ENGIE Fabricom is upgrading its site in Hoboken, Belgium, where Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) are built and assembled for offshore wind farms.
Due to a strong growth of these activities, ENGIE Fabricom is now investing EUR 5 million in the site, the company said.
A new office building with a total area of 3,300m² is currently under construction. The building will not only accommodate the current one hundred employees, but also 48 new employees the company is looking for, mainly technical profiles such as engineers, technicians, and project leaders.
On top of that, the services and competences for offshore wind farms are being extended to maintenance and monitoring, and all knowledge related to offshore wind energy is being centralized in a center of expertise, the company said.
ENGIE Fabricom is currently building two high-voltage substations and their substructure for the 487MW SeaMade, the largest offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.
“Offshore wind energy has a very strong potential in the current energy and climate challenges and will undoubtedly grow strongly by 2030,’’ Mark Dirckx, CEO of ENGIE Fabricom, said.
‘’With this new investment of 5 million euros from ENGIE Fabricom in the Hoboken site, 48 new employees and the expansion of its services , we remain committed to the development of offshore wind and we contribute to ENGIE’s ambition to be the leader of the ‘zero carbon’ transition ‘as a service’. Also in the context of offshore wind energy we want to offer our customers the “zero carbon” transition “as a service”: manage the complexity of the transition for them and develop integrated solutions that offer them satisfaction and comfort. “