DEME’s subsidiaries Dredging International, GeoSea and Tideway have secured major contract awards for the 487 MW SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium. Photograph - DEME
Date 4 December 2018
DEME has been selected by the SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm the EPCI contractor for the wind farm project. Their work will include the 58 monopile foundations, the inter array cable laying, two offshore substations and the export cable.
After a successful collaboration on numerous offshore wind farms, GeoSea, ENGIE and Smulders join forces again for the two substations.
Each of SeaMade’s two wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar, will have its own offshore substation, which will collect electricity produced, convert it from 33 kV to 220 kV and export it into the grid.
The export cable work will be carried out by a consortium with Hellenic Cables, Tideway will be responsible for the design, manufacturing and installation operations, and for connecting the wind farms high voltage substations to the Belgian Modular Offshore Grid. The export cables have a combined length of approximately 28 km.
The name SeaMade comes from the combination of two offshore wind projects in Belgium, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW). The project will include 58 wind turbines and will be located 40-50 km off the coast from Ostend.
The total value of the contracts awarded to DEME is about EUR 500 mio.