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Sea Installer began installation of the 42 Rentel Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 7.0-154 wind turbines. The wind turbines will be installed in a 5 lift sequence (complete Tower, nacelle and three blade lifts). The aim is to install a wind turbine in less than 24 hours and have it fully commissioned the next day. First generation is expected before the summer. Read more

Latest Update: 05 May 2018

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Project Details for Rentel
General Information Name Rentel correct
Other names correct
Country name Belgium correct
Region Vlaanderen correct
Comments correct
Round (or category) Concession identified through decree of May 2004 correct
Development status Under Construction correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 309 MW correct
Turbine model SWT-7.0-154 (Siemens Gamesa) correct
Turbine capacity 7 MW correct
Number of turbines 42 correct
Total turbine height 183 m correct
Hub height 106.00 m correct
Rotor diameter 154 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile (Foundation weight 1250t, 8m diameter. Transition piece have height of 22m, a diameter of 6m (top) and 7m (bottom) and a total weight of 325kg) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 1100.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 51.591° correct
Centre longitude 2.945° correct
Area 23 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 24 m - 34 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 22 m - 36 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 34 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 32.4 km correct
Ports Installation base REBO-terminal-Ostend correct
Ops and maintenance Ostend correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) correct
Offshore transformers Rentel Substation correct
Grid connection point Direct to shore (Zeebrugge) in first instance then also via Modular Offshore Grid when available 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 1 correct
Average length per cable 40 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 220 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type correct
Section area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments 40km cable from Rentel Substation to Zeebrugge.

When the MOG is available Rentel will connect also via a 4.5km 220kV from Rentel Substation to the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG)
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 45 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 218851 correct
CO2 reduced per year 442298 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 10286 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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