Ørsted has submitted a bid for the 760 MW Hollandse Kust Noord tender issued by the Dutch government.
Ørsted’s bid involves innovative technologies that will help incorporate even larger quantities of offshore wind into the Dutch energy network.
The Dutch government chose Hollandse Kust Noord to be one of three ares that are going to be a part of the country’s energy agreement for sustainable growth.
The board of directors of Ørsted has already accepted a final investment decision for the project.
“The Netherlands has ambitious climate targets for both the energy and industrial sectors and is an important market to us. We deliver a strong bid with a high degree of risk mitigation. We commend the Dutch government for holding on to its tender timelines and its renewable energy targets during a time of global uncertainty. We urge governments worldwide to continue the transition from black to green energy at full speed in order to fight climate change and promote sustainable investment in economic growth and job creation.”Martin Neubert, executive VP and CEO of Ørsted Offshore.
Ørsted is already deeply involved in the Netherlands offshore wind industry through the 752MW Borssele 1&2 project. The wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to power one million households in the Netherlands.
“The construction of our Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm is so far going as planned, and we expect that Borssele 1 & 2 will be capable of generating enough green energy to power one million Dutch households later this year. We deliver on our commitments and we provide certainty. Ørsted is a strong partner for the Dutch energy transition, providing large-scale, cost-competitive renewable power linked to an ambitious agenda on renewable hydrogen.”Steven Engels, country manager for Ørsted in the Netherlands.