October 2 (Renewables Now) - Turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) announced on Tuesday that its Dutch consortium with Van Oord had received a firm order to build the 380-MW-plus Fryslan nearshore wind farm in the Frisian part of the Ijsselmeer Lake in the Netherlands.
The scope of the order covers the supply and installation of 89 units of SWT-DD-130 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4.3 MW, and a 16-year service agreement.
In August 2018, the wind farm’s developer, Windpark Fryslan BV, named the Siemens Gamesa-Van Oord consortium as the preferred contractor for the project. This March, the pair was awarded a conditional contract.
It was then announced that the Dutch offshore contractor would design, manufacture and install the foundations and cables for the wind farm and deliver the equipment for the turbine installation.
The Fryslan wind farm is planned to start operations in 2021.