Ørsted and TotalEnergies jointly bid for Dutch offshore wind


The Netherlands – Ørsted and TotalEnergies have collaborated to submit joint bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders Hollandse Kust (west).

The Hollandse Kust (west) wind farms are about 53 kilometers off the Dutch coast and have a combined capacity of nearly 1.5 gigatonnes (GW).

Ørsted and TotalEnergies will combine their strengths in these tenders as world-class leaders in renewable energy and offshore wind, with the goal of contributing to the Netherlands’ goal of developing more than 70 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050 for power generation associated with large-scale hydrogen production.

Integrating hydrogen

The HKW VI tender proposal will alter the way wind farms interact with the environment. It focuses on working with all parties, both international and local, to build the knowledge needed to have wind farms strengthen nature by default, with its measures, unprecedented monitoring program, and strong collaboration with companies, institutes, universities, and NGOs.

Zeeland is the Netherlands’ largest hydrogen cluster. The largest green hydrogen cluster in the world, with 600 MW of electrolysis capacity, will be built by 2027, powered entirely by the Hollandse Kust (west) wind farm.

The tender winners are expected to be announced by the Dutch government in the autumn of 2022.