15,000 to 16,000 jobs in Belgian offshore wind energy

The Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) commissioned the independent study bureau Climact to investigate the socio-economic impact of the Belgian offshore wind energy sector. The results…

Belgium’s largest offshore wind turbine park – Norther – is fully financed and ready for construction

The construction of Belgium's largest wind turbine park can now actually get underway. Following approval by the European Commission of the government's state support proposals,…

Rentel nv has reached financial close for a 309 MW offshore wind project in the Belgian North Sea

Rentel NV has reached financial close for the realization of a new 309 MW offshore wind park off the Belgian coast.

Appointment of a new chairman

The Board of Directors of the Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) has appointed Jaak Rutten as chairman of the BOP.

Cost of Belgian offshore wind lower than the European average

The support cost to society of helping to finance Belgian offshore wind energy production is lower than in neighbouring countries. The gross income from the…

Appointment of a new secretary-general

The Board of Directors of the Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) has appointed Annemie Vermeylen as Secretary-General of the BOP. She succeeds Lut Vande Velde, who…

Offshore wind energy acknowledges the new state support mechanism but regrets a continuing lack of clarity on a number of key issues

The government has today reached agreement about the reform of the state support mechanism for offshore wind. With this agreement, the sector hopes it will…

Minister of Energy Marghem recognizes the need for a clear vision on energy and a stable investment climate

Federal Minister of Energy, Marie-Christine Marghem, today jointly opened the EWEA Conference in Paris, one of the most important yearly gatherings of the European wind…

Offshore wind parks produce electricity for 800,000 families

In the first quarter of this year, the 181 wind turbines in the Belgian area of the North Sea produced 722,000 MWh of renewable energy.

Wind at sea gives energy to our economy

Offshore wind energy is playing an increasingly important role in the renewable energy sector. In due course, the production of wind energy at sea will…

Renewable energy: (more than ever) the self-evident solution

"Each year, more than 9,200 new jobs are created through the development of renewable sources of energy, with a further 2,700 jobs being created for…

Offshore wind sector is ready for the winter

In recent months, the operators of the offshore wind turbine parks in the North Sea have completed a preventative maintenance programme in order to ensure…

Offshore wind crucial for Belgian security of supply and energy independence

By 2020, offshore wind energy will supply 10 % of Belgium's electricity needs. A local production capacity and security of supply also serve the wider…

Offshore wind energy: lack of clarity and limited duration of the new support mechanism threaten future investment

The remaining ambiguities in the royal decree of 4 April 2014 concerning “the setting up of mechanisms for promoting electricity generated from renewable energy sources”,…

Nuclear decommissioning: Belgians have a clear preference for renewable energy production

An IPSOS survey (commissioned by the renewable energy federations ODE, EDORA and BOP) shows that almost seven out of every ten Belgians has a preference…

Top wind months for C-Power

The C-Power wind park, which was officially inaugurated in September of last year, operated at full capacity in December and January, producing in those two…

Reform of state support for offshore wind: agreement with the federal government

Yesterday (19-12-2013), the government reached agreement about the reform of the support mechanism for offshore wind. This brings to an end a period of uncertainty…

New record for the production of wind powered electricity in Belgium

This afternoon the Belgian record for the production of electricity by wind power was broken. Grid operator ELIA recorded a production level of 1,200 MW.

Offshore wind works

Kanaal Z (NL) – 23/09/2013…

Parkwind has agreed a strategic partnership with the Japanese industrial group Sumitomo. As a result, the current investors in Parkwind and its management team, as…

Belgian offshore activities in the news

VRT - Eén 14/08/2013: The 7 O'clock News - Wind turbines VRT - Eén 15/08/2013: The 7 O'clock News - Wind turbines…