A wind farm with a Belgian twist off the shore of Brittany


Elicio, a Belgian energy producer, has been chosen to build a floating windmill complex off the coast of Brittany.

The Ostend-based company, which was founded in 2014, will partner up with the German-Swiss BayWa r.e., and this winning combination was chosen over major consortia with players like Engie and Shell. It was the world’s first tender for a floating wind farm at a fixed price and as such was followed particularly closely by many key players. 

Elicio and BayWa r.e. have promised to deliver a 270-megawatt wind farm to add to the Belgian enterprise’s growing portfolio as it operates not only in Belgium but also in France, Spain, Serbia and Scotland. The farm will consist of turbines on a floating platform anchored to the bottom of the sea.  

This mammoth of a project is scheduled to be completed in 2030 or 2031 and will consist of up to 13 big turbines. 

Congratulations to this Belgian company at the forefront of both onshore and offshore wind energy as it contributes to a sustainable future for all.