As announced in July, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), has now issued an invitation to tender for geotechnical soil investigations at the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone (IJVWFZ), located some 62 kilometres off the Dutch coast.
The tender is divided into two lots, one to be awarded for seabed Core Penetration Testing (CPT) and the other one for a borehole campaign.
The deadline for submitting bids is midnight on 13 October, with the contract(s) coming into effect on 3 December.
The 4 GW IJmuiden Ver zone is one of the three areas identified by the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030.
The Dutch government will issue two tenders for the permits to develop the zone. In 2023, developers will bid for IJmuiden Ver I and II sites, and in 2025 for IJmuiden Ver III and IV.
TenneT will install two 2 GW direct current connections at the wind farm zone to transfer electricity generated by IJmuiden Ver offshore wind farms to land.