16 May 2022: RWE has submitted bids for both HKW site VI and HKW site VII. Both sites will each deliver more than 760 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity. RWE’s proposed design for HKW site VI endeavours to have a positive net impact for the North Sea ecosystem. Innovations, will be implemented to allow birds and bats to fly safely between the turbines and under the rotor swept area. Furthermore, RWE intends to rewild the area by adding artificial reefs and floating gardens.  RWE will make use of special vibro piling techniques to minimise disturbance during construction. RWE will invest in a comprehensive Research & Development (R&D) programme with leading partners. These will include top universities and research institutes from the Netherlands, and will foster local research on innovations and businesses, including the creation of many new research and PhD positions. In addition, RWE envisages to set up a comprehensive multi-technology monitoring system at HKW VI, and will share knowledge. RWE’s concept for HKW site VII is a blueprint for the perfect integration of offshore wind farms into the Dutch energy system. RWE will focus on combining the HKW VII offshore wind warm with 600 MW onshore electrolysers for green hydrogen production , supplying hydrogen and electricity to existing partners and new customers within Dutch industry. Furthermore, the company intends to integrate e-boilers for heating, battery storage and charging solutions for electric vehicles. Large parts of the investments are planned in the Groningen and Brabant areas in close collaboration with partners in those regions.
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760 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(52.638) Lon(3.709)

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Hollandse Kust West VII
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HKW, Hollandse Kust West VII, Hollandse Kust West Beta
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760 MW
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