The largest wind farm in the Netherlands is to be expanded to accommodate extra turbines from Hamburg-based REpower.

Westereems wind farm in Eemshaven was built in 2008 and has an installed capacity of 156 MW. It is operated by German renewables company RWE Innogy and currently comprises 52 turbines.

Two further turbines from REpower turbines will be installed, adding an extra 12.3 MW. REpower will fit 48 of the same type of 6.15 MW turbines at the Nordsee Ost wind farm in the North Sea next Spring.

Meanwhile, RWE Innogy continues to push ahead with plans for a wood fired biomass combined heat and power station in Goch, Germany, and a biogas plant in Velen that would use liquid manure as fuel.