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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.



First departure to Hoboken


Arrival at Brussels Expo


Second departure to Hoboken


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/

See you next year in Copenhagen!

See you next year in Copenhagen

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