The foundations of the 58 wind turbines for the SeaMade offshore wind farm are currently being prepared at the manufacturer's site in Hoboken. Both the monopiles, which will be sunk into the seabed, and the transition pieces, which form the link between the foundations (monopiles) and the turbine, will then be transported to the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. From there, an installation ship from Deme will take these components to the concession zone in the North Sea and install them.
The finishing touches to the 58 foundations will be made in January 2020. The construction of the OHVS (Offshore High-Voltage Station) and the laying of the export cable towards the coast will commence after that. The installation of the wind turbines, with a rotor diameter of 167m, will then begin in June 2020. The machines, with a capacity of 8.4MW, will together supply green energy for around 485,000 households by the end of 2020, avoiding CO2 emissions of more than 500,000 tonnes.
: SeaMade reaches Financial Close for its 487 MW Offshore Wind Farm in the Belgian North Sea. SeaMade NV is responsible for the simultaneous development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, resulting in the single largest wind farm financed and built in Belgium. SeaMade will start its construction activities in summer 2019, building 58 wind turbines with a total capacity of 487 MW. As of 2020, SeaMade will deliver renewable energy for 485,000 households, also allowing for a reduction of more than 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Read the press release.
: Following the merger approval by the European Commission on 5 July 2018, the contribution of THV Mermaid into Seastar NV was finalised. The resulting merged project will be named “Seamade NV”. Read the press release
: Seastar and Mermaid intend to collaborate with Siemens as wind turbine supplier. Read the press release