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Latest Belgium Offshore Wind Articles

Siemens Gamesa completes roll-on/roll-off concept

BELGIUM: Siemens Gamesa's roll-on/roll-off concept, first announced in November 2015, has been fully implemented for the first time, the manufacturer has announced.

SGRE in line for Mermaid and Seastar projects

BELGIUM: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is set to be the turbine supplier for the 266MW Mermaid and 246MW Seastar offshore wind projects.

WindTech: ZF modular concept scalable for 15MW turbine

INDIA/BELGIUM: Eize de Vries visits the gearbox manufacturer's facilities in India and Belgium to talk about market challenges and discover how the company's flexible platform can help drive down costs while scaling up for ever bigger turbines.

Leaving town

BELGIUM: Kriegers Flak illustrates the international nature of the offshore wind sector. Foundations made in Belgium are towed by a Cyprus-registered vessel to Denmark, where they will be part of a wind farm using German-Spanish turbines and an interconnector with Germany.

Belgian high-voltage line completed

BELGIUM: Transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has inaugurated the 47km, 380kV Stevin line that will transport energy produced by new offshore wind farms to the mainland's grid.

Belgium offshore strike price falls to €79/MWh

BELGIUM: The government has reached agreement with developers Parkwind and Otary to award a strike price of €79/MWh for its next three offshore projects: Northwester 2 (224MW), Mermaid (300MW) and Seastar (252MW).

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

BELGIUM: Dredging International has won a contract to install submarine power cables for the four-project modular offshore grid (MOG) in the North Sea.

EIB backs Elia offshore grid

BELGIUM: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has loaned €100 million to support Belgian transmission operator Elia's Stevin grid project, aimed at integrating more offshore wind into the country's network.

Industry slams study that says strike prices are too high

BELGIUM: Belgian consumers could pay up to twice as much as they should for power generated from the forthcoming Norther and Rentel offshore facilities, the industry begs to differ.

Belgian modular offshore grid gets go-ahead

BELGIUM: Transmission operator Elia will build the planned modular offshore grid (MOG) to deliver offshore wind power to the onshore grid from four projects.