III and IV offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 700 MW. Borssele III and IV will make up the second out of five wind farms planned for Dutch waters, each with a capacity of 700 MW, that are all expected to be operational by 2023.
The tender for the right to build the Borssele I and II parks, of 350 MW each, was won by Dong Energy A/S (CPH:DENERG) in the summer of 2016.
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