DEME has completed installation of 58 monopile foundations and two offshore substation foundations at the SeaMade offshore windfarm in the Belgian North Sea
The last monopile foundation landed on the seabed on 2 January 2020.
With a capacity of 487 MW, SeaMade is the largest offshore windfarm in Belgium.
Installation work kicked off in September 2019, using DEME’s offshore installation vessel Innovation.
Siemens Gamesa 8.4-MW turbines will be installed in the next few months using the offshore installation vessel Apollo. Load-out will take place at Port of Ostend.
DEME will also install all of the inter-array cables using the cable-lay vessel Living Stone, having already installed the export cable.
DEME Offshore general manager Bart De Poorter said, “This is a major milestone in the construction of Belgium’s largest windfarm. SeaMade is a significant step in the country’s energy transition.
“This was also the first successful installation project with an innovative pile gripper we developed. We will now prepare for a successful inter-array cable and turbine installation campaign.”
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