Rentel finishes installing North Sea turbines
Rentel has finished the installation of its last two wind turbines in the Belgian North Sea with the help of the marine engineering expert DEME.
During the summer, the jack-up installation vessel “Sea Installer” of DEME installed all of the wind turbines in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 40 kilometres from the coast of Ostend.
“Our 42 wind turbines are now installed offshore and everything went according to plan. We can look back on a very successful execution of a large and complex project. We are proud of everyone who has contributed to the construction of the Rentel windfarm,” said Nathalie Oosterlinck, CEO Rentel.
The Rentel wind farm consists of 42 wind turbines with a total capacity of 309 MW and will provide 300,000 households with green energy every year.
The wind energy generated by Rentel NV will contribute to achieving the Belgian climate targets for 2020 and to securing our energy supply for the future.
“Our 42 wind turbines are a power plant at sea and will increase in the proportion of offshore wind energy in the Belgian energy mix. This will allow us to come another step closer to the conversion to renewable energy,” said Mr Oosterlinck.
Rentel NV is part of the Otary partnership, which unites numerous Belgian specialists in the field of renewable energy on an equal basis.
The partners include investment and development companies Green Offshore and Power @ Sea, dredging and naval engineering expert DEME and the green players Aspiravi and Elicio.
In addition to the Rentel concession, Otary participates in Seamade NV, a joint venture responsible for the development, financing and construction of offshore windfarms in the Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW) concessions.
By Anne-Marie Causer
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