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Presence of bats confirmed in Dutch offshore wind farms

Nov 01, 2013

For the first time, firm evidence of the presence of bats has been found in the two offshore wind farms on the Dutch Continental Shelf in the North Sea: Offshore Wind Farm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) and Princess Amalia Wind Farm (PAWP).

Research shows: first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands has positive impact on marine life

Oct 11, 2012

Amsterdam – October 11, 2012. A five-year scientific study has revealed the first offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands has positively impacted life in and around the sea, and has had hardly any adverse effects.

Repair activities completed successfully

Oct 20, 2010

During the summer repairs to the wind farm were carried out.

Repair activities completed successfully

Apr 26, 2010

During the summer repairs to the wind farm were carried out. The foundation piles are filled up with concrete. This forms a solid basis and prevents further shifting. 

Press releases

Research shows: first offshore wind farm in the Netherlands has positive impact on marine life

Oct 11, 2012

Amsterdam – October 11, 2012. A five-year scientific study has revealed the first offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands has positively impacted life in and around the sea, and has had hardly any adverse effects.

Crown Prince inaugurates first Dutch wind farm in the North Sea The Netherlands’ cleanest power plant off to a good start

Apr 18, 2007

Egmond aan Zee - Today, HRH the Prince of Orange accompanied by fourteen schoolchildren from Egmond aan Zee officially inaugurated the Netherlands’s first wind farm in the North Sea.

Construction has had no effects on marine life The Netherlands’ first wind farm in the North Sea is performing well

Apr 18, 2007

The performance of the Egmond aan Zee Offshore Wind Farm, which has been in operation since the beginning of this year, has been excellent to date.