The biggest onshore industrial wind farm in Flanders
In the port of Zeebrugge, 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 44 MW are currently supplying green electricity to the largest electric vehicle charging park in Belgium.
This is the largest onshore wind farm project on an industrial site in Flanders and is operated by Engie, a French industrial energy group. In partnership with the Port of Zeebrugge, 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 44 MW are currently in operation to supply the "International Car Operators" (ICO) terminal.
According to Engie management, "This local energy production is used, among other things, for the 308 electric charging points that Engie also installed in 2019. The electric charging station, with a total capacity of 3.4 MW, can charge more than 20,000 electric vehicles with green electricity each week." On an annual basis, this electricity production meets the energy consumption needs of approximately 30,000 households, and avoids the emission of around 50,000 tons of CO₂.
The partners on the Zeebrugge site are currently looking at other sustainable options, such as the installation of storage batteries and the provision of this green electricity to the boats docked in the port.
The introduction of this private project further expands the existing wind turbine network in Zeebrugge.