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 today 1,775 MW installed capacity in the North Sea. By end 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 4 to 4.5 GW.
With 1,775 MW of capacity already generated by installed turbines, the Belgian offshore wind sector makes a significant and guaranteed contribution towards security of supply.