Oct 31, 2013 - Dutch utility Eneco's wind farm Princess Amalia, which is the Netherlands' largest offshore installation, was able to cope well with the savage coastal storm, its owner said on Sunday.
The wind farm, consisting of 60 windmills, is located 23 km (14.3 miles) off IJmuiden in the North Sea.
At the height of the storm, which battered north-western Europe, the reported wind force was 11 on Beaufort scale. The strongest measured wind gust was 158 km per hour.
To prevent overheating windmill wings were set out of motion as the wind force exceeded 10.
After midday the storm weakened and the wind turbines resumed operations at full capacity.
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