The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has earlier said that it had received 26 bids for the auction round that closed on 29 September. All bids are being assessed by a team of domestic and international experts until the end of the year at the latest.

“We assume that competition will be similar as in [the auction round for] Borssele 1&2,” a Vattenfall spokesman told Recharge.

Vattenfall wasn’t successful in its bid for Borssele 1&2 during an auction round earlier this year, but the Swedish utility has won a 350MW Danish near-shore tender with a bid equivalent to €64 ($71.37)