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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






Borssele offshore windThe second Borssele offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea is expected to be constructed and operated with a subsidy of  just  € 0.3 billion. The originally anticipated subsidy was € 5 billion. The wind farm will be built by Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE.

In total, 26 bids from seven parties/consortia were received in the tender to secure  permits and an associated SDE+ subsidy for the two projects at Borssele Wind Farm Site III and IV. The maximum subsidy available for this tender was capped at 11.975 Euro cents per kilowatthour. The winning consortium bid € 5.45 cents per kilowatthour. By comparison, DONG Energy Borssele 1 BV won the previous tender with a price of € 7.27 cents per kilowatthour. This latest tender involves the second of  five planned wind farms, all expected to be operational by 2023. Each wind farm has a capacity of 700MW. The Borssele wind farms will be built at a distance of 22 km off the coast.

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