Following the implementation of the Offshore Wind Energy Act in mid-2015 introducing auction system for offshore wind projects, the Netherlands adopted secondary regulations and opened first technology specific tenders in 2016. Netherlands aims to auctions 700 MW of offshore capacity each year between 2015 and 2019 in order to create a project pipeline of 3.5 GW. Netherlands opens tenders for projects to be commissioned in Borselle lots I, II, III and IV. Maximum of 350 MW of projects capacity can be commissioned in each lot.
- On 10th of April 2016 the first tender round was open seeking for the developers for Borssele I and II lots. Tender closed on 12th of May 2016 and on 5th of July winner – Dong Energy – was announced.
- On 16th of September 2016 the second tender for Borssele III and IV was opened. The application period closes on 29th of September. Winners will be announced by the end of 2016.