The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the offshore wind farms Borssele 1 and 2 off the Netherlands.
“Winning this tender in a highly competitive field of bidders is another proof of our market-leading position and our business model which builds on continued innovation, industrialisation and scale. With Borssele 1 and 2, we’re crossing the levelized cost of electricity mark of EUR 100 per MWh for the first time and are reaching a critical industry milestone more than three years ahead of time. This demonstrates the great potential of offshore wind,”said Samuel Leupold, executive vice president and head of wind power in DONG Energy.
DONG Energy will build Borssele 1 and 2 within four years with a flexibility of one additional year. The wind farms’ capacity of two times 350MW will translate into supply of CO2-free electricity covering the annual power consumption of approximately one million Dutch households.