A joint venture between Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renable Energy will build the Fryslan wind farm in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer (89 turbines of each 4.3 MW).
The construction of the wind farm will start in 2019. The definitive contracts involving an amount of more than 500 million euros will be signed in the autumn.
Wind farm Fryslân will contribute with 380 MW from 2021 to the Frisian target (60%) for sustainable electricity. This is comparable to the electricity consumption of 400,000 households.
Within the joint venture between these parties Van Oord will be responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of the foundations and cables of the wind farm.
Wind turbines of type E 4.3 MW DD – 130 (shaft height 109 m, tip height 174 m, rotor diameter 130 m) have been selected, which has a total production capacity of 382.7 MW and that is more than 316 MW of which was initially gone out. Van Oord also supplies the equipment for the installation of the turbines. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is responsible for the design, manufacture and commissioning of the turbines and the intermediate station on land.
A unique aspect is the integrated design team, in which professionals from both companies will work together on both the foundations and the turbines.
The award to the joint venture also includes the construction of a nature reserve to the south of the Afsluitdijk near Kornwerderzand. By using sand from the IJsselmeer, an island of 2 hectares will be constructed and, under water, a nature reserve for fish and water plants totaling 25 hectares.
The island will temporarily be used as a work island during the construction of the wind farm. Immediately after completion of construction, the wind farm will be developed into a nature reserve,
both below and above water, so that it adds extra quality to the resting and foraging area of fish and birds.
The selected wind turbines (model SWT-4,3-DD -130) fall within the boundary conditions of the issued permits.