Dutch nearshore nears completion

The installation of turbines has begun in the Frisian part of Ijsselmeer lake, near Breezanddijk in the Netherlands. The 500 million euro, 89-turbine, 383MW Fryslan nearshore project will cover an area of 35 sq km within the lake, with commissioning scheduled by the end of 2021. Once fully commissioned, the windfarm will become the largest in the world installed in inland fresh water. Installation is not without its difficulties though. Due to the width of the locks around Ijsselmeer, the turbine components are being shipped to the site and assembled there. According to International Renewable Agency (IRENA) data, the Netherlands currently has 3,506MW of installed capacity onshore, and 975

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