Preparatory Phase (2021-2022)
A front-end engineering design study (FEED) is performed. It assesses (1) the environmental impact,
(2) detailed cost analysis and (3) technical design to install a 3 MW offshore solar PV system. During
this preparatory study, all permits to build the offshore grid connection and deploy the floaters will
be obtained. The preparatory study is planned to be concluded in October 2022.
Deployment & Testing (2022-2024)
After all permits have been obtained, the construction of the offshore solar PV system will be finalized
and step-wise deployed. The floaters will be designed and built in the Netherlands. Subsequently, the floaters
will be transported to the Port van Oostende in Belgium, where local contractors will be hired to deploy the system
early 2023. At the same time, the new export cable and the needed floating electrical infrastructure will be put in
place. The deployment is planned to last for approximately two years. It will continuously deliver electricity to the
local Belgium grid.
In EU-SCORES we work with multiple large-scale project developers, utility companies and grid owners. This collaboration
should enable a rapid scale-up after the tests are concluded successfully. More information on the Scale-Up will follow soon.