The Zuiderzeewind consortium of Van Oord Offshore Wind and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy installed the final of a total of 89 wind turbines in the 838 MW Fryslân Wind Farm, Windpark Fryslân BV reported yesterday. The coming period will see final inspections and testing of the wind turbines in this largest wind farm built in a lake.
The wind turbines were installed simultaneously by the two installation platforms Sarens Soccer Pitch and Tom-Wim. Due to the width of the locks around the IJsselmeer, all the large turbine components were brought to the Alaska harbour in Amsterdam. The tower parts and the nacelle were transported directly to the construction site. The three rotor blades were assembled in Oude Zeug, west of the IJsselmeer. The complete rotor was then transported from Oude Zeug to the construction site on barges.
Both vessels have now left the construction site. The construction site will remain closed to shipping traffic while the commissioning activities of the Siemens Gamesa turbines with a hub height of 115 meters, a tip height of 180 meters and an installed capacity of 4.3 MW continues.
The first turbine started already started feeding power to the grid in April this year. The power is collected in the new transformer station in Breezanddijk. When all wind turbines are in operation, they will produce about 1,500 GWh of sustainable wind energy on an annual basis. The power is purchased by Eneco.