Borssele Innovation Site
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has designated a site for the demonstration of new wind turbines (Site V) to the coast of Borssele. This innovation site offers space for up to two wind turbines with a combined maximum power of 20 MW.
Together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and RVO, TKI Offshore Wind is working on the scheme for the tendering process.
The Borssele Innovation Site is part of the regular windfarm Borssele Site 3 but is physically and contractually separated. The space of the innovation site is kept as small as possible to leave as much space as possible for regular projects. The turbines will be connected to the Tennet platform with a 66 kV cable.
The objective of the Innovation Site is to demonstrate new technologies at high TRL levels (TRL8), enabling cost reduction, enhancing the market and export potential and increasing knowledge by combining demonstration and (small) R&D.
Application to the tender is reserved to (consortia of) turbine or foundation suppliers and utility/ project developers, complemented with other parties who want to demonstrate an innovation. TKI Offshore Wind facilitates the building of consortia by setting up a match making process around the tender.
The purpose of this process is to enable companies to find partners. The tender will opened in the autumn of 2017. The start of operation is scheduled at the second half of 2020.