The tender for the Borssele V offshore windfarm off the coast of the Netherlands, an innovation site that will be used to test new technology, opened on 2 January 2018.
Due to close at 5.00pm on 18 January 2018, the tender for the 20 MW Borssele V covers a small site mainly located in Site III of the Borssele windfarm zone.
By inviting tenders for the site, the Dutch Government and Netherlands Enterprise Agency hope to encourage testing and demonstration of advanced offshore wind technology; contribute to reducing the cost of wind energy; contribute to the Dutch economy and increase the market and export potential for Dutch companies; and engage small and medium-sized enterprises and institutes in developing the windfarm.
Applications can be submitted for an investment subsidy, operating subsidy and a permit.
Bids will be ranked according to four criteria, including their ability to contribute to cost reduction; their contribution to the Dutch economy; level of innovation relative to the state-of-the-art from an international point of view and the degree to which the Dutch knowledge position is boosted; and the quality of the project (approach and methodology, risk management, feasibility, participating parties, effectiveness and efficiency of the resources deployed).
One winner will be selected to install one, or possibly two, turbines of a minimum of 6 MW and a maximum of 20 MW.