Swedish utility Vattenfall via the Chinook unit of its Dutch subsidiary Nuon has won the keenly-watched tender to build wind farms in the 700–750MW Hollandse Kust South 1&2 sites and operate them for 30 years.

“This is excellent news for Vattenfall and the Netherlands. It is a significant step for us in view of our ambitions to grow in renewable energy production. The Netherlands is an important market for us and this will be our second offshore project there,” Vattenfall chief executive Magnus Hall said.