The Rentel project - located 40 kilometers north of Ostend - is the fifth offshore wind project in the Belgian North Sea. This new offshore power station consist of 42 turbines and has a total installed capacity of 309 MW. The total investment is 1,1 billion euros.

The new wind turbines are the largest thus far installed in the Belgian North Sea and deliver renewable energy to approximately 285.000 households.

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02/09/2018: Today 41 of the 42 wind turbines of the new offshore wind farm Rentel, are already connected. 38 machines produce already green energy, with an installed capacity of 280 MW. All 42 turbines will produce green energy by mid September for about 300.000 families! The total installed capacity of the wind farm will be 309 MW.

05/06/2018: The construction of the new Rentel wind farm in the North Sea, in front of the coast of Zeebruges, is going well. 11 of the 42 planned turbines have been installed and connected. 6 of them already produce green energy, good for about 44 MW power. In time, Rentel will have an installed power capacity of 309 MW and will produce green energy for about 300,000 families.

09/05/2018: Turbine B3, one of the 42 planned Siemens turbines, induced 17MW of green energy this morning. The individual power of the turbines is 7,35 MW. In time, Rentel will have an installed power of 309 MW and will be able to produce green energy for 300.000 families.

04/01/2018: The OHVS (Offshore High-Voltage Substation) is expected to sail out to the installation site next week, weather permitting. Read more

02/10/2017: Landfall of export cable: 40 kilometres of cable was placed within a dredged trench on the seabed. Read more

24/09/2017: The final and last foundation was installed.

16/09/2017: The cable laying barge 'Sunfish' will connect Rentel with the high voltage station in Zeebrugge. Read the article from Het Nieuwsblad

17/08/2017: The first wind turbine foudations have been installed. Read more

28/06/2017: First batch of transition pieces shipped. Read more

04/10/2016: The construction of the project will start: the offshore works in spring 2017 and the first power is expected to be injected in the Belgian grid mid-2018. The power station will be fully operational by the end of 2018.

‚Äč03/10/2016: Read here the press release about the financial close of the 309 MW offshore wind project.

Technical information

Number of turbines
Number of households
Start of production
309 MW
Share of Aspiravi
12,5 %

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