Nobelwind has announced the start of the construction works of the 4th offshore wind farm in the Belgian territorial waters. Nobelwind has appointed Jan De Nul as EPCI contractor to install all foundations and the 50 3.3MW MHI Vestas wind turbines offshore.
The first foundation components are expected to arrive at the REBO Site in the harbor of Oostende on March 23. As of the end of March the project expects additional foundation components to be delivered on site every 2 to 3 weeks. The REBO Site will be used for final assembly of the foundations. The cranes and other equipment needed to perform the assembly works will be installed in the coming days on site by the different contractors. The first installation offshore is expected to start early May. By that date the installation vessel will pick up the different foundation components and prepare for installation offshore. The installation of all foundations is expected to last until the beginning of September, this depending on the weather conditions.