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November 24, 2021

Belwind (Bligh Bank) I, Belgium

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Belwind (Bligh Bank) I is a 165MW offshore wind power project. The project is located in North Sea, West Flanders, Belgium. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 165 165 Active West Flanders, Belgium Belwind

Description

The project was developed by Belwind. Parkwind, Sumitomo and Meewind are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 41%, 39% and 20% respectively.

The wind turbines in the project are installed on fixed foundations. An array of monopile foundations feature in the project.

The project generates 550,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 160,000 households, offsetting 160,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $862.03m.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2010.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electrabel under a power purchase agreement, starting from 2011.

Contractors Involved

Van Oord was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 55 units of V90-3.0 MW turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Offshore Wind is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2011, for a period of 5 years.

About Belwind

Belwind NV (Belwind) is a renewable energy company that constructs and operates wind farm to generate electricity. The company uses techniques such as wind energy, offshore wind farm, wind turbines, planning, development, steel foundations and energy transport. It develops wind farms in Belgian Economic Zone and generates electricity and supplies to the electricity grid. Belwind builds wind turbines on a sandbank in the North Sea. The company partners with law firm, transformer manufacturer, contractors, offshore equipment manufacturer and others. Belwind is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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