SeaMade Enters Offshore Construction Phase
DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Innovation has arrived at Sif’s Maasvlakte terminal in Rotterdam to load the first monopiles for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium.
DEME is in charge of installing the 58 foundations, as well as the turbines, inter-array cables, export cables and two offshore substations.
Sif won a contract at the end of last year to produce the monopiles and in a joint venture with Smulders the transition pieces for the project.
SeaMade is located up to 50km off the coast from Ostend and comprises the 252MW Seastar and the 235MW Mermaid offshore wind projects.
The 487MW project, which will be Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm, will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.0-167 DD turbines set to be commissioned in 2020.