Dredger De Nul joins in on 7th Belgian offshore windmill park
Belgian dredger Jan De Nul joins in on the Northwester II windmill park project to be build 48 km offshore before the Belgian coastline. Northwester II is the seventh Belgian offshore windmill park and will have 23 wind turbines producing 224MW or enough energy for 220.000 households.
De Nul will be responsible for the design and installation of the foundation for the 23 wind mills, the cables connecting them and the transport and installation of the turbines itself. These turbines of the type V164-9,5MW are the most powerful available today and have a rotor diameter of 164 m with the hub on a height of 105 m.
Completed by 2020
Parkwind, a leading offshore wind company and daughter of retailer group Colruyt, will be in charge of the development, construction and operational activities. Works will start in June next year and should be completed in 2020.
De Nul worked already in Belgium with Parkwind on the Nobelwind wind park. Internationally the dredger was involved in the building of several offshore wind farms in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany also