Elia Picks Offshore Transport Team

Belgium’s Elia has selected NHV NV and GEOxyz BV to provide the transmission system operator with transport services between Ostend and offshore platforms in the North Sea.


NHV NV will provide crew transfer services by a helicopter, including light luggage, between an onshore heliport in Ostend and offshore platforms situated some 40 kilometres offshore.

GEOxyz BV will be in charge of crew transfer and supply logistics services by crew transfer and supply vessels between the Port of Ostend and the offshore platforms. The services also include onshore logistics such as temporary storage, ship loading and unloading, among others.

The framework agreements have a duration of 36 months, with options for two one-year extensions.

Elia is the operator of the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG).

Located 40 kilometres off the coast of Belgium, the MOG switching platform bundles together the export cables from the Rentel, Northwester 2, and the SeaMade wind farms, and transports the generated energy to the mainland via a shared transmission system.