Swedish firm, Vattenfall has announced it will invest more than €200 million in a Dutch windfarm modernisation project.
The project, which represents Vattenfall’s largest investment in its Dutch wind assets to date, will include re-powering and expansion of the 295 MW Wieringermeer windfarm, located 60km north of Amsterdam. The company has said it will replace older turbines with new technology by 2019 and six new turbines will be added, bringing the central windfarm’s capacity to 180 MW.
The firm has also acquired the adjacent 115 MW Wieringermeer extension.
In September, Vattenfall acquired an additional 32 of the windfarm’s 100 turbines, adding to the 50 it already owned. The turbines were purchased from the joint venture that built the farm, which included the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Nuon and Windcollectief Wieringermeer.
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