Vattenfall and partners have constructed a new and improved version of the Slufterdam wind farm in February 2019. In the wind park, the 17 existing wind turbines have been replaced for 14 much more efficient ones. The capacity has almost doubled from 25.5 MW to 50.4 MW. The 14 wind turbines generate 180 GWh of wind power every year, enough for the average annual consumption of 60,000 households.
An onshore farm in one of the windiest locations in the Netherlands
The Slufterdam site is one of the windiest places in the Netherlands. The wind is so strong in this area that the energy yield can be compared to that of wind turbines at sea, where the wind conditions are generally much better than on land.
The unique location of Slufterdam wind farm, right next to a beautiful nature and recreation area, brings together various social and economic interests. All parties involved —nature conservation organisations, municipalities, the Port of Rotterdam and energy companies— worked together on the ultimate goal: more sustainable energy that also contributes to nature restoration.