OWEZ

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Windpark Egmond aan Zee
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Wind turbine components in an assembly area onshore before installation at sea
CountryNetherlands
Locationoffshore of Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
Coordinates52°36′N 4°25′E / 52.6°N 4.42°E / 52.6; 4.42
StatusOperational
Commission dateJanuary 2007
Wind farm
Type
Power generation
Units operational36 Vestas V90-3MW Wind turbines
Nameplate capacity108 MW
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

Windpark Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) is the first large scale offshore wind farm built off the Dutch North Sea coast. It consists of 36 Vestas V90-3MW wind turbines, each with nameplate capacity of 3 MW. In total the farm has a capacity of 108 MW. Together these are scaled to provide energy for a maximum of 100,000 households.

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The wind farm is located 10 km (6.2 mi) to 18 km (11 mi) off the coasts of Egmond aan Zee and is visible from the shore. Size of the farm is a projected 27 square kilometres (10 sq mi). It was built by a consortium of Ballast Nedam and wind turbine manufacturers Vestas.[1]

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Coordinates: 52°36′00″N 4°25′00″E / 52.6000°N 4.4167°E / 52.6000; 4.4167