Oil & gas supermajor Shell and Mitsubishi-owned Dutch utility Eneco have won the second part of the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust West (VI) offshore wind tender with a bid that pledges to build the 756MW array with as little impact as possible on birds, bats and underwater marine life.

A first 760MW chunk of the zone, Hollandse Kust West (VII) in November was awarded to the RWE-led Oranje Wind Power consortium with a bid that as its distinguishing factor included a plan to set up hydrogen generation facilities.