First power from Westermeer

The 144MW Westermeerwind offshore wind farm delivered last weekend the first power to the grid in the Netherlands.

The first 17 of 48 turbines have been installed by main contractor Siemens, with the project expected to be fully operational by the Spring of 2016.

Van Oord and Mammoet completed the last pile installation in late May 2015 and Siemens started adding the tower sections in mid-July started with placing the tower sections.

VolkerWessels Boskalis Marine Solutions completed the installation of 44km of power cables from the wind farm in June.

There are 42 connecting cables laid between the wind turbines and six export cables to transport the power from the wind turbines to the transformer station on the mainland.

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