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Site visit to C-Power / Smulders Group

Visit jacket foundations construction & assembly factory

Wednesday, 16 March
Buses departing Brussels Expo: 08:45 & 12:45

C-Power invited attendees to join a visit to Smulders Group's factory for the construction and assembly of jacket foundations, used in Belgium's first offshore wind farm, Thorntonbank

This wind farm, with a total installed capacity of 325MW, will generate approximately 1,000,000,000 kWh/year, providing 600,000 people with renewable energy. On its own, the project already represents 10% of Belgium’s EU renewable energy target for 2020, and will result in a reduction of CO² emissions equivalent to 450,000 tonnes per year

The project comprises a first phase of six 5 MW wind turbines, already operational since 2009, and built on gravity-based foundations. This is followed by two consecutive phases of 2 x 24 turbines of 6.15 MW, to be built in 2011-2013. To accelerate construction, C-Power decided to proceed with jacket foundations for the next phases of the project.

There were two visits to the factory on Wednesday, 16 March.

 

08:45

First departure to Hoboken

12:30

Arrival at Brussels Expo

12:45

Second departure to Hoboken

16:45

Arrival at Brussels Expo

C-Power engineers guided visitors through the construction and assembly stages of the jacket foundations.

For more information about C-Power and the Thorntonbank project, please visit www.c-power.be

For more information about Smulders wind turbine constructions, please visit www.smuldersgroup.com

 

Dredging International is the main contractor for all the marine works involved in phases 2 and 3 of the C-Power farshore wind farm construction.

For more information about Dredging International, please visit http://www.deme.be/


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