DEME subsidiaries Dredging International, GeoSea, and Tideway have secured major contract awards for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.
SeaMade stands for a combination of two offshore wind projects in Belgium, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW). The project will include 58 wind turbines and will be located 40 to 50 kilometres off the coast from Ostend.
The contracts include: engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the 58 foundations and the inter-array cables; engineering, procurement, construction, transport, installation, and commissioning of two high voltage substations; and design, manufacturing, and installation operations of two 220kV submarine high voltage cables with a combined length of approximately 28 kilometres that will connect the substations to the Belgian Modular Offshore Grid.
The construction of the project has already been initiated with offshore works to start in the summer of 2019. Both wind farms are planned to be operational before the end of 2020.
The total value of the contracts awarded to DEME is about €500 million (US$566.72 million).