Siemens installs two thirds of Westermeerwind Wind Farm
First group of turbines provides over 26,000 households with electricity
Emmeloord, 10 February 2016. Today, Westermeerwind Wind Farm has reached an important construction milestone. Siemens has fully installed two thirds of the 48 wind turbines. The first group of eight wind turbines has also been transferred to Westermeerwind. This already enables over 26,000 households to benefit from renewable power, obtained from the wind farm under construction.
The extremely windy location combined with the quality of the chosen turbines, ensure that the generated power is of excellent quality.
In the coming period, main contractor Siemens will transfer the turbines to its client Westermeerwind in batches. Along with the onshore transformer station, the foundations and the cable connections, the 48 wind turbines in total will ensure that enough wind power is generated to sustain 160,000 households by the spring of 2016.
About Westermeerwind Wind Farm
Westermeerwind is built in the waters of the IJsselmeer, along the dikes of the Noordoostpolder. It is the largest near shore wind farm in our country, and consists of 48 wind turbines of 3 MW – divided into two rows along the Westermeer dike and one row along the Noordermeer dike – as well as an onshore transformer station. The wind farm will produce wind power for 160,000 households. See: westermeerwind.nl
Westermeerwind is a part of the Noordoostpolder Wind Farm, with 86 wind turbines offshore and onshore, along the dikes of the IJsselmeer. See: www.windparknoordoostpolder.nl
Westermeerwind has outsourced the construction supervision and management of the Westermeerwind Wind Farm to Ventolines from Emmeloord. As main contractor, Siemens is building the Westermeerwind Wind Farm, and will maintain it for a period of at least fifteen years. Many Dutch companies are working on the project as subcontractors, including Van Oord and Mammoet for the foundations and the installation of the wind turbines, and VBMS (VolkerWessels Boskalis Marine Solutions) for the cables to the transformer station. The power is purchased by Eneco.