SeaMade Consults Waves Group on Offshore Wind Farms
Belgian offshore wind developer SeaMade NV has selected Waves Group to provide Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the construction of two Belgian sector offshore wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar.
"We are currently providing Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the installation of foundations, infield cables, WTG, export cables and two offshore substations. Associated operations include; loadouts, installations and pulling in cables to both foundations and substations," Waves Group, the marine consultants to the shipping and offshore energy industries said.
The contract commenced in November 2018 and will continue through to the WTG installation phase in 2020, it said.
SeaMade NV is responsible for the simultaneous development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, resulting in the single largest wind farm financed and built in Belgium.
SeaMade is a partnership between Otary, ENGIE Electrabel and Eneco Wind Belgium. The SeaMade Project will have 58 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 487MW which will deliver renewable energy to 485,000 households, also allowing for a reduction of more than 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
"We believe this contract award provides the beginning of a strong working relationship between Waves Group and the SeaMade partners, and reinforces our position as leaders within the marine and offshore consultancy industry. We have also recently worked on a number of wind farm projects across the UK and Europe such as: Horns Rev 3, Beatrice and Galloper," it said.