The final turbine for the SeaMade offshore windfarm, Belgium’s largest offshore wind project, has been installed. The 58th turbine was successfully installed on 30 November
Offshore construction started in September 2019 with the installation of the foundations. DEME was responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, turbines, inter-array and export cables for the project, as well as for the installation of two offshore substations.
DEME’s DP2 offshore installation vessel Apollo installed 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4-MW turbines on monopile foundations.
DEME Offshore general manager offshore Bart De Poorter said, “Completing this large-scale project in such a short timeframe could only be achieved because of the integrated balance of plant approach and through extensive co-operation with our client.”
DEME Offshore installed the first turbine at the SeaMade windfarm in June 2020.
SeaMade will be fully operational by the end of 2020 and will have a capacity of 487 MW.