- Published: 16 May 2022 16 May 2022
RWE is participating in the Dutch offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust West (HKW). The company has submitted bids for both HKW site VI and HKW site VII to contribute to the Dutch government’s ambitious build out target of 21 gigawatts (GW) for offshore wind by around 2030.
The areas are located in the North Sea, about 53 kilometres off the Dutch coast. Both sites will each deliver more than 760 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity. Innovations are also an integral part of the RWE bid for HKW site VI, such that this offshore wind farm will be built and operated in harmony with the ecosystem. Innovations, will be implemented to allow birds and bats to fly safely between the turbines and under the rotor swept area. Furthermore, RWE intends to rewild the area by adding artificial reefs and floating gardens. RWE will also focus on combining the HKW VII offshore wind warm with 600 MW onshore electrolysers for green hydrogen production , supplying hydrogen and electricity to existing partners and new customers within Dutch industry. Furthermore, the company intends to integrate e-boilers for heating, battery storage and charging solutions for electric vehicles.