Windpark Fryslan has selected the consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord for the construction of the Fryslan nearshore wind farm.
The wind farm will contain 89 wind turbines with a capacity of 4.3 MW each in the Frisian section of the IJsselmeer Lake, next to the Afsluitdijk dam, in the Netherlands.
Siemens Gamesa will service the wind farm, which have a rated power output of over 380 MW, for at least 16 years.
Van Oord, the consortium, will be responsible for the Balance of Plant work, including the design, fabrication, and installation of the foundations and cables for the wind project. Van Oord will also supply the equipment for installing the turbines.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and commissioning of the SWT-DD-130 wind turbines, each with an individual capacity of 4.3 MW and a 130-meter rotor diameter, and the onshore substation.
“We’re proud to once again bring our Siemens Gamesa direct drive wind turbine technology to the IJsselmeer Lake with the Fryslan project,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
The entire project involves an investment amount of over EUR 500 million. Construction works will start in 2019. Fryslan nearshore wind farm will be in operation by mid-2021.
The Province of Friesland aims to generate 16 percent of its energy consumption from sustainable sources by 2020. With a total rated power output of over 380 MW, more than 60 percent of its 2020 target to generate power from wind energy is realised by the Fryslan nearshore wind farm.