16 May 2019

First plug at sea successfully installed

Today, Federal Minister Philippe De Backer and Minister Marie Christine Marghem visited the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), the switchyard platform in the North Sea that will soon bundle together cables from offshore wind farms and connect them to the mainland.

Bart Tommelein and Dirk De Fauw, Mayors of Ostend and Bruges respectively, were also present. In April, the platform's topside was successfully fitted onto the jacket in the North Sea. Moreover, the first of two cables was connected to the mainland at Zeebrugge, meaning that the MOG is nearly ready to fulfil its key role in further developing offshore renewable energy from September onwards.

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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