RVO.nl awards BLIX & partners framework contract

for continued support with site investigations for offshore wind farms

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded BLIX a framework contract to support them 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. We will work together with qualified and experienced partners to provide the expertise required to cover all four lots. Our partners include Energy Solutions, Hessels&van Rooij, KCI, Metocean Consult, MARIN, NLR, Periplus, Pondera, Reynolds, 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. We are proud to have contributed towards achieving this award and looks forward to continue working with RVO.nl on future wind farm sites.