Prysmian Secures Contract for Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium
The project will become the fifth offshore wind farm to be constructed within the Belgian North Sea contributing towards achieving EU climate standards and increasing the security of energy supply in Belgium.
October 14, 2016
Rentel N.V. comprising a consortium of Belgian specialists in renewable energy with a significant track record in offshore wind, who have joined forces to develop, finance, and operate the Rentel offshore wind project, hold a 309 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea. Being the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth up to 13 million euro for the Rentel offshore wind farm project by Tideway B.V.
The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 km from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 km from Oostende off the Belgian coast. It will consist of 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines and will produce nearly 309 MW at its peak, supplying CO2 friendly electricity to 285.000 households. This project shall contribute to Belgium’s leading role within offshore wind energy. Prysmian will also provide the offshore cable termination and testing services.