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  • 2021 March 15 16:05

    The largest industrial onshore wind farm in Flanders is now operational

    The largest industrial onshore wind farm in Flanders, a cooperation between ENGIE, Port of Zeebrugge, and ICO, is now operational after 18 months of intensive preparation and work. This is one important step for the local energy transition, but certainly not the last: the partners are currently exploring additional sustainable initiatives in the Port of Zeebrugge, according to the company's release.

    With its own wind farm consisting of 11 turbines, ICO is taking a huge step forward towards a carbon-neutral future, and deserves to be named a green terminal. The teams of ENGIE devoted themselves continuously to the preparation and construction works for a year and a half, in the occasionally difficult conditions that 2020 entailed.

    The wind turbines provide a total of 110 GWh of renewable energy per year, which corresponds to the consumption of about thirty thousand families, and keeps about fifty thousand tons of CO₂ out of the air each year. This local energy production is used, among other things, for 308 electric charging points that were also installed by ENGIE in 2019. The electric charging island, with a total capacity of 3.4 MW, can charge more than twenty thousand electric vehicles per week with green electricity. For this purpose, a 'smart charging' software, developed by research centre ENGIE Laborelec, is used. This software 'communicates' with the charging points and ensures that they load as efficiently as possible. Moreover, the charging points are in tune with the electricity production of the wind turbines and the supply to the electricity grid.

    The 11 wind turbines and the ICO site also create opportunities regarding flexibility. At the ICO terminal, there is room for storage batteries that can store part of the local renewable energy capacity, and thus account for the intermittent nature of the wind turbines. ENGIE is currently analysing the possible solutions for this.

    In the future, the 11 wind turbines will also be able to create 'shore power' or so-called ‘cold ironing’. This is a principle whereby ships are connected to the electricity grid when moored at the quay. This way, they can turn off their engines in the port, which is environmentally sustainable and prevents noise. Ships mooring at the Port of Zeebrugge in the near future would therefore be supplied directly with local wind energy while they are stationary at the quay. This project strengthens Zeebrugge's position as a Clean Port and energy transition hub in Europe.




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