This first Dutch offshore wind farm was an important step for both companies to gain expertise in this form of renewable energy.
The wind farm was built by the construction combination Egmond. This is a joint venture between Ballast Nedam and the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. Both companies have extensive experience in offshore wind energy.
It starts with the wind turning the blades, or rotor blades. These rotor blades are attached to the main shaft. The rotational movement is sped up in a gearbox. The main shaft drives the generator.
For the development, exploitation and eventual removal of the Offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) diverse licences are necessary.