Vattenfall makes final investment decision for Hollandse Kust Zuid


Vattenfall has taken final investment decision for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farms, proceeding without government subsidy. The projects will have a combined capacity of 1,500 MW and are expected to meet the annual electricity consumption of over two million Dutch households.

The projects are located off the coast of the Hague and Noordwijk. Vattenfall was awarded permits for the construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid after winning two subsidy-free tender rounds in 2018 and 2019. The two projects have been combined into one to optimise the process.

“The Hollandse Kust Zuid project underlines our commitment to supply the Netherlands and Europe with fossil free electricity. In addition, the investment decision shows that our determination to deliver on our goal to enable fossil free living within one generation remains firm despite the COVID19 pandemic”,
said Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall.

Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2021. The projects are to be fitted with approximately 140 units of Siemens Gamesa’s Direct Drive
SG DD-193 offshore turbines, with the ability to reach a capacity of 11 MW.

Dutch based Sif Group and TKF have secured contracts for the project. Sif will supply the project's foundations whilst TKF has been commissioned for inter-array cable systems manufacturing alongside Prysmian group. Subsea 7 has been tasked with foundation and inter-array cable systems installation. Swire Blue Ocean has been commissioned to install the
SG DD-193 turbines.

In 2023, Hollandse Kust Zuid will provide a third of the total installed offshore wind capacity in the Netherlands, making a major contribution to the Dutch government’s renewable energy targets.

“Hollandse Kust Zuid will not only provide fossil free and affordable electricity to our private and business customers. It’s also a large infrastructure investment that creates significant economic activity and employment in times of economic uncertainty. Thanks to good cooperation with our national and international partners, we are well prepared to take the next step in realising this milestone project”,
said Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice-President and Head of Business Area Wind in Vattenfall.

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