The Dutch cabinet has approved an approximate tendering schedule and the locations of new offshore wind zones that are slated to boost the country’s capacity to produce electricity in the North Sea to 21GW by 2031.

The move follows a March decision to designate three new offshore wind areas north and northwest of the country and with them near double the Netherlands' offshore wind target early in the next decade, as well as an ongoing upgrade to the country’s marine spatial planning to reach that higher ambition.