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November 26, 2021

Westermeerwind, Netherlands

By Carmen

Westermeerwind is a 144MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in IJsselmeer, Netherlands. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 144 144 Active Netherlands Ventolines

Description

The project was developed by Ventolines and is currently owned by Westermeerwind.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The project generates 500,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 160,000 households, offsetting 230,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $446.752m.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2016.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eneco Holding under a power purchase agreement for a period of 15 years from 2016. The contracted capacity is 144MW.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 48 units of SWT-3.0-108 turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2016, for a period of 15 years.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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