Less protection lights required for De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer WF

The developer of the De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm announced only half of the originally planned protection lights on the 35 wind turbines are required.

The developer has received permission from the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate for several modifications. The originally planned two rows of four lights around the tower, at 45 m and 90 m, are replaced by one row of four lights halfway the tower. On top of the nacelle, only one instead of two lights will be installed. During daytime the light will be white and flashing whilst at night the light will turn red and will not flash. Synchronisation of the white flashing lights will follow next year, when more wind turbines are installed. This will result in all white lights flashing at the same time. On a clear day, when visibility during dusk and night light reaches over 5,000 m, the light intensity is reduced to 30% and to 10% when visibility is over 10,000 m.

Connection activities are taking place at the moment. These are expected to be finished over the next few weeks. The first of 45 Nordex wind turbines (type N131) has already been installed. This wind turbine will make use of a temporary lighting system to garantee visibility for air traffic. In this temporary solution, the red lights will blink in the evenings and during the nights. This will be different in the new system. The wind farm reports that the final lighting system will be realised sometime during August.

Noise research
Last week it was reported that the municipalities of Borger-Odoorn, Aa en Hunze and Stadskanaal are conducting noise research consisting of a baseline measurement and continued monitoring. This is done in response to concerns from local citizens regarding the possible effects of (low frequency) noise on the health. Image: Drentsemondenoostermoer.nl


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