Number and type of turbines 48 Siemens turbines of 3 MW (SWT 3.0-DD)
Turbine size Axle height 95 m, blade-tip height 149 m
Capacity The wind farm has a capacity of 144 MW, providing enough sustainable energy for 160,000 households (entire province of Flevoland)
Reduction of CO2 emissions 180,000 to 230,000 tonnes per year (fossil compared to fossil power)
Location In the IJsselmeer, at 700 to 1,200 metres from the Noordermeer dike and Westermeer dike in the Noordoostpolder.
Initiators Farmers Tjitte de Groot and Pieter Meulendijks (Westermeerwind B.V.)
Partners Ventolines B.V. supervises the construction work and takes care of operations.
Siemens Wind Power provides the wind turbines and builds the Westermeerwind Wind Farm on the basis of a turn key contract.
Delivery Spring 2016
Planning 2012-2013: Construction of maritime safety measure (stone dam)
2013: Construction of switching station by TenneT at Westermeer dike
2013-2014: Installation of onshore cabling
May 2015: Construction and installation of onshore transformer station completed
May 2015: Foundation piles installed
July 2015: Installation and protection of farm cabling completed
Sept 2015: Start installation of tower sections, turbines and rotors
Required staff During the peak period of construction, approx. 300 employees are deployed. During the operational phase, 30 technicians and professionals are deployed, mainly from the region.