Siemens Gamesa Firms Belgian Combo Order

Siemens Gamesa has received the order for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from SeaMade NV.

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The order includes the supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year service agreement.

The project, which today reached a financial close, consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a 252MW offshore wind farm with 30 wind turbines, and Mermaid, a 235MW offshore wind farm with 28 units.

Offshore construction is to commence in 2019 and be completed in 2020.

Siemens Gamesa will provide the logistics solution along with remote monitoring and diagnostics for the following 17 years in order to ensure their long-term availability and performance, the company said.

“We are very pleased that our preferred supplier agreement announced in March 2018 has now become a fully confirmed order with SeaMade NV. Combining the two project areas into one project shows excellent leadership by our customer to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind through economies of scale,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

The 252MW SeaMade Seastar is located 40km off the Belgian coast and features water depths up to 38 meters.

The 235MW SeaMade Mermaid is situated approximately 54km off the Belgian coast in water depths up to approximately 40 meters. The wind turbines at both sites will be installed on monopile foundations.

SeaMade NV is a partnership between Otary RS NV (70%), Engie Electrabel NV (17.5%) and Eneco Wind Belgium SA (12.5%).