Otary seeks value propositions ahead of Belgium tender

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 14/09/2022 Otary
Offshore wind developer announced Otary announced it is seeking value propositions in technological innovation, energy market trading and balancing, and sustainable maritime (building) materials ahead of an upcoming offshore wind tender in Belgium.

The Belgian marine spatial plan has designed a new zone for offshore energy production, the Princess Elisabeth Zone, with a production objective of a minimum of 3.15 GW and a maximum of 3.5 GW. The Belgian government will launch a tender procedure to grant a domain concession for the construction and operation of offshore wind capacity. The selected bidder will automatically be granted all necessary permits, based on its project proposal.

Otary develops, finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms and owns a several projects in Belgian waters. This includes the
Rentel, Mermaid and Seastar wind farms.

The 309 MW Rentel offshore wind farm is 100% owned by Otary and located approximately 34 km offshore. It became operational end 2018 and features 42 Siemens Gamesa
SWT-7.0-154 turbines. It powers around 300,000 households annually

The Mermaid and  Seastar project, collectively known as SeaMade, have been fully operational since end 2020. The 235 MW Mermaid concession is located approximately 50 km offshore and the 252 MW Seastar concession is located approximately 38 km offshore. The two 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. SeaMade is a joint venture of Otary (70%), Ocean Winds (17.5%), and Eneco (12.5%) and powers around 500,000 households annually.

Eight Belgian companies active in the field of renewable energy form Otary. They include SOCOFE, S.R.I.W. Group, Power at Sea, Z-Kracht, Aspiravi, Green Offshore, Elicio and DEME Group.

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