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Dutch wind farm goes 23 kilometres offshore

The Globe and Mail reports that a Dutch wind energy company is building a wind farm so far offshore it is hardly vi...

September 5, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The Globe and Mail reports that a Dutch wind energy company is building a wind farm so far offshore it is hardly visible on the horizon. The Q7 project will have 60 turbines, 23 kilometres from the North Sea coast. <br>
The farm has been located far offshore in order to appease those who don’t want to see wind farms, but the location also means the turbines can capture higher wind speeds out on the high seas. It is believed to be the farthest offshore wind park anywhere in the world, and according to the newspaper report of September 3, the developers Econcern and Eneco Energie say that they will build five to 10 such wind parks in the next few years.<br>
The turbines are 98 metres tall and have blades 40 metres long. They had to be located away from shipping lines.<br>
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