The installation of the final wind turbine blade completes the construction of the last wind turbine in Windpark Nij Hiddum-Houw, located at the head of the Afsluitdijk in the province of Friesland.
The wind turbines will be further examined in the coming months before being handed over to the owners. The Nij Hiddum-Houw wind farm is made up of nine Enercon E136 EP5 wind turbines, each with a shaft height of 109 meters, rotor diameter of 136 meters, tip height of 177 meters, and capacity of 4.65 MW.
By the end of this year, the wind farm should be completely operating. The wind turbines, which have an installed capacity of over 42 MW, will shortly produce 160,000 MWh per year.
Nij Hiddum-Houw is a collaboration between the energy company Vattenfall and Gooyum-Houw BV, a partnership of 45 local private individuals and businesses. Vattenfall owns four wind turbines, while Gooyum-Houw BV owns the remaining five. The nine wind turbines will be installed to replace smaller wind turbines in the area.
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