The turbines will create 1,500,000 megawatt-hours of power per year, with no CO2 emissions or pollutants
By Thomas Ansell
The Windpark Fryslân is getting ever closer to completion, with the actual wind turbines themselves to be installed between now and June. The 89 turbines will stand in the IJsselmeer, and provide renewable power to 500,000 homes.
During the last year or so of the Coronavirus pandemic the project initiators have been hard at work laying the foundations of the project. This includes laying nearly 150km of cabling, and creating strong bases for the 89 turbines.
The turbines themselves will be installed by Van Oord Offshore Wind, who will use an enormous crane to lift the rotors into place. The project isn’t just a series of windmills, though, with various islands having been created to house infrastructure, including the giant transformer station on the Breezanddijk.
A new nature reserve has also been reclaimed from the inland see, called the Kornwerderzand.