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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the Netherlands’ offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 each with a capacity of 350MW. DONG Energy won the concessions with an average bid strike price, excluding transmission costs of € 72.70 per MWh during the first 15 years of the contract.

After that, the wind farms will receive the market price. DONG Energy will, in accordance with the Dutch tender regulation, build Borssele 1 and 2 within four years from today with a flexibility of one year. The wind farms will be located 22 kilometres from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland with a water depth of 14-38 metres. They will cover an area of 128.3 square kilometres and benefit from an annual average wind speed of 9.5m/s. The Dutch offshore grid operator, TenneT, is responsible for construction, operation and ownership of the substations and the export cable.

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