BP has joined the race for the latest round of Dutch offshore wind leases as it submitted twin bids for the 1.4 gigawatt Hollandse Kust West (HKW) auction as part of a plan to link some 500 megawatts of green hydrogen electrolyser capacity to a €2 billion ($2.1 billion) ‘integrated clean energy’ proposal.

The supermajor — which already has offshore wind projects underway in the UK and US — said the bids form part of “transformational plans for a series of further integrated clean energy investments by BP in the Netherlands”.