NORTHWIND EXPORT CABLE
Northwind is an offshore windfarm on the Bank zonder Naam (Lodewijksbank) in the Belgium section of the North Sea. The company was founded in 2007 and a concession was granted by the Belgian federal government, as well as on- and offshore permits and the connection to the electricity grid. Construction on the long expected wind power plant did start early 2013. The wind farm is powered by 72 Vestas V112 3MW turbines and is located approximately 37km off the coast from Zeebrugge.
LARSoffshore was involved with the Northwind export cable and Belwind 2 interconnector cable. The 43.3km long 245kV three-phase Northwind export cable does connect offshore high voltage sub-station with the onshore grid. The 14km long 245kV three-phase Belwind 2 interconnector cable does connect Belwind 2 offshore high voltage sub-station with Northwind offshore high voltage sub-station.
Our scope of work involved project management, installation analysis, OHVS pull-in analysis, beach pull-in analysis, vessel operability analysis, project engineering, beach pull-in and design & provision of equipment.