Belgian Renewable Energy Targets
- The wind farms in the North Sea make an important contribution to achieving the Belgian renewable energy targets.
- The various offshore wind farms (once fully operational) have an installed capacity of some 2,245 MW and an annual electricity output of 7,700,000 MWH.
- 9% of total electricity consumption in Belgium (8085 TWh).
- 46% of Belgian households.
1400 direct jobs
and a similar number of indirect jobs are created during the development and construction phase of an average offshore wind project (300 MW)
at least 100 jobs
per wind farm are created in the exploitation phase of a windfarm
during the development and construction phase of the total offshore wind potential in Belgium
800 new local permanent jobs
in the operation phase of the total offshore wind potential in Belgium
Offshore wind farms in Belgian and Dutch part of the North Sea
|Wind farm||Capacity (MW)||Installed (MW)||# Turbines||Connection|
|BE1||Norther||370||370||44 x 8 MW MHI Vestas||Zeebrugge|
|BE2||C-Power||325||325||6 x 5 MW Senvion
48 x 6.15 MW Senvion
|BE3||Rentel||309||309||42 x 7.35 MW Siemens||Zeebrugge|
|BE4||Northwind||216||216||72 x 3 MW MHI Vestas||Zeebrugge|
|BE5||Seamade||252 + 235||under construction||58 x 7 MW Siemens|
|BE6a||Belwind I||171||171||55 x 3 MW MHI Vestas
1 x 6 MW Alstom
|BE6b||Nobelwind||165||165||50 x 3.3 MW MHI Vestas||Zeebrugge|
|BE7||Northwester 2||224||under construction||23 x 9.5 MW MHI Vestas|
|TOTAL||2251||712||182 turbines operational|
|NL1||Borssele 1&2||752||under construction||94 x 8 MW Siemens Gamesa|
|NL2||Borssele 3&4/td>||680||under construction||77 x 9.5 MHI Vestas|
Belgian Marine Spacial Plan, to be realised by the federal Belgian government by 2030
Offshore wind farms in the North Sea
Port of Oostende is a premium location for servicing wind farms in a 250 km radius.