last foundation has been installed at the SeaMade offshore wind project
in the Belgian North Sea. The project comprises two wind farms, Mermaid
and is located in Belgian waters. Installation of the project's monopile
foundations was executed by marine contractor DEME Group using its jack-up
installation vessel DP2
DEME Group's team is now preparing for a turbine installation campaign
and is deploying its DP2 jack-up vessel Apollo.
The company will also mobilise its cable lay vessel Living
will install all infield cables.
The monopile foundations for the two offshore substations and 58 wind turbines
were fabricated by Sif Group in Roermond and assembled in Rotterdam (The
Netherlands). The primary steel of the transition pieces were also manufactured
Sif Group in Roermond and the secondary steel works were executed by Smulders
in Hoboken (Belgium).
SeaMade is located approximately 40-50km off the coast of Ostend, Belgium,
in water depths ranging between 22m and 38m. SeaMade is being developed
by project company 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 487MW and will comprise
of 58 Siemens Gamesa SG
turbines each with an individual installed capacity of 8.4 MW mounted on
monopile foundations. The wind turbines each have a hub height of 109m
and a rotor diameter of 167m and are expected to power around 500,000 households
annually. Once constructed and operational, it is expected to offset
700,000t of CO2 emissions a year.
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