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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 […]
Siemens Gamesa has placed an order with Seasight Davits for 58 davit cranes for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium. The cranes will be manufactured by Seasight Davits’ parent company Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel and Service and will have an outreach of 3.2m and a one-ton lifting capacity. According to the Danish davit crane supplier, the […]
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.
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.
Eneco has concluded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium.
SeaMade NV has awarded the consortium of ENGIE Fabricom, Tractebel, Smulders and GeoSea an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the two substations of the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.
The 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has reached financial close.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide an undisclosed amount of funding for the construction of the Seamade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
Siemens Gamesa has secured a Provisional Type Certificate for the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. The new direct-drive offshore wind turbine has a rotor diameter of 167 metres, with its B82 blades allowing for an 18% greater swept area compared to the SWT-7.0-154 unit, Siemens Gamesa said. The first prototype was installed in Østerild, Denmark in September […]
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 […]
The 309MW Rentel wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has become Belgium’s fifth fully operational offshore wind farm. Rentel has now joined the ranks of C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, and Nobelwind. The combined capacity of the five wind farms is 1,186MW provided by 274 wind turbines. With the addition of the capacity from Rentel, Belgium is now fifth […]
Markets Outlook: Belgian Offshore Platform Offshore wind energy in Belgium There are currently 8 offshore wind projects in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) representing a total installed capacity of 2.267MW offshore wind energy. In 2018, five projects, C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, Nobelwind and Rentel, representing 1.186MW, are fully operational and meet the electricity needs of about […]
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Siemens Gamesa has received the order for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from Seamade NV.
Belgium’s Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer has proposed an increase of the country’s planned 221km² offshore wind zone by additional 60km².
Belgian utility Elia has shared a video showing the installation of the jacket foundation for the Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnov has started installing the jacket foundation for Elia’s Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Hellenic Cables has signed a contract with Vos Prodect Innovations for the design and delivery of sealed cable hang-off systems for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in Belgium.
Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has loaded the jacket foundation for Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform onto a barge at the Vlissingen yard.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support the construction of the Northwester 2 wind farm off the Belgian coast with a loan of EUR 210 million.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Belgium’s support of a maximum of EUR 3.5 billion for three offshore wind projects in the Belgian North Sea.
Heerema Fabrication Group has conducted roll-up operations of the jacket foundation for the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, part of Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project.
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.