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TURBINES AT THE ENTRANCE OF SCHEVENINGEN HARBOUR

WindMaster says it now has 100 MW of plant operating worldwide following an order for a 750 kW turbine, placed by electricity distribution company, Eneco. The high profile site for the turbine is at the entrance of Scheveningen Harbour, a well visited holiday resort close to The Hague on the North Sea coast. The first WindMaster 750 kW, which has a 43.4 metre rotor diameter with wood epoxy blades supplied by the Wind Energy Group in England, was erected last year in Halsteren. The new 750 kW turbine will probably be built at WindMaster's Lelystad factory in the Netherlands. Little has been heard about the large machine since the installation at Halsteren, but the Dutch-Belgian company says sales are now taking off. In the province of Flevoland, an old Holec turbine will be replaced by two WindMaster 750 kW units in a project being developed by the regional distributor, EDON, which has a 25% share, WindMaster (25%) and a private individual. Another project, for which the final decision will be taken this month, is for ten 750 kW turbines in the south of Holland. WindMaster also says that it will be supplying four of the machines for a contract under the most recent order for renewables capacity under the UK's NFFO legislation. A project in Scotland of six of the turbines did not make it into the Scottish Renewables Order, but might possibly be built anyway, says WindMaster's Hans Kursten.

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