The Two Towers consortium is to develop the Borssele V innovation site off the Dutch coast with a 19MW project that will explore how oyster beds might improve the ecosystem of the North Sea, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) said.

The project will also feature testing of an innovative mounting system between the tower and the foundation that enables wind turbine to last longer and require less maintenance, and an improved coating that protects the turbines more effectively while enhancing their cost-efficiency.