UK utility SSE Renewables has formed a strategic partnership with global developer Brookfield Renewable to bid in the 1.4GW Hollandse Kust West (HKW) zero subsidy offshore wind tender.

The tender for two adjacent 700MW zones in the Dutch North Sea will close on May 12, 2022, with a decision about the winners expected after the summer.

While bidders for the HKW VI need to include ecological measures in their development concept, for HKW VII, they must include investment and innovation that favours the Dutch energy system.