Vattenfall gives green light to Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm


Vattenfall has taken final investment decision for the construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm proceedings 1-4.

With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW, the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm will be the largest of its kind worldwide, when fully operational in 2023. It will have a renewable electricity output equivalent to the annual consumption of over two million Dutch households.

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 wind farm to optimize 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.”

Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall.

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.”

Gunnar Groebler, senior vice-president and head of Business Area Wind in Vattenfall.

Vattenfall has engaged with the several suppliers to conduct the work for the wind farm, namely Siemens Gamesa for turbine manufacturing and partial installation; Sif Group for foundation manufacturing; TKF for inter-array cable systems manufacturing; Prysmian for inter-array cable systems manufacturing; Subsea 7 for foundation and inter-array cable systems installation and Swire Blue Ocean for turbine installation.

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