Rentel is a 309 MW offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. Located approximately 40 km from Ostend, in front of the Belgian coast. The Rentel wind farm will comprise 42 Siemens turbines with an individual peak capacity of 7,35 MW, producing 309 MW at peak conditions.
The turbines are connected to the offshore transformer station. This offshore substation is connected by a 220kV submarine cable to an onshore substation in Zeebrugge, named Stevin.
Rentel has reached its financial close in October 2016 and construction of the site has started since. The headquarters are located in the harbour of Ostend, where the operational management of the wind farm will be based as well.
The 309 MW Rentel offshore wind project is the first project to be developed by the Otary Group and is operational.
Otary is a Belgian knowledge center for offshore wind energy that develops, finances, constructs and operates offshore wind farms in the Belgian North Sea.
Otary focuses on the development and construction of three Belgian offshore wind projects - Rentel, Seastar and Mermaid - representing a total capacity of more than 800 MW, to be constructed over the next few years.