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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply turbines for Norther project in Belgium

CTBR Staff Writer Published 19 February 2016

Norther NV has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred bidder for supplying V164-8.0 MW wind turbines for a 370MW Norther project in Belgian North Sea.

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as preferred bidder following a competitive tender process.

The project will be commissioned in 2019 and the company says that it is expected to be the largest wind power plant in Belgium.

Norther NV is the owner of this project and it is a 50/50 joint venture of Dutch utility Eneco Group and Elicio NV.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind CEO, Jens Tommerup said: "We are extremely pleased that following a competitive tender process Eneco and Elicio have chosen MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for the Norther project, which will be the largest offshore wind power plant in Belgium."

"MHI Vestas has a strong partnership with Eneco, who we have worked with to deliver the 129 MW Eneco Luchterduinen and 120 MW Princess Amalia projects in the Netherlands, while we look forward to building our relationship with Elicio N.V. going forwards."

"Being selected as the preferred supplier for the Norther project underlines the customers' confidence in the V164-8.0 MW and of MHI Vestas, and represents a big step forwards in our partnership."

The project will be built in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 22km off the coast of Zeebrugge and after completion it will be able to produce clean energy, enough to meet the requirement of about 370,000 Belgian households.

This contribution will help Belgium in meeting its target to generate at least 13% of its energy needs through renewable sources by 2020.


Image: Wind Turbine. Poto: Courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind