Commissioning started at Ferrum Wind Farm

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Commissioning of three wind turbines on the Tata terrain in IJmuiden has started yesterday. The wind turbines that form the Ferrum Wind Farm are expected to annually produce around 25 million kWh once fully commercially operational.

The three turbines are from German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon, type E92. Each turbine has a hub height of 85 m, a tip height of 131 m, and a 2.35 MW capacity. They are installed in extension and north of three existing turbines on the Reijndersweg.

The turbines are already connected to the national grid. They will each have to undergo 240 hours of testing before officially being handed over to the owner. The operational phase will start later this spring.

Ferrum Wind Farm is a joint initiative by Tata Steel, Infinergy, Windcollectief Noord-Holland and Royal HaskoningDHV. The project was given the go ahead in July 2017. Construction work started in June 2019.