RWE installs wind turbine on sea dike dam

The German utility is the world's first to erect a wind turbine on a sea dike dam in the Netherlands.

Photo: PR RWE

One lonely wind turbine is already spinning on the sea dike dam in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. But more are coming.

Wind farm Oostpolderdijk will consist of three turbines with a total capacity of 7.5MW. Although three turbines don't immediately sound like a lot, the utility behind the project, Germany's RWE, says that it is in fact something of an innovation, because it's the first time in the world that wind turbines are installed on a sea dike dam, according to a statement.

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