Last Nobelwind Foundation Pieces Arrive to Port of Ostend

The last 10 foundation components for the Nobelwind project arrived onboard the vessel Drago J to the port of Ostend on 7 July.

The REBO terminal at Energy Port Oostende has been in full operation for a few months now. As of March, foundation components have been arriving on the REBO site every 2 to 3 weeks for final assembly.

Nobelwind, a consortium between the Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo, the Dutch investor Meewind, and Parkwind, has installed the offshore grid which is operational and connected to Elia’s Zeebrugge substation.

The developer has appointed Jan De Nul as the EPCI contractor for the installation of all foundations, as well as the fifty 3.3MW MHI Vestas wind turbines.

The installation of foundations is expected to last until the beginning of September, subject to weather conditions.