In 1994, inhabitants of the Netherlands’ Noordoostpolder joined forces to start a wind farm, which is now capable of supplying electricity to 180,000 homes each year. This is the largest on-shore wind farm in the Netherlands, and home to 26 of the world’s highest wind turbines. Each turbine has a hub height of 135 meters, a 126-meter rotor diameter and a capacity of 7.5 megawatts.
Antea Group’s Ka-Lung To is involved as a consulting engineer, overseeing many different aspects of the project and advising on the various matters that need to be taken into account. Safety is a key issue in this project, as is keeping the local community and different stakeholders, ranging from local farmers to a diverse group of financiers, informed and involved. Furthermore, teams from Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands are working closely together. This ambitious project, carried out entirely in accordance with FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) standards, perfectly matches Antea Group’s ambition to participate in more renewable energy opportunities.
“IT’S A GREAT EXPERIENCE: BUILDING THE WORLD’S LARGEST WIND TURBINES WITH A FANTASTIC INTERNATIONAL TEAM!”
Ka-Lung To, FIDIC Engineer The Netherlands