Wind farm Fryslân is being built in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer near Breezanddijk. Due to the shallows in the IJsselmeer and the width of the locks, it is not possible to work with standard offshore wind equipment. On top of a unique work platform, the size of half a football field, a large crane is positioned to install the foundations. The floating crane ‘Triton’ – with a lifting capacity of 300 tonnes - is used as a tail crane to position the foundation piles.
Wind Farm Fryslân is being built by the contracting consortium Zuiderzeewind in the IJsselmeer at Breezanddijk. It will be the largest wind farm built within an inland water in the world. The wind farm comprises 89 turbines of 4.3 MW. With a capacity of 382.7 MW, Wind Farm Fryslân will supply enough energy for approximately 500,000 households. The wind farm will be operational in 2021.