Tender Round 4

Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Tender Round Four (TR4) started 7 April 2016 to enable prospective bidders to compete to own the transmission assets of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm (which has a generation capacity of approximately 258MW).

Burbo Bank Extension

Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm is indirectly owned by DONG Energy A/S (50%), KIRKBI A/S (25%) and PKA (25%). It will be situated in the Bay of Liverpool approximately 20 kilometres off the coast of Liverpool and will consist of 32 x 8MW wind turbines.

The transmission system, which is currently valued at £230.2 million, is being constructed by the offshore wind farm owner and will include an offshore substation platform, offshore and onshore AC export cables and an onshore substation.

The transmission system is currently being tendered by Ofgem who will appoint an OFTO to own and operate it.

TR4 information event

On Friday 18 March 2016, Ofgem held an information event in London related to TR4 and other future OFTO tender opportunities.

To find out more about what was discussed please view the presentation from the event.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 7th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This Enhanced Pre-Qualification (EPQ) Document sets out the requirements that Bidders need to demonstrate in order to be invited to participate in the Invitation to Tender Stage of TR4.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 2 Associated documents
Version 1 of the generic Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Licence for TR4.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The Authority hereby gives notice pursuant to regulation 12(1) of the Tender Regulations of its intention to commence a tender round in respect of the project on 5 April 2015.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out the Tender Rules for TR4, the fourth tender round that we have run which will lead to the grant of an OFTO Licence for the Burbo Bank Extension project.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document summarises the information provided by the developer and outlines the opportunity for investors to acquire the transmission assets and to become the licensed Offshore Transmission Owner of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document provides specific details on the relevant securities and payments required to be made for Tender Round 4.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document outlines the opportunity for investors to acquire electricity transmission assets under the regulatory regime governing the ownership and operation of offshore electricity transmission.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out guidance on the Transfer Agreement to be prepared by the Developer of the Qualifying Project in TR4. This will lead to the grant of an OFTO Licence for the Burbo Bank Extension project.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The next steps a Bidder should take for participating in the Enhanced Pre-Qualification (EPQ) Stage of TR4.

  • Published: 6th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document provides guidance to Bidders, Developers and other interested stakeholders on the process to close, from the determination of a Preferred Bidder to grant of the OFTO Licence, financial close and asset transfer.

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