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Nuon faces grid delay for 50-turbine Dutch wind project

Source: Nuon (www.nuon.com)

April 20 (Renewables Now) - Netherlands-based energy company Nuon today advised of an eight-month delay to its 50-turbine portion of the Windpark Wieringermeer project in the Dutch province of North Holland.

Nuon, which is part of Sweden's Vattenfall AB, said the delay is because the wind farm will not be connected to the grid on time. It has been informed by network company Liander that a connection in July 2018 is not feasible and instead is expected around the second quarter of 2019.

Nuon said that as a result, construction will start later and that it has suspended a tender for the procurement of the turbines.

The Wieringermeer wind park is a repowering project and involves replacing 93 turbines with 99 more powerful machines, with 50 of those to be owned by Nuon. It is a partnership between Nuon, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Windcollective Wieringermeer.

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