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Irene Vorrink – a nearshore wind farm

Irene Vorrink – a nearshore wind farm
Irene Vorrink Wind Farm is situated in Lake IJsselmeer in the Netherlands on the coast near Dronten and Lelystad.

The turbines of the wind farm are placed very close to the shore at an average water depth of 5 metres. The turbines stand in a long row, parallel to the shore. This type of farm is called a nearshore farm and the wind turbines can be easily reached from the shore by a small gangway.

Irene Vorrink Wind Farm was commissioned in 1997. The turbines are mounted on conical tubular steel towers, with a cylindrical steel monopole foundation. Today the 28 turbines have a total capacity of 16.8 MW.

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