DEME Group completes SeaMade array cable burial

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DEME Group's cable installation vessel Living Stone has completed burial of the inter-array cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.

JDR Cables was commissioned to design, manufacture, and deliver 78.1 km of aluminium core inter-array cables and accessories including repair joints and connections to SeaMade.

DEME Group is Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contractor for the 58 foundations and the inter-array cables for the SeaMade project. The company installed the last foundation back in January, using its jack-up installation vessel
DP2 Innovation. DEME Group's team is currently installing turbines at the site and deployed its jack-up vessel Apollo to complete the work.

The SeaMade project is made up of two wind farms,
Mermaid and Seastar, and is located in Belgian waters approximately 40-50 km off the coast of Ostend, in water depths between 22 and 38 metres. The project is being developed by SeaMade NV, a joint venture of the Otary group (70%), Electrabel (Engie) (17.5%), and Eneco Wind Belgium (12.5%).

The two projects will have a combined capacity of 487 MW and will consist of 58 Siemens Gamesa
SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, each with an individual installed capacity of 8.4 MW, mounted on monopile foundations. Each wind turbine has a hub height of 109 metres and a rotor diameter of 167 metres, and they are expected to power around 500,000 households annually. Once constructed and operational, the project is expected to offset 700,000 tons of CO2 emissions a year.

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