Dutch offshore wind on the road - Copenhagen

13 April 2016

15.15 - 18.45

Bird & Bird Advokatpartnerselskab, Kalkbraenderiloebskaj 4, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Latest news: The Dutch Government has in the meantime announced that the tenders for Borssele Wind Farm Zone Sites I and II will open on 10 April 2016 and applications can be submitted as of 11 April 2016. As the tenders will close on 12 May 2016, 5 pm (CET), the crucial phase for (potential) bidders has arrived!

Offshore wind is expected to play the key role in the Dutch energy sector in the coming years which will transform the Netherlands into one of the leading European markets for offshore wind energy.

A capacity of 3.5 GW is planned to be tendered, with 1,400 MW in 2016 and 700 MW each year until 2019.

The Dutch government is expected to pay a maximum subsidy of EUR 2.5 billion per zone with a maximum price of EUR 0.124 per kWh.

It is worth having a deeper look into the Dutch offshore wind developments as early as possible, if taking part in the tenders, getting involved for the future project pipeline to come or just being curious about offshore wind in the Netherlands.Our seminar will give you valuable insights in the coming Dutch offshore wind from a regulatory, technical and commercial perspective. You will benefit from our strong Dutch regulatory expertise and our experience of having advised on German offshore wind and grid connection projects since the beginning. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered, to take part in an open and informal discussion and to network at our informal get-together.


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The programme

15:15 - 15:30

  • Registration & coffee

15:30 - 15:35

15:35 - 15:45

  • Setting the scene: Dutch offshore wind vs. the German and the Danish model
    Lars Kyrberg, Bird & Bird Hamburg

15:45 - 16:30

  • Overview of the Dutch regulatory framework and key milestones for Dutch offshore wind projects
    Michelle de Rijke, Bird & Bird The Hague

16:30 - 17:00

  • Wind resources in the Dutch North Sea
    Sónia Liléo, Business Manager – Wind Power, SWECO Energuide AB

17:00 - 17:15

  • Break

17:15 - 17:45

  • The challenges of Dutch offshore wind from the industry’s perspective
    Maurits Ornstein, Global Key Account Director, General Electric

17:45 - 18:15

  • Wind projects in the Dutch market – a view from a technical expert with regard to infrastructure and quality
    Willem Schellingerhout, Project/Package Manager Offshore Wind, Fair Wind / 8.2 Consulting AG

18:15 - 18:45

  • Lessons learned – How can Dutch offshore wind benefit from the experiences in other North Sea regions?
    Sigurd Lauritsen, Market Manager, Strategic Consulting / Chief Advisor Energy, SWECO Danmark A/S

18.45 onwards

  • Drinks and canapés