SeaMade export cable milestone

In: CablesVesselsWindfarms
17/12/2019
DEME Group has completed an export cable milestone at the SeaMade offshore wind project of the Belgian coast.

With its cable installation vessel
Living Stone DEME Group completed the pull-in of two export cables into Elia’s Offshore Switch Yard (OSY). Electricity generated by the SeaMade wind farm will be transmitted to shore via the OSY platform for integration into the Belgian national grid.

DEME Group is also on-site supporting the installation of monopile foundations. The company is using its jack-up installation vessel
DP2 Innovationto install foundations for the 58 wind turbines. The foundation 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 comprises off two offshore wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar, 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.

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