The Luminus, Jan De Nul and EDF Renewables groups have joined forces to respond to a call for tenders for offshore wind energy in Belgium for the first phase of the Princess Elisabeth zone, the three companies announced on Tuesday.
The Princess Elisabeth zone has been identified by the Belgian federal authorities as a key zone to increase renewable electricity production in the country. The area is part of an artificial energy island that will be built off the Belgian coast by 2026. The total capacity of offshore wind energy produced over the three phases of the zone will eventually reach 3.5 GW.
According to Offshore Wind, the partners are the first to confirm that they will be competing in the auction coming up in Belgium. The creation of a joint venture will allow the three partners to combine their expertise and experience in offshore wind to provide a competitive offering.