Energy company Pure Energie completed the construction of four wind turbines near Zeewolde in the province of Flevoland this week. The four turbines will replace 27 old ones and are expected to start supplying power by the end of this year.
The four wind turbines, with 4.3 MW capacity, are supplied by the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. The two largest wind turbines have an hub height of 152 metres, a rotor diameter of 136 metres and a tip height of 220 metres. The other two new wind turbines have an hub height of 92 metres, a rotor diameter of 117 metres and a tip height of 150.5 metres.
In the next phase, various settings will be tested. The production of green electricity is expected to start at the end of this year. The expected annual electricity production is almost 37 million kilowatt hours. This is an increase of about 14% compared to the combined production of the 27 old turbines. The majority of the 27 old turbines will be given a new life elsewhere in the world.
Zeewolde Wind Farm
The four Pure Energie wind turbines are part of a larger initiative in the outskirts of the municipality of Zeewolde, east of Almere. In this initiative Pure Energie works together with Windpark Zeewolde BV, a unique cooperation of more than 200 farmers, residents and entrepreneurs from the area who are building a wind farm of 83 wind turbines, and Eneco who are also building 4 wind turbines. Together they are replacing 220 old wind turbines with 91 new, larger variants. Source: Pure Energy