Windpark Fryslân selects Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa for new wind farm

A consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by Windpark Fryslân as the preferred contractor for the construction of the Fryslân nearshore wind farm.

The wind farm will contain 89 wind turbines with a capacity of 4.3MW each in the Frisian section of the IJsselmeer Lake, next to the Afsluitdijk dam, in the Netherlands.

With a total rated power output of over 380MW, it will give a boost to the sustainable supply of energy for the Province of Friesland. Following successful completion, Siemens Gamesa will service the wind farm for at least 16 years.

In the consortium, Van Oord is responsible for the Balance of Plant work, including the design, fabrication, and installation of the foundations and cables for the wind project. Van Oord will also supply the equipment for installing the turbines.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is responsible for the design, fabrication, and commissioning of the SWT-DD-130 wind turbines, each with an individual capacity of 4.3MW and a 130-metre rotor diameter, and the onshore substation. Hub height of the turbines will be 109 metres, with a blade tip height of 174 metres.