Almost ten years ago, the first Dutch offshore windfarms were installed nearby IJmuiden. Since that time, the industry has grown enormously. Windfarms have arisen along the entire North Sea coast, growing ever larger in terms of turbine numbers as well as power output. Shipyards have been operating at full capacity to supply the specialist vessels needed for the installation and maintenance of these wind farms. Above all-in England and Gemany, huge farms have been created, the Netherlands has now started to catch up, for example this year's finalisation of the Luchterduinen farm. Next year the Gemini wind farm will also go into production, and there are plans for further new locations.