Posted by: orcaweb | June 18, 2009

Renewable energy of the North Sea. King of Scandinavia

There are lots of things to look out for whilst making you’re crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

Not only is it the wonderful wildlife from Gannets to Guillemots to Bottlednosed Dolphins.
Keep your eyes open for the oil and gas rigs which can be seen from the ship as the sun goes down.

The North Sea is very productive and is still a relatively new ecosystem around 20,000 years old formed by the flooding of land mass.

As we get closer to Amsterdam and the Port of IJmuiden, we travel past two wind farms on the Starboard (right) side of the ship.
One of them is made up of 62 turbines built in 2008 and the furthest away on arrival is made up of 36 and was built in 2006.

One of the wind farm off Jmuiden

One of the wind farm off Jmuiden

Why not join us on a crossing to find out more.
Rosie
Wildlife officer

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