Rentel is the fifth windfarm constructed in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The Rentel wind farm comprises 42 D7 Siemens turbines. These wind turbines have a nominal capacity of 7 MW which can be increased to 7.35 MW, environmental conditions permitting. The wind turbine parts will be manufactured in many different places and brought to Siemens’ facilities to be assembled. Upon assembly, the different parts of the wind turbine will be moved from their production facilities to the pre-assembly harbour in Ostend. At the REBO site, in the harbour of Ostend, the blades, towers and nacelles of the wind turbines will be loaded on the jack-up installation vessel ‘Apollo’, provided by GeoSea. Apollo's 800 ton main crane loads the various components onto its 2000 m² deck (approximately a third of a football field) so that they can be sea-fastened before being transported.
- storage of the wind turbine elements: tower elements, nacelles, blades
- subassembly of the towers
- loading of the turbine elements on installation vessel Apollo