Vattenfall has teamed up with German chemicals giant BASF to bid in the zero subsidy tender for the Hollandse Kust West zone in the Dutch North Sea.

The Swedish utility will bid alone for the 700MW Hollandse Kust West VII area, and jointly with BASF for the also 700MW Hollandse Kust West VI area.

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.