Development of Offshore Wind Farms in the Netherlands

Between 2015 and 2030 the following Wind Farm Zones will be developed in the North Sea: Borssele, Hollandse Kust (zuid), Hollandse Kust (noord), Hollandse Kust (west), Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden and IJmuiden Ver. This will bring the total capacity to 11 GW.

On this website you can find all available site data on soil, wind & water conditions and obstructions of the wind farm zones. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is responsible for the collection of the site data which provide information for FEED studies and make competitive bids in the permit tenders possible.
Once new information is available we will organise workshops, webinars and/or send a newsletter to inform you. Minutes and presentations can be found separately.

All of our data is released using a Creative Commons licence (4.0 CC BY). You are free to use the data how you wish and publish new results elsewhere. Please note, however, you must credit the license holder, RVO, in your publication(s), as per the licence. We also kindly request you to let RVO know where and when you publish your results.

Information: Want to be kept informed? Register for newsletters, invitations for workshops and webinars by sending your contact details to woz@rvo.nl

Content per wind farm zone

  • General information: Introduction to the wind farm zone, Project and Site Description, Maps, GIS Viewer, Revision Log and Q&A Log
  • Obstructions: UXO and Archaeology
  • Soil: Geological desk study, geophysical and geotechnical surveys and morphodynamics
  • Wind & Water: Wind Resource Assessment, Metocean desk study and Metocean measurement campaign

Ancillary Studies

These additional studies supplement the main site study investigations and public consultations for the Offshore Wind Farm Zones, providing further information on, for example, safety, visibility and accessibility of the zones and their surroundings. Please note that some of these reports are only available in Dutch.

Offshore Grid Documentation

The documentation provided by TSO TenneT, regarding the offshore grid connection, can serve as background information for offshore wind farm developers Offshore grid documents (English)

More information about the Dutch roadmap towards 11 GW offshore wind energy

Tender regulations and related Q&A (Dutch) (English)

North Sea information and offshore wind energy (Dutch) (English)

Public information on Offshore Wind from the Dutch North Sea: https://windopzee.nl/ (in Dutch only)

Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Data Borssele

The tenders for Wind Farm Sites Borssele I & II, Borssele III & IV, and Innovation Site V have been closed and awarded in 2016 and 2018. You will find all data for wind farm sites Borssele I, II, III, IV and V via the next link: Data Borssele.

Wind & Water Works

The name of this campaign conveys a clear message and reflects the expertise and professional approach of Dutch companies and government bodies in the field of wind energy at sea. Wind & Water Works demonstrates how Dutch companies are now applying their offshore expertise developed over many years to offshore wind energy.

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