Ecofys to install met mast for 300-MW Dutch wind project
Wind farm in the Netherlands. Author: Floris Oosterveld. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.
A subsidiary of Dutch renewables consultancy Ecofys will help gather wind data for the development of the up to 300-MW Zeewolde wind project in Flevoland province, the Netherlands.
Ecofys WTTS, which is the company’s wind turbine testing services unit, will support the development through a comprehensive wind measurement campaign that will last at least a year, its parent said in a statement on Thursday. For the purpose, it will erect a 120-metre (393.7-ft) high met mast next month.
At a later stage, Ecofys WTTS may also carry out LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) measurements for the scheme.
The firm pointed out that this is the largest onshore wind project in the country. The plan is to replace 220 existing wind turbines in the area with 100 new ones of 2.5 MW to 3 MW capacity.