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November 24, 2021

Northwestern 2 Offshore Wind Project, Belgium

By Carmen

Northwestern 2 Offshore Wind Project is a 218.5MW 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. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in May 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Offshore 218.5 218.5 Active West Flanders, Belgium Northwester 2

Description

The project was developed by Northwester 2. Parkwind and Summit Tailwind Belgium are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

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

The project generates 8,186,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 230,000 households, offsetting 500,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $738.064m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in May 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to RWE Supply & Trading under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 218.5MW.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Offshore Wind was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 23 units of V164-9.5 MW turbines, each with 9.5MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Offshore Wind is the O&M contractor for the wind power project 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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