Hollandse Kust West: one step closer to climate neutrality
Renewable energy is indispensable if the objective of the Netherlands is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. One effective way to generate renewable energy is by establishing offshore wind farms. The Dutch government, in its Offshore Wind Roadmap, expresses the ambition to have approximately 21 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity installed by 2030.
Hollandse Kust West (HKW) is one of the wind farms realizing this ambition. Covering an area of approximately 176 km2, the future wind farm will be located 53 kilometers off the Dutch west coast and will have a capacity of 1,400MW of renewable energy. Tender and sustainability advisors from Flux Partners were involved in a consortium during the tender phase to draft the quality documents.
HKW consists of two parcels: HKW VI and HKW VII. Each parcel focuses on the challenges during the construction and operation of offshore wind farms:
For Parcel VI: the impact of a wind farm on ecology. For Parcel VII: the integration of the generated electricity into the Dutch energy grid. Together with leading experts in the industry, we prepared a diverse set of plans. For Parcel VI, we primarily described the innovations and investments we offer to contribute to biodiversity and ecology. For Parcel VII, we outlined the innovations and investments we provide to integrate the generated energy into the Dutch energy grid as efficiently as possible, taking into account grid congestion and short- and long-term energy supply and demand variations. For both parcels, we also described how we ensure the certainty of wind farm realization throughout the entire chain and provided a summary of our plans for the construction, operation, and decommissioning of the wind farm.
Flux Partners is proud to have contributed to the successful activation of the team for the Hollandse Kust West tender. We are convinced that this wind farm will make a significant contribution to the Dutch climate objectives. We are excited to continue sharing our expertise with other companies working on the energy transition. If you would like to learn more about how Flux Partners can assist you in achieving your sustainability goals, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to collaborating with you on a sustainable future.