Since the first offshore wind development in Belgium in 2000 (C-Power offshore wind farm | IMDC), IMDC has assisted project developers, transmission grid operators, national authorities, marine contractors and other consultants through the different phases – from feasibility to sustainable decommissioning – of their Blue Energy projects.
IMDC has over 20 years’ experience in offshore energy projects, contributing to the development of more than 20 GW offshore energy and to the engineering and installation of more than 4,000 km of subsea power cables. A non-exhaustive list of IMDC’ clients is Elia Asset, National Grid, 50Hertz, RTE, Red Electrica, Engie, Elicio, Iberdrola, Oceans Wind, POM West-Vlaanderen, Shinfox Energy, TERAS, Fabricom / Equans, Smulders, Les Eoliennes en Mer, Total, Terna energy, Cobrawind, Parkwind, C-Power, Belgian federal government (FPS Economie), Otary, Prysmian, Storengy, Colruyt Group.
IMDC is strongly engaged in research and development initiatives, via both internal programs and national / European innovation calls, related to scour protection, subsea cables and ocean energy. Innovative projects such as Sustainable energy at Seaports, BluERA, BOPTIC, ProBucket Project, Marine Ecosystem Performance Framework, represent the present and the future of the Blue energy industry.
With its international and multidisciplinary expertise, as Owner’s Engineer and Marine Consultant, we can offer an integrated approach covering a wide range of aspects required during the different phases of the realisation of a project. A non-exhaustive list of IMDC’ competences, validated by project references can be found below:
Site conditions: soil and water
Environmental studies (Water Computing | IMDC)
Subsea cables and interconnectors – from feasibility to O&M
Constructability and O&M
Artificial Islands - from feasibility to O&M (Marine, Dredging & Port Engineering | IMDC)
Circular design and sustainable decommissioning