Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has completed the wind turbine pre-assembly work for SeaMade, Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm.
Under the contract with Siemens Gamesa, MWS pre-assembled 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines in the Port of Oostende.
From there, the wind turbines are transported and installed at the site located 38-50 kilometres off the coast of Oostende by DEME Group’s jack-up vessel Apollo.
The project scope MWS carried out included all ground transportation, crane operations, and all marshalling/pre-assembly work on both the nacelles and the towers.
The 487 MW SeaMade wind farm is a combination of the 235 MW Mermaid and the 252 MW Seastar offshore wind projects.
The wind farm produced first power in July, and the full commissioning is expected by the end of the year.
Seamade NV, a joint venture between Otary (70%), Electrabel (17.5%), and Eneco Wind Belgium SA (12.5%), is the project developer.