Originally planned to go to tender as two 2GW rounds (one in 2023 and one in 2025), the Government has decided to offer the first four IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Sites I-IV (IJVWFS I-IV) at the same time. The Government plans to issue a request for tenders (2 x 2GW) for the sites in Q4 2023.
By offering all 4GW at the same time, economies of scale can be achieved. The tender will again be based on comparative assessment and include a financial bid as one of the requirements, along with security of realisation and contribution to the energy system, and several additional competitive criteria.
The sites are due to come into operation in 2028 and 2029, with Sites III and IV commissioned first. The tender for IJVWFS V and VI (2GW in total) is currently scheduled to take place in 2025. Site characterisation data for each site will be made available by RVO shortly. The planned publication dates and further details can be found in the delivery schedule.
RVO is also planning a series of webinars in May, June and September 2023 to present the results of the IJVWFZ site studies.
Also read Windenergiegebied IJmuiden Ver (rvo.nl)