Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors is currently preparing for the installation of the second offshore substation at the SeaMade wind farm in Belgium.
The 487MW SeaMade wind farm is a combination of the 235MW Mermaid and the 252MW Seastar offshore wind projects.
This second topside, which recently arrived in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, will be installed at the Seastar concession by heavy lift vessel Gulliver.
The first offshore substation was installed at the project site in the Belgian North Sea earlier this month.
The two substations will collect the electricity produced by 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4MW turbines, convert it from 33kV to 220kV, and export it into the grid via Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid.
DEME Offshore, Engie, Tractebel and Smulders are responsible for the full engineering, procurement, construction, transport, installation, and commissioning of the substations.
Full wind farm commissioning is expected by the end of the year.