Windpower to the Extreme
For one of my customers i have since 2011 been following the construction of a massive windturbine park in the Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands. Some 86 windturbines are slowly getting form in this years taking project. With a height of 135 m (443 ft), and a production of 7.58MW these are the largest and highest windturbines to be found in Europe at this moment. The weight of the foundation of the turbine tower is about 2,500 t, the tower itself 2,800 t, the machine housing 128 t, the generator 220 t, the rotor (including the blade) 364 t. The total weight is about 6,000 t.