Belgian aquaculture mussels have been farmed in the offshore wind farms Parkwind and C-Power: a world first!

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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 currently has 1,186 MW of installed capacity, which contributes 5% of the total demand for electricity in Belgium today. By 2020, this will rise to an installed capacity of 2,262 MW and 10% of the total demand for electricity, or an average of 8 TWh per annum. Beyond 2020, the capacity of offshore wind energy could be developed further to deliver 20% of the total demand for electricity.

Supply

With 1186 MW of capacity already generated by installed turbines, the Belgian offshore wind sector makes a significant and guaranteed contribution towards security of supply.

International & export

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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2019: a record year for wind energy in the Belgian part of the North Sea

Five wind farms with a total capacity of 1,186 MW are currently operating in the Belgian part of the North Sea: C-Power, Belwind,…

New space for offshore wind energy = good for the climate and the economy!

Brussels, 7 December 2018 – The federal government approves the North Sea plan proposed by Secretary of State De Backer. The Belgian Offshore Platform…

Climate march – renewable energy organisations join the march for decisive and effective climate policy

To mark the start of the United Nations climate summit in Katowice on 3 December, a climate march will take to the streets of Brussels…