Siemens Gamesa wins wind turbine order from Seamade in Belgium

Siemens Gamesa wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won an order from Seamade for supplying wind turbine for the 487 MW offshore wind power project in Belgium.

The wind contract includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and 17-year service agreement.

The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a 252 MW offshore wind power plant with 30 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines and Mermaid, a 235 MW offshore wind power plant with 28 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines.

SeaMade, a joint venture of Otary RS (70 percent), Engie Electrabel (17.5 percent) and Eneco Wind Belgium (12.5 percent), will begin offshore construction in 2019 and will complete the project in 2020.

“Combining the two project areas into one project shows excellent leadership to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind through economies of scale,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

The 252 MW SeaMade Seastar site is located 40 km off the Belgian coast, and features water depths up to 38 meters. Siemens Gamesa will install the 30 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines on monopiles.

The 235 MW SeaMade Mermaid site is located approximately 54 km off the Belgian coast, and features water depths up to approximately 40 meters. Siemens Gamesa will supply the 28 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines on monopiles.

Siemens Gamesa earlier completed the Rentel offshore wind power plant in Belgium. This was the first wind turbine project in Belgium.

“The new project will allow us to expand our service business in Ostend and remain an important Offshore service player in the country,” said An Stroobandt, managing director of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in Belgium.