UK utility SSE Renewables said it plans to enter the upcoming tenders for the 1.4GW Hollandse Kust West wind farm zone in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

Bids for the two 700MW sites can be handed in between 14 April and 12 May 2022, with winners announced in the summer.

The tenders have a clear focus on innovation, with half of the points-based system being allocated to this category, said SSE, which plans to use its ecological and systems integration expertise in the zone.