The installation of Siemens Gamesa turbines has begun at the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
All of the 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW turbines are expected to be installed and tested in the IJsselmeer Lake by June.
According to project developer, it takes approximately one and half days to build one turbine, and due to the width of the locks around IJsselmeer, the turbine components are shipped to the site and assembled there.
To remind, Van Oord installed the final foundation in December and all cables have been laid. The plan is to have the wind farm producing electricity before the summer of 2021.
Once fully commissioned, Windpark Fryslân will become the largest wind farm in the world installed in inland fresh water.