Belgium’s SeaMade offshore wind farm has generated first power. The 487 MW project in the North Sea has started operating the first of the 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines, according to developer SeaMade NV.
Construction of the project, located 40-50 km off the coast of Ostend, started in September 2019. Otary announced that installation of the monopile foundations was completed in January 2020, while cable laying activities finished in late June. DEME’s DP2 offshore installation vessel Apollo is installing the project’s turbines, which have 109 m hub heights and 167 m rotor diameters.
SeaMade is a joint venture of Otary, Engie and Eneco. The project is expected to be fully up and running by the end of 2020.