Belgium News


VIDEO: Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Knocks Off Jack-Up Vessel's Gangway

Jul 27, 2020

A video has emerged online showing a wind turbine blade knocking an offshore installation vessel's gangway into the sea.The incident happened on July 2, at the under-construction Otary-operated SeaMade wind farm offshore Belgium, with no injuries to personnel reported…

VIDEO: First Wind Turbine Goes Online at Belgium's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Jul 02, 2020

Following the recent installation of the first offshore wind turbine generator at the Seamade offshore wind project in Belgium, the turbine has now started producing electricity.SeaMade is a 487,2 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea…

Parkwind CEO Becomes Chairman of Belgian Offshore Platform

Jun 26, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP), Belgium's offshore wind industry body, has appointed François Van Leeuw as chairman.François Van Leeuw is co-CEO of Parkwind, a holding company of Colruyt Group that currently operates…

Exmar Slams 'Unlawful' Tango FLNG Force Majeure by YPF

Jun 26, 2020

Argentinian energy company YPF has sent a force majeure notice to Belgium shipowner Exmar, saying it is unable to pay for the charter of the Tango FLNG unit due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.According to Exmar, YPF claims that effects…

VIDEO: First Seamade Offshore Wind Turbine Generator Installed

Jun 22, 2020

Belgian offshore contractor DEME has installed the first offshore wind turbine generator at the Seamade offshore wind project in Belgium.SeaMade is a 487,2 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea. Once complete, it will be Belgium's largest offshore wind farm…

Seastar Wind Farm Connected to Elia's MOG

Jun 01, 2020

Belgium’s high-voltage transmission system operator Elia has informed said that the connection of the Seastar offshore wind farm marked the completion of Elia’s offshore power hub Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), Located 40 km off the Belgian coast…

MRE to Support SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm Turbine Commissioning

May 14, 2020

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm, under which MRE will provide temporary power provision during the turbine commissioning phase.Located in the North Sea…

Belgium: Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm Complete

May 14, 2020

The 219 MW Northwester 2 wind farm has been completed and is now supplying the Belgian grid electricity by all of its 23 fully operational wind turbines producing 9,5 MW each. This wind farm, owned by Parkwind (70%) and Sumitomo (30%) is the first to use the MHI Vestas V164-9…

All Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm Turbines Installed

Apr 15, 2020

The final installation of turbines at Parkwind's Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in the Belgium section of the North Sea has been completed.Parkwind completed the final installation of turbines at the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in a joint operation with MHI Vestas and Jan De Nul Group…

Belgium: Offshore Wind Farms Break Record

Apr 01, 2020

Offshore wind farms in the Belgium North Sea had a record winter when it comes to electricity production.According to the Belgian Offshore Platform, during the Nov 2019 – March 2020 winter period, offshore wind farms in Belgium produced 60% more electricity compared to the 2019 winter…

Record Month for Belgian Offshore Wind

Mar 03, 2020

February 2020 was a record month for offshore wind energy production in the Belgian sector of North Sea, the Belgian Offshore Platform has informed.According to the industry body also known as BOP, offshore wind turbines in Belgium reached 804…

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