The last wind turbine has been installed at the Dutch Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm, the world’s largest wind farm built in a body of fresh water.
Now that the 89th and final Siemens Gamesa 4.3 MW turbine is in place, the installation platforms Sarens Soccer Pitch and Tom-Wim will leave the IJsselmeer Lake in the Netherlands, while commissioning works continue on the project.
Windpark Fryslân is being constructed by the Zuiderzeewind consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa on behalf of Ventolines, which started installing the wind turbines this spring using the two installation platforms to enable installing two units at a time.
The wind farm delivered its first power to the Dutch grid shortly after that, in the first half of April.
The 382.7 MW freshwater wind farm is scheduled to be fully commissioned in the third quarter of this year.