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A consortium consisting of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares will support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) by conducting a Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) for Wind Farm Zone Hollandse Kust (noord) (HKN). The WRA – a desk study on the wind climate in the area of future Wind Farm Zone HKN – is used as input for the modelling of wind farms and/or estimating the future energy production of a wind farm.
 
Data from metmasts and (floating) LiDARs (laser-based wind measurement devices) will be combined with already existing data from KNMI/Rijkswaterstaat monitoring stations. This allows the wind climate to be determined and verified. Wind Farm Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone is one of the offshore Wind Farm Zones designated by the Dutch government, with a total power output of 700MW. This Wind Farm Zone will be located 18.5 kilometres off the coast. This Wind Farm Zone is one of the six new offshore Wind Farm Zones which will be developed in the Netherlands.
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