Fryslân turbine blades delivered to port

In: Windfarms
01/09/2020
The first batch of blades for Windpark Fryslân have been unloaded at TMA’s terminal in Amsterdam. TMA Logistics has shared a brief update on social media, showing the blades being transported from the vessel to the port.

Located in the IJsselmeer, near Breezanddijk, Windpark Fryslân will be the world's largest wind farm to be built in an inland waterway. The project will feature 89 Siemens Gamesa SWT-DD-130 turbines, each with a 4.3 MW capacity and standing at 180 metres high. Turbine layout is in the form of a hexagon to minimise visual impact, with spacing of at least 600 metres. Turbine installation is expected early 2021, with full commissioning during the summer.

The wind farm will also include a nature island. Approximately 2 hectares of the island are above water and a shallow water zone of approximately 25 hectares is being constructed. The area is protected against waves and currents by an 800 metre long lee dam. The island can be used temporarily as a work island during the construction, but from when turbine installation begins the island will be used as a foraging and resting area for birds, with an artificial reef for fish.

Once the project is built, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be responsible for its maintenance and management for 16 years. With a capacity of 382.7 MW,
Windpark Fryslân will provide sufficient energy for approximately 500,000 households. Eneco has signed a 15-year PPA for the 1,500 GWh/year wind farm. In their contract, Eneco and Windpark Fryslân have agreed that large consumers of energy in the province of Fryslân will also have the option of purchasing sustainable energy from the wind farm.

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