Renewable energy consultancy OWC has been subcontracted by DHI to offer specialist bid advisory services, to the Dutch government entity Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO). These services include assessing the wind potential for the IJmuiden Ver Offshore Wind Farm Zone in the Dutch North Sea.
The objective of OWC’s scope of work was to support DHI and the Dutch authorities in defining the wind resource potential at identified sites to come under an upcoming competitive tender. The tender for two of the three designated wind farm sites, Alpha and Beta wind farms, will open on 29 February 2024 and close on 28 March 2024. Tendering for the Gamma wind farm site will be in 2025.
The sites are estimated to supply approximately 4 GW of power to the Dutch electricity grid, with an additional 2 GW from the Gamma wind farm site.
OWC’s office in Germany, with support from consultants based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, conducted the work for the Dutch government entity RVO.
“OWC is very familiar with supporting in offshore wind tendering processes for both fixed and floating wind across the globe, with a range of specialised technical and advisory services, and a tried and tested approach. Being a part of the DHI team and in collaboration with our partners, we are thrilled to contribute our expertise in offshore wind resource assessment to aid this crucial phase in the development of Dutch offshore wind.”Okan Sargin, OWC Head of Wind and Site
OWC offers a complete portfolio of bid advisory and auction support along with wind and site studies. Other services include bid strategy support, supply chain mapping and cost engineering, technical layout of offshore wind farms, site assessment and ranking, marine advisory including ports and harbours consulting, electric engineering and grid infrastructure, wind measurement and metocean technical due diligence and contract support. The company’s track-record includes supporting 24% of winning bids in the 2022 Scotwind tender.
OWC is a specialist global consultancy that helps develop and deliver projects and investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, battery energy storage, hydrogen, and wave & tidal energy. The company specialises in project development services, owner’s engineering and technical due diligence. OWC also includes French marine renewable energies specialists Innosea.
Contact us to find out more about how OWC can support you in your auction for the Alpha and Beta wind farms: