On 7 september, initiators De Wieken (Windunie, Greenchoice and ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund) and Pure Energie organised an Open Day at De Veenwieken Wind Farm which is currently under construction. More than 150 persons, in 7 groups, were given the opportunity to visit two locations at the construction site to learn more about the wind farm and its construction.
De Veenwieken Wind Farm is located between south of Dedemsvaart, in and area that is located in the municipalities of both Ommen and Hardenberg, in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It will comprise 10 Enercon, type E103 wind turbines with each a shaft height of 98 m, a rotor diameter of 103 m and a tip height of 149.5 m. The latter being well suited to confirm to the height restruction of 150 m, set by the local municipality. The wind turbines are able to annually generate between 70 to 75 million kWh. Six are owned by De Wieken and 4 by Pure Energie.
At the time of the Open Day, 1 wind turbine was installed and a second well underway, although slightly delayed while waiting for favourable wind conditions to lift the blades. Vistors were lucky to view most of the different wind turbine components from closeby at the two locations. The project is still on schedule with completion planned for the end of this year, provided favourable weather conditions. Read more about the project in the next edition of Wind Energy Magazine. View more photos on our Instagram.