Alternative Fuels

Brussels OKs Belgium’s €3.5 bln support for 700 MW offshore wind project

The European Commission has approved state support for three wind farms to be built in Belgium’s section of the North Sea.
By Staff reporter 27 September 2018 0 32710

The European Commission has approved up to €3.5 billion ($4.0 billion) of state support for three wind farms to be built in Belgium’s section of the North Sea that will have a combined capacity of around 700 MW, the commission said on Thursday.

The support concerns the Mermaid (235 MW), Seastar (252 MW) and Northwester 2 (219 MW) projects, which will receive support from Belgium’s offshore renewable energy scheme, under which operators receive certificates from Belgian energy regulator CREG for the energy they...