Northwester 2 – Belgique

Offshore wind farm Northwester 2, Belgium

Windmolenpark Northwester 2

Northwester 2 is the seventh offshore wind farm off the Belgian coast. Contracted by Parkwind, Jan De Nul Group were entrusted with designing, building and installing 23 foundations, transporting and installing the cables and installing the wind turbines on top of the foundations. The project was implemented in the form of an EPCI contract.

The Northwester 2 wind farm, with a capacity of 219 MW, lies 48 kilometres off the coast of Zeebrugge. At the time it was built, the wind farm signed up for the installation of the largest and most powerful wind turbines available, i.e. the V164-9,5MW manufactured by MHI Vestas, with a rotor diameter of no less than 164 metres. Northwester 2 will be fully operational in 2020 and will generate enough green power for 220,000 households. For this project, Jan De Nul Group kitted out the Vole au vent with a new and innovative monopile gripper, jointly designed with Huisman. The gripper has a modular, customized design and offers unique capacity and versatility.