Wind energy and nature protection can and must advance together in the North Sea
6 GW offshore wind in the Belgian North Sea: good for the economy and the climate
First offshore wind energy zone in the Belgian North Sea fully and on time completed
Turbine installation at Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm (SeaMade) crosses the finish line
Norther gets first offshore seaweed farm in the world
François Van Leeuw appointed new chairman of the Belgian Offshore Platform
The Northwester 2 Wind Farm is Completed
Belgian offshore platformThe 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 in the Belgian North Sea amounts today to an installed capacity of 2,262 MW, which produces an average 8 TWh annually, or around 10% of total electricity demand. After 2020, offshore wind energy capacity in the Belgian North Sea can be further developed to 4.5 GW.
With a 2,262 MW production capacity , the Belgian offshore wind sector makes a significant and guaranteed contribution towards security of supply.
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.
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!