Group has completed an export cable milestone at the SeaMade offshore wind
project of the Belgian coast.
With its cable installation vessel Living
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
DEME Group is also on-site supporting the installation of monopile foundations.
The company is using its jack-up installation vessel DP2
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
comprises off two offshore wind farms, Mermaid
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
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