According to Renee Nolen from utility PEN, the project developer, growing public opposition to on-shore wind turbines and lack of space on land prompted the decision to go off-shore. The wind farm is being built at a cost of NLG 10 million. If the project is successful PEN will consider developing wind farms in deeper waters, such as the North Sea. Although the wind farm has been in the planning pipeline for two years, it is still not clear what the effect of the turbines will be on bird life in the area. Ecological research will contribute to PEN's learning process.
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