Large offshore turbine order awaits Vestas
Yesterday, the Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE won the second Borssele bidding round. The consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
"Members of the consortium expect that work on the construction and exploitation of Borssele III & IV will have a positive effect on the local economy. The consortium will not reveal further details of its bid," the winning consortium wrote in a statement.
The team consisting of Shell, Eneco, Van Oord and Diamond Generating Europe (a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation) offered a price of 5,45 eurocents per kilowatt-hour. By comparison, DONG Energy won rights in the previous tender to build Borssele I & II with a price of 7,27 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Borssele III & IV are respectively 330 MW and 350 MW. Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) had received 26 applications from seven companies/consortia for Borssele III and IV offshore wind sites with 29 September. Among the participants in the bidding were DONG Energy and Vattenfall.
Bidders were allowed to submit three applications in total. A for both projects together and one for each of the two individual projects.
Source: Offshore Wind / Maritime Denmark