MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Parkwind have confirmed the firm order for the supply and installation of 23 V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Northwester 2 wind farm offshore Belgium.
Installation is scheduled to begin in late 2019, MHI Vestas said. Northwester 2 in Belgium will be the world’s first offshore wind park to feature the V164-9.5 MW turbine from MHI Vestas.
Parkwind estimates that the 219MW project will provide more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase and 100 long-term jobs for operations and maintenance.
The firm order, which follows financial close for the project achieved on October 5, includes a 15-year service agreement for MHI Vestas, and comes as the Belgian government is preparing for additional offshore wind capacity, up to 4GW by 2025.
The wind farm is scheduled for full commissioning in 2020.