2018 September 14 14:17
Rentel NV installed its last two wind turbines in the Belgian North Sea. The wind farm will provide 300,000 households with green energy every year, the company said in its press release.
In May 2018, Rentel NV started the offshore installation of its 42 wind turbines. During the summer, the jack-up installation vessel “Sea Installer” of DEME installed all of the wind turbines in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 40 kilometres from the coast of Ostend.
The Rentel wind farm consists of 42 wind turbines with a total capacity of 309 MW and will provide 300,000 households with green energy every year. The wind energy generated by Rentel NV will contribute to achieving the Belgian climate targets for 2020 and to securing energy supply for the future.
Nathalie Oosterlinck, CEO Rentel: “Our 42 wind turbines are a power plant at sea and will increase in the proportion of offshore wind energy in the Belgian energy mix. This will allow us to come another step closer to the conversion to renewable energy."
Rentel NV is part of the Otary partnership, which unites numerous Belgian specialists in the field of renewable energy on an equal basis. The partners include investment and development companies Green Offshore and Power @ Sea, dredging and naval engineering expert DEME and the green players Aspiravi and Elicio. The Walloon environmental holding company SRIW Environment and the Flemish and Walloon energy and public utility companies Z-Kracht/Nuhma and Socofe are also shareholders of the company.
In addition to the Rentel concession, Otary participates in Seamade NV, a joint venture responsible for the development, financing and construction of offshore wind farms in the Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW) concessions.