Elia, Belgium’s electricity transmission system operator, has contracted London Offshore Consultants (France) to provide marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services for the modular offshore grid (MOG) project in the Belgium sector of the North Sea.
The MWS provides independent third-party technical review and approval of high value and/or high risk offshore installation and transportation project operations, from the preparation stages through to the physical execution. Marine warranty surveying services are required for the OSY platform as well as the subsea cables.
LOC France is tasked with but not limited to: engineering assessments, document reviews, certification services, vessel and equipment surveys and on-site attendances.
The modular offshore grid includes an offshore platform to provide connections to the new wind farms. This will be located approximately 40 km from the coast of Zeebrugge. Three 220kV submarine cables will link the platform with the Stevin substation in Zeebrugge, so that the produced wind energy can be injected in the Belgian onshore grid.