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  • 20 October 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind farm was officially inaugurated at an event in the Hippodrome in Ostend, Belgium, on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. SeaMade NV, a joint venture between Otary, Ocean Winds, and Eneco, is responsible for the simultaneous development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, resulting in the largest wind […]

  • 12 January 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Chemical company INEOS has signed a long-term corporate power purchase agreement (cPPA) with Eneco to source renewable electricity from SeaMade, Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm. The agreement entails the purchase and supply of over 65.5 MW of wind power over the next decade, with delivery set to begin in January 2022. This is the largest […]

  • 31 August 2021
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Belgium’s Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Middle Classes, and Energy has issued a contract notice seeking theoretical geological studies for the Princess Elisabeth offshore wind zone. Interested parties have until 27 September to respond to this contract notice. Belgium’s first offshore wind zone was fully constructed with the commissioning of the Northwester II and the […]

  • 8 December 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has signed an EPC contract with Siemens Gamesa for mechanical and electrical pre-assembly work for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The contract includes complete mechanical and electrical pre-assembly work for 140 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines, including all crane and lifting operations as well […]

  • 5 November 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Aker Offshore Wind, Ocean Winds, and Statkraft have signed a collaboration agreement to bid for, develop, construct, and operate a floating offshore wind farm and associated infrastructure for the Utsira Nord license area in Norway. The equal partnership will submit an application to the Norwegian authorities for the development of a commercial-scale floating offshore wind […]

  • 28 June 2021

    After taking the delivery of its first-ever service operations vessel (SOV) earlier this month, DEME has officially named Groenewind, which is now ready to start working at the Rentel and SeaMade offshore wind farms in Belgium. DEME held the naming ceremony on 25 June, with the Belgian Federal Minister of Energy, Tinne Van der Straeten […]

  • 8 June 2021

    Cemre Shipyard has delivered Groenewind, DEME’s first-ever service operations vessel (SOV), to its owner. “DEME’s first dedicated and world’s first SWATH type service operation vessel Groenewind that will serve 3 different windfarm sites is delivered to her client”, the Turkish shipbuilder said via social media on 6 June. Groenewind (green wind) features a Small Waterplane Area […]

  • 11 May 2021
    Environment, Technology, Vessels

    DEME’s dual-fuel cable laying vessel Living Stone has completed her liquefied natural gas (LNG) sea trials after being bunkered with LNG for the first time. The ship-to-ship bunkering was conducted in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, by Titan LNG’s FlexFueler, DEME said. Living Stone completed her sea trials back in 2018. The vessel’s first assignment was on […]

  • 5 May 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    DEME’s first service operation vessel (SOV), Groene Wind, is currently undergoing sea trials in Turkey. Built by Cemre Shipyard, the 60-metre SOV has already been signed up for a multi-year contract with Siemens Gamesa. She will be deployed for the maintenance of the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. Groene Wind features a […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore and Hellenic Cables have completed the testing and energization of the export cable connections at the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. DEME said it is currently carrying out the inter-array cable installation and preparing for the turbine installation campaign, set to begin in mid-June. “Another important milestone for the SeaMade offshore wind […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s cable laying vessel Living Stone has completed the cable burial activities at the SeaMade offshore wind farm site in the Belgian sector of the North Sea. The vessel started the inter-array cable laying works in April and connected the first cables to one of the project’s offshore substations (OSS) at the end of the […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

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

  • 20 July 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Developers of the Mermaid and the Seastar wind farms in the Belgian North Sea have merged the two projects into one – the 487.2MW Seamade.

  • 15 November 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    DEME’s cable laying vessel Living Stone has departed Greece carrying the export cables for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. Living Stone loaded the export cables with a combined length of around 28 kilometres at Hellenic Cables’ facility in Soussaki. The vessel is currently en route to Vlissingen, the Netherlands. […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services during the construction of the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm. Waves Group is currently providing MWS services for the installation of foundations, infield cables, wind turbines, export cables, and two offshore substations. Associated operations include loadouts, installations, and pulling in cables to both […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has reached financial close.

  • 29 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The first inter-array cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm have been connected to the Mermaid offshore substation (OSS). Cable burial works will commence in the coming days, Otary states on social media. DEME’s cable installation vessel Living Stone started the inter-array works in mid-April. The Mermaid OSS, one of the two offshore substations the […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The first offshore substation transition piece and J-tube cage for the SeaMade offshore wind farm are on their way from Belgium to the Sif terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, DEME Group said. The transition piece was loaded out at Smulders’ yard in Hoboken. Together with the foundation, which is already in Rotterdam, the transition piece and […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Dredging International has contracted Sif to produce the monopiles and, in joint venture with Smulders, the transition pieces for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.

  • 26 November 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The SeaMade offshore wind farm is nearing completion with only three wind turbines left to be installed. Located 50 kilometres off the Belgian coast in the North Sea, the offshore wind farm will comprise 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines, 55 of which are now in place. This is according to social media posts from […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Tekmar Energy Limited has completed the delivery of TekLink® cable protection systems to DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. SeaMade is a 487MW offshore wind farm currently under construction off the coast of Belgium and integrates two wind farm sites known as Mermaid and Seastar. Tekmar Energy was awarded a contract […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first of the two offshore substation topsides to be installed on the SeaMade wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has been loaded onto a barge at ENGIE Fabricom’s yard in Hoboken, Belgium. The 487MW SeaMade is a combination of two offshore wind projects previously known as Mermaid and Seastar. The 1,200-tonne topside will now be […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group has completed the pull-in of two export cables of the SeaMade offshore wind project into Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform.  DEME’s cable-laying vessel Living Stone picked up the export cables for the 487MW project from Hellenic Cables’ facility in Soussaki, Greece, in mid-November. SeaMade will have two offshore substations, which will collect the […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    A blade from one of SeaMade’s wind turbines collided with the gangway on DEME Group’s jack-up Apollo, after which the gangway detached from the vessel and fell into the sea. The accident happened on 2 July in the morning and no injuries were reported as there were no employees on the gangway at the time of […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The second SeaMade offshore substation topside has been installed in the Seastar concession area in the Belgian North Sea. The wind farm’s first substation was installed in the Mermaid concession area at the beginning of March. Each with a weight of 1,200 tonnes, the substations transform the wind energy that is produced to 225kV, which in […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    On 14 December, Siemens Gamesa and REBO (Renewable Energy Base Oostende) signed a contract for Belgian SeaMade offshore wind farm, which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines.