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November 24, 2021

Belwind (Bligh Bank) II, Belgium

By Carmen

Belwind (Bligh Bank) II 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 May 2017.

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

Description

The project was developed by Nobelwind. Parkwind, Sumitomo and Meewind are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 41.08%, 39.02% and 19.9% respectively.

The project generates 651,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 188,000 households, offsetting 197,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $703.26m.

The Tubular Steel towers installed at the project site are 79m high.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in May 2017.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Luminus under a power purchase agreement, starting from 2017.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Offshore Wind was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 50 units of V112-3.3 MW turbines, each with 3.3MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Offshore Wind is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2017, for a period of 15 years.

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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