Belgium has become the world's fourth largest producer of offshore wind energy.

In January 2020, MHI Vestas and Parkwind joined forces to create the world's first offshore wind farm equipped with high-powered turbines. These V164-9.5 MW models are the first in the world to exceed 9 MW. This wind farm comprising 23 turbines off the coast of Ostend therefore has a total production capacity of 219 MW.

This project also meets the declared ambition of the federal government to double the offshore wind power capacity in Belgian territorial waters. The aim is to reach a production of 4GW by 2030 in order to meet the commitments made by Belgium at the European level and within the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm is Belgium's seventh wind power project and since it was brought into operation in May, Belgium has reached an installed capacity of 1,775 MW of offshore wind energy.  This places Belgium fourth in the world in this field, ahead of Denmark and behind the United Kingdom, Germany and China.

Northwester 2, situated in the North Sea, will be able to meet the electricity needs of 220,000 families in Belgium, which corresponds to 9,500 households per wind turbine. All using a clean energy source!