2022-12-06
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/42401-luchterduinen-wind-farm-offshore-oysters-van-oord-north-sea-programme-eneco-netherlands-dutch-restore-wind-farm

Luchterduinen OWF hosts oyster tables

Image: Van OordImage: Van Oord
As natural oyster beds in the North Sea are nearly gone, energy company Eneco and marine contractor Van Oord are working to restore oyster reefs in the Dutch North Sea.

Official Press Release Van Oord:

Innovation for restoring oyster reefs installed in Luchterduinen wind farm

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Innovation for restoring oyster reefs installed in Luchterduinen wind farm

Four oyster tables – structures made of concrete and other material on which live oysters are placed – have been installed at Luchterduinen wind farm. By placing the oyster tables there, the Rich North Sea programme, energy company Eneco and marine contractor Van Oord are working to restore oyster reefs in the Dutch North Sea. The oyster tables feature an innovative design, the result of four years of research. This is the first time the design has ever been used in practice, giving the wind farm a global premiere.

Until about 200 years ago, 20% of the Dutch North Sea had large-scale oyster reefs. Now there are hardly any natural oyster beds left in the North Sea – a worrying development, because they are important for underwater ecosystems. According to... ... More: Official Press Release Van Oord

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Luchterduinen, wind farm, offshore, oysters, Van Oord, North Sea, programme, Eneco, Netherlands, Dutch, restore, wind farm







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