THE BELGIAN OFFSHORE GRID : TRANSPORTING RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM OFFSHORE TO ONSHORE

Koen Trouw, Nathalie Gunst, Geert Moerkerke, Jan Schreel, Piet Haerens, Julien De Rouck, Jeroen Popma

Abstract


The new planned offshore windparks at the Belgian Continental Shelf have to be connected with the Belgian high-voltage electricity network (grid) developed by Elia. A possible way for this connection is the development of an island on which high voltage offshore substations are installed. These substations are connected with the wind farms and can transmit the electricity with a few common cables to land.This paper highlight some benefits and design aspects of this concept, together with design aspects of the cable installation.

Keywords


island, cable connection, offshore energy, breakwater, caissons

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v34.management.42