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SSE and partners selected in Netherlands offshore wind tender

11 Jun 2024

– Consortium will now refine project ahead of decision whether to progress due by July 2024 –

A consortium of ABP, APG and SSE Renewables (‘Noordzeker’) has been selected by the Dutch authorities to progress with their bid in the competitive 2GW Alpha offshore wind tender site in the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands.

With the bid result timelines having been accelerated by the Dutch Government, the consortium will now look to refine the project ahead of a decision on whether to progress development which is required by July 2024. The project would then be subject to a final investment decision which is expected late 2025.

The proposed offshore wind project would be located about 62 kilometres off the Dutch coast off IJmuiden and, if built, could have an installed capacity of around 2GW, enough to meet around 7% of the current Dutch electricity demand.

The Dutch Government tender process for the Alpha site at IJmuiden Ver invited proposals focused on making a positive contribution to nature. The Noordzeker consortium put forward an innovative and diverse set of measures that would reduce and mitigate ecological impacts while increasing biodiversity. This ecologically sensitive approach to positively contributing to the Dutch North Sea’s environment could help ensure offshore wind is developed in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem, while positively contributing to Netherland’s decarbonisation and security of supply.