Windpark Ferrum, Infinergy’s 7MW wind farm comprising three Enercon E92 wind turbines at Tata Steel’s steel plant in IJmuiden, The Netherlands, is now operational.
The wind farm is co-owned by Infinergy and local wind energy cooperative Windcollectief Noord-Holland. Director Jan Pronk said: “Building a wind farm at such a complex heavy industry site is a real achievement that we are rightfully proud of. Now that the project is fully operational we look forward to other aspects, such as setting up of the Community Benefit Fund, which will be funding local community projects and initiatives throughout the wind farm’s operational life.”
The wind farm is situated in the parish of Velsen. Over the last few years, the Council has been working hard to achieve a number of sustainability objectives, including renewable energy targets. Councillor Floor Bal said: “Velsen has real ambition where it comes to renewable energy. I am thrilled to announce that with Windpark Ferrum becoming operational, renewable energy generation in the parish is now exceeding our households’ annual electricity consumption. This is a huge step forward and as a Council we are delighted.”
Windpark Ferrum will generate around 25 gigawatthours (Gwh) of green electricity per annum, enough to meet the demand of approximately 7,000 average households per year.