SEAMADE is the second offshore wind farm to be realised by Otary. The SeaMade wind farm consists of two concession zones, Seastar and Mermaid, and is fully operational since end of 2020. SeaMade will produce enough sustainable energy to power 500,000 Belgian homes on an annual basis.
The SeaMade wind farm is a combination of the Seastar and Mermaid projects. To achieve the required economies of scale, both projects were combined and partners Engie and Eneco came on board. The financing for the SeaMade wind project was completed in a record time of ten weeks. Otary and its partners take care of the development, financing and construction of the SeaMade wind project from start to finish and will manage the wind farm as from 2020.
About the cut-out windspeeds
The SEAMADE wind turbines type SG 8.0-167are equipped with the “high wind ride through” software, which replaces the fixed high wind shutdown threshold with an intelligent load‑based reduction in output power at some storm-level wind speeds. This feature protects both the turbines and the grid stability by gradually reducing production in case of storms. The mechanism starts operating at wind speeds of 23-28 m/s and leads to a shutdown at 28-35 m/s”