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Belgian offshore platform

The Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) is a non-profit association of investors and owners of wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The BOP was founded in 2011 to advocate the development of wind energy in the Belgian waters of the North Sea. Offshore wind energy has 1,556 MW installed capacity in the North Sea in 2019. By 2020, this will amount to an installed capacity of 2,262 MW, which will produce an average 8 TWh annually, around 10% of total electricity demand. After 2020, offshore wind energy capacity in the Belgian North Sea can be further developed to at least 4,000 MW.


With 1,556 MW of capacity already generated by installed turbines, the Belgian offshore wind sector makes a significant and guaranteed contribution towards security of supply.

New cleantech industry

The experience gained during the realization of the first offshore wind parks in Belgium has made it possible for many companies to develop innovative techniques and export them abroad.

Sustainable enterprise

Offshore wind energy is an indispensible element in the Belgian climate plan: without the large wind turbines off our North Sea coast, it will be impossible for Belgium to reach its European targets!

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Offshore wind energy is a significant building block of the energy transition in Belgium

10 years of wind energy in the Belgian North Sea!

In April 2009, the first 6 wind turbines of the C-Power offshore wind farm started producing the first sparks of green electricity from…

Delivering 450 GW of offshore wind by 2050 is feasible

On June 20, 2019, in Esbjerg, Denmark, North Sea Ministers signed a joint declaration setting an ambitious target of 450 GW of offshore…

Offshore wind energy in the Belgian part of the North Sea: up to 4,000 MW by 2024

The Belgian Offshore Platform hands over 2019-2024 memorandum to the Prime Minister With six offshore wind farms and a 1,556 MW production capacity, Belgium is…