Latest event on Seamade (Mermaid)

Electrabel hold a 17.5 % share in project developer Seamade NV , with Eneco Wind Belgium SA holding 12.5 % and Otary 70 %.
The European Commission on 5 July 2018 approved the merger of THV Mermaid into Seastar NV, with resulting merged comapany named Seamade NV,
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Developer
Seamade NV
Seamade NV is responsible for the development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, and was created by merging the development companies THV Mermaid and Seastar NV, by owners.
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Owner
Eneco Wind Belgium SA (Eneco)
Eneco Wind Belgium SA now hold a 12.5% share in project developer Seamade NV , with Otary holding 70 % and Electrabel 17.5 %.
The European Commission on 5 July 2018 approved the merger of THV Mermaid into Seastar NV, with resulting merged comapany named Seamade NV, the European Commission also approved the entrance of Eneco Wind Belgium SA in the share capital of Seamade.
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Owner
Otary now hold a 70 % share in project developer Seamade NV , with Eneco Wind Belgium SA holding 12.5 % and Electrabel 17.5 %.
The European Commission on 5 July 2018 approved the merger of THV Mermaid into Seastar NV, with resulting merged comapany named Seamade NV, the European Commission also approved the entrance of Eneco Wind Belgium SA in the share capital of Seamade.
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Owner
Electrabel now hold a 17.5 % share in project developer Seamade NV , with Eneco Wind Belgium SA holding 12.5 % and Otary 70 %.
The European Commission on 5 July 2018 approved the merger of THV Mermaid into Seastar NV, with resulting merged comapany named Seamade NV, the European Commission also approved the entrance of Eneco Wind Belgium SA in the share capital of Seamade.
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Project Details for Seamade (Mermaid)
General Information Name Seamade (Mermaid) correct
Other names Zone 7 correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments Originally SEAL (C0 Power Holdco, Electrawinds, Nuon) and Blue4Power I (Electrabel) were in competition for this zone. During second tender area was contested by THV Mermaid and Northwester II

Mermaid are planning to install Wave Energy Converters in the project area. Between 20 - 61MW of WECs are planned.
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Round (or category) Concession identified through decree of May 2004 correct
Development status Consent Authorised correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 239.1 MW correct
Turbine model SG 8.0-167 DD (Siemens Gamesa) correct
Turbine capacity 8 MW correct
Number of turbines 29 correct
Total turbine height correct
Hub height correct
Rotor diameter 167 m correct
Foundation Grounded: (Monopiles estimated.) 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 51.719° correct
Centre longitude 2.739° correct
Area 16 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 26 m - 26 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 24 m - 40 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 54 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 51.5 km correct
Ports Installation base correct
Ops and maintenance correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) correct
Offshore transformers Mermaid Substation correct
Grid connection point Modular Offshore Grid correct
Cable landing point Zeebrugge 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 2 correct
Average length per cable 17 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 225 kV 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 correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth 1 m 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 Park will use either 66kV or 33kV cabling. 4-6 strings, 60MW per string for 66kV or 9-12 strings, 30MW per string for 33kV. correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 169344 correct
CO2 reduced per year 342244 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 7959 tonnes correct
Expected life correct
Other Website correct

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