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Updated: MHI Vestas to supply Northwester 2

BELGIUM: MHI Vestas will provide 23 of its 9.5MW turbines for Parkwind's 224MW Northwester 2 project in the Belgian North Sea.

Northwester 2 reaches financial close

BELGIUM: Parkwind and Sumitomo Corporation have raised around €700 million and reached financial close on their 219MW Northwester 2 offshore project.

Sumitomo buys Northwester 2 stake

BELGIUM: Japanese investment firm the Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a 30% share in Parkwind's 219MW Northwester 2 wind farm.

Ship-to-turbine oil exchange completed

BELGIUM: James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has completed a second gearbox oil exchange project in which it transferred oil directly from ship to turbine, reducing the need to fill and hoist containers via the nacelle crane.

Construction under way at Norther

BELGIUM: The first of 45 foundations has been installed at the 370MW Norther project in the Belgian North Sea.

Elia grows grid investments to integrate wind

BELGIUM/GERMANY: Transmission systems operator (TSO) Elia increased its investments in grid infrastructure designed to better integrate renewable energy in the first half of the year.

Seastar and Mermaid merge to form 487MW site

BELGIUM: Two of Belgium's remaining offshore projects, Mermaid and Seastar, have been merged into a 487.2MW project known as Seamade.

Bladt to provide Northwester 2 foundations

BELGIUM: Danish company Bladt Industries will build and install 24 foundations for the substation and 23 turbines at the 224MW Northwester 2 wind farm.

Nemo cable route altered as WW2 bomber found

BELGIUM: The path for the 1GW Nemo cable route had to be altered after the wreckage of a World War Two bomber was found in the Channel.

Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

BELGIUM: The head of the lobbying group for the Belgian offshore wind industry has criticised government plans for a second offshore zone, claiming it would be too crowded.

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