German utility Innogy today officially opened its 90MW Zuidwester wind farm adjacent to the coast of the Dutch Ijsselmeer lake featuring 12 of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines, Enercon’s 7.5MW model.

The twelve state-of-the-art turbines at the Zuidwester wind farm replace 50 dating from the 1980s and 1990s. Statistically, one of the new turbines on its own can generate as much electricity as all 50 earlier models combined, Innogy says.