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The Limburg investment holding company Nuhma has launched a cooperative through which Belgian citizens and partnerships can now invest in offshore wind projects Nuhma is involved in. The first company in which the general public can invest via the ECO2050 cooperative is Z-Kracht. Z-Kracht, a division of Nuhma, holds shares in and has financed the operational […]
The first cable to connect Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) plug to the Belgian grid made landfall in early May, with the second cable expected to reach the shore later this month, the Belgian offshore grid operator said. The first cable was connected to the mainland, where it was then connected to the existing onshore underground […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has expanded its presence at the Port of Oostende in Belgium with the opening of a new office location. MHI Vestas is already an established company in the offshore wind industry at the port facility. The MHI Vestas turbines are operated by Parkwind on Northwind (72 turbines), Belwind (55 turbines) and Nobelwind (50 […]
Markets Outlook: Belgian Offshore Platform Offshore wind energy in Belgium There are currently 8 offshore wind projects in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) representing a total installed capacity of 2.267MW offshore wind energy. In 2018, five projects, C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, Nobelwind and Rentel, representing 1.186MW, are fully operational and meet the electricity needs of about […]
Siemens Gamesa has received the order for the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from Seamade NV.
Seaway Heavy Lifting's Oleg Strashnov has started installing the jacket foundation for Elia's Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Triodos Bank has entered the Belgian offshore wind market with a financial loan for the Northwester 2 project.
Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Mercator took a breather from its usual activities on the Belgian offshore wind farms Belwind and Nobelwind to participate in an anti-terror exercise.
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Belgium's support of a maximum of EUR 3.5 billion for three offshore wind projects in the Belgian North Sea.
Developers of the Mermaid and the Seastar wind farms in the Belgian North Sea have merged the two projects into one - the 487.2MW Seamade.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved financing for an unnamed offshore wind project in Belgium as part of the EUR 3.4 billion investment package for renewable energy, energy efficiency, Near Zero Energy Buildings, hydropower and district heating projects.
Belgium's Parkwind and Summit Tailwind Belgium, part of the Sumitomo Corporation, have submitted a notification of concentration to the European Commission for the acquisition of the joint control over Northwester 2.
The European Commission has approved the restructuring of ownership over the Seastar and Mermaid offshore wind farms to be built in the Belgian North Sea.
Swan Hunter has completed export cable load-in operations for a Belgian offshore wind project.
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has teamed up with green energy producer Eoly, part of Colruyt Group, and gas transmission specialist Fluxys to build an industrial-scale power-to-gas installation that converts green electricity into green hydrogen that can be transported and stored in the existing natural gas infrastructure.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been chosen as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the Seastar and the Mermaid offshore wind projects in the Belgian North Sea.
UK-based Quortus and Belgian e-BO Enterprises are collaborating on enabling an LTE voice and data solution for offshore wind farms.
The European Commission has approved certificates scheme for renewable electricity implemented in Flanders, Belgium, saying that the scheme is in line with EU State aid rules.
More than 40 UK offshore wind supply chain companies and the key Belgian offshore wind players met on 25 January in Brussels to discuss opportunities for collaborating in the framework of three future Belgian projects: Mermaid, Seastar and Northwester 2.
The Esvagt Mercator Service Operation Vessel (SOV) has begun the 10-year contract under which it will support MHI Vestas at the 50-turbine Nobelwind and 55-turbine Belwind 1 wind farms off Belgium.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) has published a report on the environmental impact of offshore wind farms in Belgium, which has 870MW in operational wind turbines in its part of the North Sea as of 2016 and plans to reach 2.2GW by 2020.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has awarded Dredging International, part of the DEME Group, with a contract for the subsea cable installation for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
A Belgian consortium of research institutions and companies has started a project to investigate if mussels could be grown on offshore wind farms.
Canadian floating accommodation provider Bridgemans Services Group (BSG) has entered an agreement to provide full-service floatel accommodations and CTV boat landing services for MHI Vestas in Belgium.
Belgian Offshore Cluster (BOC) has urged the government ''not to take any impulsive and ill-considered decisions next week'' with regards to the intention of the country's Secretary of State for the North Sea, Philippe De Backer, to cancel concessions for future offshore wind farms.
Rentel NV has placed an order with Siemens for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The contract includes the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of 42 SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines and marks the first order of Siemens offshore wind turbines in Belgium. In April, Rentel NV and Siemens signed a contract for the supply and maintenance of 42 offshore wind […]