Latest event on Belwind Alstom Haliade Demonstration

Jan De Nul's vessel Simon Stevin completed the installation of the cable from the Haliade turbine to the substation. The scope involved 1,952m of array cable, CPU installation, post-trenching and scour protection. Read more

Latest Update: 30 October 2014

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Project Details for Belwind Alstom Haliade Demonstration
General Information Name Belwind Alstom Haliade Demonstration correct
Other names correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments The turbine was installed within the extent of Belwind 2's location. It was the largest offshore wind turbine installed in sea waters at the time and had a 15% better yield than previous existing offshore wind turbines. This increased efficiency could supply power to the equivalent of around 5,000 households. correct
Round (or category) correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 6 MW correct
Turbine model Haliade 150-6MW (GE Energy) correct
Turbine capacity 6 MW correct
Number of turbines 1 correct
Total turbine height correct
Hub height correct
Rotor diameter 150 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Jacket (Piled) (OWEC Quattro jacket.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.688° correct
Centre longitude 2.836° correct
Area correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 30 m - 30 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 34 m - 34 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 45.4 km correct
Ports Installation base Oostende correct
Ops and maintenance Oostende correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms None correct
Offshore transformers None correct
Grid connection point The turbine connects to Belwind 1's substation correct
Cable landing point correct
Export Cables
Please note that export cables connect the offshore transformer (substation) to either; shore or an offshore HVAC-HVDC converter station for onward transmission via HVDC cabling. Please see the converters page for planned converter stations and transmission cables.

The export cable length does not generally include the onshore component. The exception is when the onshore substation is close to shore.
Number of export cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments The turbine connects to Belwind Phase 1 Substation. correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 1.8 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 4250 correct
CO2 reduced per year 8588 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 200 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website Visit correct

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