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  • 11 January 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The 309MW Rentel wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has become Belgium’s fifth fully operational offshore wind farm. Rentel has now joined the ranks of C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, and Nobelwind. The combined capacity of the five wind farms is 1,186MW provided by 274 wind turbines. With the addition of the capacity from Rentel, Belgium is now fifth […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Belgium’s offshore wind farms generated 4.7TWh of electricity in 2019, a nearly 38% increase compared to 2018 when the country’s offshore wind turbines produced 3.408TWh of electricity. The electricity produced offshore covered close to 6% of the country’s total electricity consumption in 2019, according to the Belgian Offshore Platform. The increase in production is mainly […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has awarded the Dutch corrosion prevention specialist MME Group with a contract to provide cathodic protection for 44 monopiles and the offshore substation to be installed at the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The net support costs for society of offshore wind in Belgium is lower than in neighbouring countries. Gross income for the various projects also lies below the European average. This appears from a comparative report by an independent consultancy firm, 3 E, in which the various support systems of 6 European countries were compared. Pursuant […]

  • 24 March 2010
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Brussels – Belgium Minister of Energy and Climate, Paul Magnette granted concession rights for one of the last offshore wind development zones off the Belgium coast to Seastar. Seastar is a consortium consisting of green energy company Electrawinds and development company [email protected] Both companies will equally share the rights. The planned 246MW wind farm will […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance

    Belgium has surpassed Denmark in terms of the installed offshore wind capacity and is now ranked fourth in the world, Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) said. Following the commissioning of the 219 MW Northwester 2 wind farm in May, Belgium now has 1,775 MW of installed offshore wind capacity, compared to Denmark’s 1,703 MW. The United […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Diamond Offshore Wind Holdings, part of Mitsubishi Corporation, Eneco Wind Belgium and Elnu NV have notified the European Commission of their intent to acquire a joint control over Norther NV, the developer and operator of the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in Belgian North Sea. Eneco Wind Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of Eneco Holding, and Elnu […]

  • 27 January 2020
    Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The goal of the project, HYPORT® Oostende, is to build the green hydrogen facility in the Plassendale 1 port area and have it up and running in 2025.

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Norther NV by Diamond Offshore Wind Holdings II BV of the Netherlands, Eneco Wind Belgium NV and Elnu NV, a subsidiary of Elicio NV, all of Belgium. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Belgium plans to open a second offshore wind zone which will allow the development of further 2GW of capacity post-2020, according to Belgium’s Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer. 

  • 12 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    DEME Offshore’s jack-up Apollo has undergone spudcan shoes extension installation at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s yard in Dunkerque, France. With the new spudcan extensions, Apollo will be able to get more stability on a wider variety of seabed soils, Damen said. Following her stay at the Dunkerque yard, the vessel is now ready to sail […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH received an order from Nobelwind NV to manufacture 50 monopiles and one monopile foundation for the substation for the Nobelwind offshore wind farm (formerly Bligh Bank) in Belgium. The offshore wind farm will have a capacity of 165 MW and is located approx. 47 km from the Belgium coast in the […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    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.

  • 26 February 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 370MW Norther offshore wind farm has delivered first power to the Belgian grid. The project’s first four MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines were connected to Stevin, Elia’s new high-voltage station in Zeebrugge today, 26 February. Half of the generated wind energy will be sold to Engie and the remaining half to Eneco, Norther NV said. Van […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    Nemo Link, the joint venture between Belgium’s Elia and National Grid UK that will operate the first electricity interconnection between Belgium and the UK, has started laying the first 59km of double subsea cable between the UK onshore landing point and the French offshore section.

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Elia, the operator of the Belgian high-voltage grid, have concluded a EUR 100 million loan agreement which will be used primarily for financing the Stevin project.

  • 24 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The 165MW Nobelwind wind farm has been inaugurated in Oostende, Belgium, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind reports.

  • 23 October 2017

    On Sunday, 22 October, wind turbines off the Belgium’s coast generated a record-breaking 20 GWh of electricity, according to WindEurope’s Daily Wind Power Numbers.

  • 18 January 2013

    Belgium is on track to solve issues of storing surplus electricity generated from offshore wind by building an artificial island in the North Sea. It would be located 3 km off the coast near the town of Wenduine and built in shape of a doughnut, where excess energy would be stored by pumping water out […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group has completed the installation of 58 turbine foundations and two substation foundations at the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. DEME’s jack-up vessel Innovation installed the last monopile foundation at the project site some 50km off the coast from Ostend on 2 January. According to the company, a new monopile gripper was deployed onboard […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed. The project aims to store energy produced by offshore wind farms when there is low demand, or storing it for when there is no wind,  writes Reuters. It comprises a donut-shaped island, located […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The topside for the Deutsche Bucht substation was shipped out from the Damen Shiprepair yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, to the installation site in the German North Sea on 19 March. The 269MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm will comprise of 33 MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines installed on 31 monopile foundations and two mono […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) will grant EUR 333 million to finance the Northwind offshore wind power plant. The financial close, which was announced yesterday, will cover the construction and operation of a 216 MW offshore wind farm to be built on a sandbank located 37 km from the port of Ostend on the Belgian coast. This new […]

  • 22 April 2011
    Wind Farm Update

    Installation of the first foundation structures marks the start of works to extend the Thornton Bank wind farm, located off the Belgian coast. In recent weeks, the underwater area has been prepared. Now works are starting to drive the first steel piles into the sea bed. Each pile is about 40 metres long, and four […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Belgium-based company nCentric has delivered a wireless solution to provide internet at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany and the vessels working on it.

  • 27 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) announced that it has signed Fabricom (part of the GDF Suez operation) as its exclusive agent for Marine product sales in Belgium. The agreement covers the broad range of Marine products, including TRIAXYS, WatchMate, WatchKeeper, and 3 Metre buoys, along with Port and Ship Sentinel. Marine Systems Manager Don Bryan commented: […]