First SeaMade towers arriving

'Rotra Vente' arrived at Ostend in photographically unfortunate conditions 'Rotra Vente' arrived at Ostend in photographically unfortunate conditions

The first six tower parts for the SeaMade offshore wind farm have recently arrived in the port of Ostend.

The parts were produced in the North of Spain, and shipped from the port of Aviles on board the special purpose vessel Rotra Vente.

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Otary and its contractors are working round the clock to keep the construction of the SeaMade offshore wind farm on schedule, taking rigorous precautionary measures, amongst others by respecting social distancing in the execution of the Works.

Over the coming months, Rotra Vente and sister vessel Rotra Mare will ship all wind turbine components (58 nacelles, 174 tower parts and 174 blades) for the SeaMade offshore wind farm, from various sites, to the REBO site in Ostend.

The main activity on the REBO site will be the storage of parts, the pre-assembly of the tower parts to complete towers, and loading of the Installation Vessel Apollo that will sail from Ostend to the SeaMade offshore sites to install the wind turbines on the foundations. All foundations and the two offshore substations were put in place in the preceding months.

By Jake Frith

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