Final SeaMade foundation touches down

In: FoundationsWindfarms
The last foundation has been installed at the SeaMade offshore wind project in the Belgian North Sea. The project comprises two wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar, 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 Innovation.

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 Stone,  which 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 8.0-167 DD 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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