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Siemens hands out Westermeerwind contract

NETHERLANDS: Siemens Nederland has contracted Ballast Nedam and Mammoet to install the foundations and turbines at the Westermeerwind project.

SIemens 3MW direct drive turbine
SIemens 3MW direct drive turbine

Westermeerwind, in the Ijselmeer, is the near-shore element of an onshore wind project. Ballast Nedam will engineer, supply and install the foundations, while Mammoet will transport and install the 3MW turbines. Installation is due to begin in 2015.

The 48-turbine, 144MW wind farm will form the near-shore element of the Noordoostpolder project in the Ijselmeer, north of Amsterdam. Siemens was appointed recently as turnkey contractor by the developer, Westermeerwind BV.

The turbines will be installed in three rows, 500-1100m from the shore. A further 38 Enercon 7.5MW turbines will be installed on-shore. On completion, the combined project will become the Netherlands' largest wind farm, generating around 1400GWh per year.

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