DEME starts loading equipment for SeaMade offshore wind project

Offshore wind farm. Photo by: Enersea (www.enersea.nl)

September 6 (Renewables Now) - Belgian dredging company DEME will soon make its way to the Belgian North Sea to bring turbine foundations and transition pieces for installation at the 487-MW SeaMade cluster of offshore wind projects.

DEME said Thursday it started to load the first monopiles and transition pieces onto its installation vessel in the port of Rotterdam.

The SeaMade wind complex will feature 58 units of 8.4-MW turbines to be spread between two offshore wind parks previously known as the 235-MW Mermaid and the 252-MW Seastar.

DEME’s role in the project’s construction includes the installation of 58 foundations and all inter-array cables, two offshore substations and a 220-kV high-voltage cable.

According to the timetable provided by the Belgian company, the turbines will be put up on foundations in the spring of 2020. Before the year’s end, Seamade will be brought online to supply power to half a million households in Belgium.

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