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Jan De Nul to Develop Nobelwind Phase 2 Offshore Wind Project in Belgium

Luxembourg based maritime infrastructure developer, Jan De Nul Group is set to install the foundations for 50 MHI Vestas turbines and high-voltage substation at Belgium’s 165-MW Nobelwind Phase 2 offshore wind farm. 

The steel foundations for this project will be manufactured in Germany and Vietnam.
Installation work would start in 2016 and Jan De Nul is expecting to wrap up its job  by 2017.
 
Jan De Nul Group's manager, Peter De Pooter said "Jan De Nul Group will execute the design, fabrication and installation of the 50 wind energy generators, inclusive foundation for the OHVS."
 
"Our newly acquired jack-up vessel, Vidar will install the 51 foundations working from the marshalling harbor in Ostend and the fall pipe vessel Simon Stevin will place scour protection on the seabed around the piles. Vidar will transport the turbines and blades from Denmark to install them up to 100m-high onto the foundations."
 
The $581.6m offshore windfarm, off the coast of Zeebrugge in Belgian waters of the North Sea is expected to produce electricity needed to serve 197,000 Belgian households.
 
The Phase 1 of Nobelwind project, which is equipped with 55 Vestas V90 wind turbines, entered service in December 2010 and also has a capacity of 165MW.  

Source: www.renewables.seenews.com