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  • 24 October 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics

    Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has loaded the jacket foundation for Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform onto a barge at the Vlissingen yard.

  • 17 May 2019
    Grid Connection

    The first cable to connect Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) plug to the Belgian grid made landfall in early May, with the second cable expected to reach the shore later this month, the Belgian offshore grid operator said. The first cable was connected to the mainland, where it was then connected to the existing onshore underground […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The board of directors of Belgium’s transmission system operator Elia has approved the EUR 400 million investment into the so-called electricity plug, or Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the North Sea.

  • 31 January 2019
    Grid Connection

    The Nemo Link subsea interconnector between Belgium and Great Britain has become operational. The energy exchange started on Thursday, 31 January at midnight. An average of 773MW will be exchanged and a total amount of 18,559MWh will be transported for the whole day via the Nemo Link cable. The interconnector allows up to 1,000MW of […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Technology

    Elia Asset N.V., part of the Elia Group, has invited tenders for the installation of the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) Platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea. The contract includes, but is not limited to, installation, engineering, providing cargo barge, transport to the offshore location and demobilisation of the installation […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 370MW Norther offshore wind farm has delivered first power to the Belgian grid. The project’s first four MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines were connected to Stevin, Elia’s new high-voltage station in Zeebrugge today, 26 February. Half of the generated wind energy will be sold to Engie and the remaining half to Eneco, Norther NV said. Van […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Belgian transmission system operator Elia has invited tenders for the fabrication of the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 22 November 2017
    Grid Connection

    On 21 November, Belgian transmission system operator Elia officially inaugurated the Stevin high-voltage line which will, i.a., transport the wind energy generated offshore to the mainland via the connection to the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG).

  • 23 July 2014
    Grid Connection

     The grid operator Elia was granted a permit for the construction and operation of a high voltage offshore grid in the North Sea called “Belgian Offshore Grid” (BOG). This week Ministers approved the project that would feature two substations, with one installed on an artificial island or platform west of the Lodewijkbank, 34 km off […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 252 MW Seastar offshore wind farm in Belgium has been connected to Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). Seastar is part of the 487 MW SeaMade project which comprises 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines. The connection of the wind farm marks the completion of the MOG located 40km off Belgium’s coast. The switching platform […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Belgian transmission system operator Elia is on track to complete the Modular Offshore Grid by September 2019 after awarding all the main contracts for the project.

  • 24 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    The NHV Group has won a contract with Elia to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of a high voltage electricity grid in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The operations are expected to start in April 2019 with the flights departing from NHV’s base in Ostend. NHV will support this project […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Grid Connection

    The Flemish government and the Belgian transmission system operator Elia have jointly proposed plans for Ventilus, a new high-voltage project in West Flanders to connect additional offshore wind capacity. Wind energy is Belgium’s biggest source of renewable generation (8% of the total energy mix) and there are specific plans to expand wind capacity with a second […]

  • 20 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Belgian and German transmission system operators, Elia and 50Hertz, have launched a pre-qualification procedure for a tender seeking geotechnical seabed survey services. The surveys will be done in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the German sector of the Baltic Sea. The tender is divided into three lots that cover geotechnical surveys and […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    KCI The Engineers has completed a basic design of a so-called Offshore Switch Yard (OSY), a concept commissioned by Belgian transmission system operator Elia to create a central offshore socket which would bring power from several offshore wind farms to shore. One major long-term objective of the offshore power socket is to concentrate all the available […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    JECS Offshore Services has secured a contract to provide support to Hellenic Cables during termination works on the export cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. JECS Offshore will design, supply and erect the scaffolding access platforms required for technicians to prepare and position the cables and carry out the terminations of the […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Grid Connection

    DEME Group’s cable laying and multipurpose vessel Living Stone has completed the installation of 85km of subsea export cable at Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). Living Stone collected the cable at the manufacturer Hellenic Cable in Greece, transported it to the project site in Belgium and carried out cable installation, offshore jointing and four pull-ins. The cable now connects […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    A detailed design of the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid project being developed by Belgian transmission system operator Elia will soon be open for construction tendering, Ramboll informed. 

  • 23 March 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Nobelwind has announced the beginning of construction works for Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind farm, also known as Belwind 2 or Bligh Bank II. The first activities will be performed in the port of Oostende, on the REBO site, where the first foundation components are expected to arrive today (March 23). As of the end of […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has applied for funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 4 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    Elia Asset N.V. is looking to appoint contractor(s) who will carry out seabed survey and seasoil sampling off the east Belgian coast, where submarine power cables and an offshore platform are planned to be installed as part of the Modular Offshore Grid project.  Along with the survey design and planning, the work will include marine geophysical, […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Belgian transmission system operator Elia has appointed London Offshore Consultants (France) SARL as the marine warranty surveyor for submarine cables and the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 23 July 2012

    IMDC has been appointed by Elia as Marine Consultant for the realization of the Belgian Offshore Grid (BOG). The BOG consists of 2 OHVS platforms, 1 submarine interconnection cable and 4 submarine cables to the onshore grid, of which the connection point is the Stevin location near Zeebgugge. One of the OHVS will be integrated […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 962t Northwester 2 offshore high voltage substation has been installed at the project site off the Belgian coast. According to Parkwind, Scaldis’ crane vessel Gulliver installed the topside onto its monopile foundation yesterday morning at the site some 50km off the coast. The offshore substation will be connected to Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Elia and 50Hertz are pre-qualifying candidates for a tender call for offshore platform engineering consultancy services.

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Elia Asset NV is looking for a supplier of a high-voltage offshore substation for its Belgian Offshore Grid (BOG) project. The work includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore substation. Also, the contract may incorporate the operation, maintenance and repair of these infrastructures. The high-voltage substation (which may or may […]