Northwester 2 to deliver 224 MW offshore energy by 2020

Friday, October 27, 2017 — Today Northwester 2, a 224MW offshore windfarm in the Belgian territorial waters, reached an agreement in principle with the Belgian authorities on the applicable support scheme. This allows the project to accelerate its development activities and to prepare for financial close in 2018 and construction by 2020.

With this agreement the Belgian government and Northwester 2 respond to the need for affordable offshore wind in the energy mix of the future. It brings Belgium a step closer to achieving the European 20/20 Climate targets. The lower cost for the consumer will be made possible thanks to the experience of Parkwind, the engagement of its shareholders, strong supply chain and the clear commitment taken by the Belgian government.     

Recently Parkwind strengthened its position in the shareholdership of Northwester 2 to successfully lead the development and construction of the project and secure the long term operational maintenance.

 

About Northwester 2

Northwester 2 is a project company holding a 224MW concession in de Belgian territorial waters. Current shareholders are Parkwind (46%), Colruyt (30%), Incontrol (14%) and TTR (10%). Parkwind, a leading offshore wind company, will be in charge of the development, construction and operational activities. The company is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium).

 

Total MW 224
Number of Belgian families being seerved 220.000 homes
Estimated Carbon Saving 500.000 metric tonnes - (170.000) Cars
Construction Employment over 1000 direct and indirect jobs
Long Term Employment around 100 direct and indirect jobs

 

About Parkwind

Parkwind is a 360 degrees’ company who develops, finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms. Parkwind today operates 552MW in the Belgian territorial waters and has a pipeline of another 554MW offshore in Belgium and Ireland. Parkwind wants to contribute to the European climate and energy policy by combining all offshore wind energy activities of the Colruyt Group, Korys and PMV.

 

Contact

For all additional questions on the content of this communication, please contact:

Debbie Tegenbos – Communication Parkwind

debbie.tegenbos@parkwind.eu

T:            +32 473 52 12 85