JECS Offshore Services has been hired to support Hellenic Cables during the termination works of the export cables for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
JECS Offshore are to design, supply and erect the complex scaffolding access platforms required for Hellenic Cable technicians to prepare the cables, position the cables and carry out the termination works to both of the Seamade’s 2 offshore platforms as well as connections for both into the Belgiums ELIA modular offshore grid platform.
JECS Offshore have also been contracted to re-construct the cable containment systems on both the Seamade offshore platforms as well as the ELIA MOG platform for all cable connections.
SeaMade comprises the 252MW Seastar and the 235MW Mermaid offshore wind projects which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.0-167 DD turbines installed off the coast of Ostend. It will be Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm once commissioned in 2020.
SeaMade will have two offshore substations, which will collect the electricity produced by the wind turbines, convert it from 33kV to 220kV, and export it into the grid via Elia’s MOG.
The wind farm will be connected to the modular offshore grid through the two 220 kV submarine high voltage export cables.