RVO appoints offshore wind site data collectors

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded BLIX Consultancy and 12 partners a framework contract to support RVO.nl with collecting site data for future offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands. This contract concerns wind farm zone Hollandse Kust (noord) and future zones still to be appointed by the new cabinet. It follows earlier development support for wind farm zones Borssele and Hollandse Kust (zuid).

The focus of the current framework contract will be to provide expertise regarding site investigations. Four lots have been defined, including obstructions and mapping, soil, wind and water, and interfaces with other activities. Blix Consultancywill work together with qualified and experienced partners to provide the expertise required to cover all four lots. The partners include EnergySolutions, Hessels & van Rooij Engineering B.V., KCI, MetOcean Consult, MARIN, NLR, Periplus, Pondera, Reynolds International, RPS, the Missing Link and Wind Support.

The aim of the site investigations is to provide an optimal package of site data for companies preparing a bid, to lower the risks for developers and thereby reduce the bid price in the tender phase. The site studies at Hollandse Kust (zuid) received an overall Statement of Compliance and were assessed to be ‘state of the art’ by DNV-GL in terms of quality and completeness.

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