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Vattenfall installs 295 MW onshore wind farm in the Netherlands

The Swedish utility is investing EUR 200 million in the expansion and reconstruction of Dutch turbines, many of which were previously used on Vestas projects.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

Vattenfall is now making its largest investment ever in the Netherlands. The Swedish utility has decided to spend over EUR 200 million on the installation of onshore wind farm Wieringermeer.

The project partly consists of repowering of 49 old turbines, which will be replaced with 50 new machines to increase capacity from 73.5 MW to 180 MW. The other part is the adjacent expansion project, in which the Swedish firm bought a stake earlier this month, where Vattenfall will add another 32 turbines and 115 MW. The first phase is expected to be finished in 2019, while 295 MW will be spinning the following year.

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