DONG Energy has won a tender from the Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs to build Dutch offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2, each with a capacity of 350 MW.
DONG Energy won the concessions with an average bid strike price, excluding transmission costs of EUR 72.70/MWh during the first 15 years of the contract. After that, the wind farms will receive the market price.
In accordance with the Dutch tender regulation, DONG Energy will build Borssele 1 and 2 within four years (with a flexibility of one year). Dutch offshore grid operator TenneT will be responsible for construction, operation, and ownership of the substations and export cable.
Built with monopile foundations, the wind farms will be located 22 kilometers from the coast of Dutch province Zeeland. At a water depth of 14-38 meters, the projects will cover an area of 128.3 square kilometers and benefit from an annual average wind speed of 9.5 m/s.
“The Dutch government has introduced an ambitious, long-term development plan for offshore wind,” says Jasper Vis, country manager for DONG Energy Netherlands. “The Borssele concessions mark a milestone in the Netherlands’ shift towards green energy, and we look forward to bringing our more than 20 years’ experience with offshore wind into these projects.”