Meet the Belgian Offshore Wind Industry

Working together for a strong Offshore Industry

A lot of future opportunities

“Belgian Offshore Days”, organised by Belgian Offshore Cluster, gives the Offshore Wind Industry a forum and encourages collaboration between Belgian and international companies.

With 1.200 attendees and over 60 exhibitors, the 2-day event features a fair, seminars and limitless opportunities to network with some of the brightest minds in the offshore industry.

27/03/2024

Fair, Conference & VIP dinner

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28/03/2024

Fair & Conference

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Exhibitors 2024

Showing their experience in the international offshore wind business

Want to exhibit? Email to aaroncouckuyt@offshorewindinternational.com.

UX Solutions

UXSolutions is a unique and independent company in the field of UXO risk assessment and remediation.

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco Rental offers 24/7 rental solutions for all applications involving compressed air, nitrogen, steam and power.

Parkwind

Parkwind as a 360 degrees’ company develops, finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms.
Sarens

Sarens

Nothing too heavy, nothing too high.
Freudenberg

Freudenberg

Freudenberg is a global technology​ group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations.
AWAH

AWAH

All Works At Height is a Rope Access specialized in working in hard to reach places and is active offshore.
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul can be a preferred partner in the full life cycle of building your offshore wind parks. Jan De Nul has an extensive experience with the offshore transport and installation of foundations, turbines, cables and substations.
K2 profshop

K2 Profshop

K2 Profshop: specialized store for all equipment for working at height/depth and rescue.

Van Meeuwen Lubrication

Van Meeuwen is the specialized partner for every lubrication challenge. With a proven track record in every branch of industry, leading companies in the offshore, shipping, dredging, port and crane sectors use Van Meeuwen’s (biodegradable) high performance lubricants. Van Meeuwen has been providing solutions by high-performance lubricants and customized lubrication maintenance for almost 90 years.

POM West-Vlaanderen

Provincial Development Agency West Flanders (POM West Flanders) wants to strengthen a sustainable economy in West Flanders with a specific focus on innovative businesses. POM West Flanders stimulates collaboration between businesses, higher education institutions, knowledge centers, regional policy-making bodies and social partners to reinforce the position of West Flanders as an internationally oriented, dynamic, competitive and sustainable region.

GEOxyz

GEOxyz is an international survey company, specialized in hydrographic, geophysical, geotechnical and topographic surveys; marine site investigations; renewable energy support; UXO surveys; pipeline/cable inspections; and crew transfers for the on-, near- and offshore industry.

Marlinks

Marlinks is specialized in continuous health monitoring for submarine power cables of offshore wind farms. By using fiber optic technology, our services crunches subsea cable measurements and generates the actionable insights customers use to drive timely and informed decisions allowing for a cost and risk reductive operation & maintenance approach.

Conbit

Conbit specializes in turnkey lifting solutions that bypass the need for crane vessels or jack-up barges. Our expertise extends to replacing modules on substations beyond the reach of conventional deck cranes, installing items beneath and alongside substations with precision. Additionally, our Crane Services division ensures the seamless operation of offshore substation cranes and offers a versatile fleet of rental cranes for project adaptability. From procurement to commissioning and offshore installation sans crane vessel, we manage complete crane replacements effortlessly. With a robust structural engineering background, IRATA certification, dedicated offshore lifting teams, and a state-of-the-art lifting equipment fleet, Conbit is your trusted partner for elevated offshore operations.

Kranig

KRANIG, has 17 years of expertise in maintenance, repair, modification and inspection of both harbour and offshore wind cranes. We make sharp analyses, looking at cranes with an independent eye. We take pride in finding sustainable solutions off the beaten track. KRANIG. You name it - we crane it!

Tenax Rubber

Tenax Rubber produceert rubber artikelen op maat en naar uw noden.

ENGIE Laborelec

ENGIE Laborelec is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology. We are active on the all electricity value chain.

Siemens Gamesa

Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.

RelyOn Nutec

RelyOn Nutec is a global leader in safety and survival training, emergency response and crisis management for the traditional offshore, maritime, offshore wind and high risk industries. Our state-of-the-art training centre is fully equipped with advanced simulators, extensive training assets and all the highest quality equipment we need to provide delegates with a realistic training experience in a safe and controlled environment. Together with our customers, we have been providing the safety of their employees and organisations for over 35 years. We ensure that everyone is competent and optimally prepared for emergency situations. Safety is not only our business – it is in our DNA.

Smulders Eiffage

Smulders is an established market leader that offers a full range of services from the engineering and fabrication to the complete turnkey solutions (EPCI) of offshore substations and foundations. To date, we have delivered over 2,300 transition pieces, 160 jackets and 37 substations.

Man Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions enables its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. By addressing tomorrow’s challenges within the marine, energy, and industrial sectors, we improve efficiency and performance at a systemic level – step by step. Our planet and our customers need solutions.

Normec – ISEC

Since 2002, Normec ISEC has been assuring a total service to ensure the safety of companies working in exceptional conditions. Do you operate in the wind energy sector? Do your employees use rope techniques or are they part of your first intervention team in case of calamities? Normec ISEC offers a wide range of basic and customised training courses for your employees: industrial emergency response, industrial fire fighting, IRATA rope access training and GWO training for the wind sector.

Sentea

Sentea develops cost-effective fiber optic sensing solutions for wind turbines, including ice detection, blade load sensing, drivetrain condition monitoring, and structural health monitoring for monopiles and floaters. Monitor all critical parts of the turbine with fiber optic sensors, which are intrinsically resistant to corrosion, extreme temperatures, lightning strikes, and EMIs.

Neanex

Neanex supports large asset owners, engineers & construction companies to be in control of information about their assets at all times. All stakeholders in the built environment struggle with availability & re-usability of data.

Tesucon

Tesucon is the global sales and installation partner for the Evacuator®. With the Evacuator® escape descent system, that is pre-installed in the nacelle, everybody can escape within 10 seconds in a very simple and safe way. Just click on and go!

KSB Nederland

e-BO Enterprises

Inspiring and supporting you to complete your IT & OT challenges throught the most advanced solutions and services. We care about delivering trust for your critical business, and especially for wind energy, making our planet a cooler place to live.

John Cockerill

Driven since 1817 by the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation of its founder, the John Cockerill Group develops large-scale technological solutions to meet the needs of its time: preserving natural resources, contributing to greener mobility, producing sustainably, fighting against insecurity and facilitating access to renewable energy.Its contribution to businesses, governments and communities consists of services and associated equipment for the sectors of energy, defense, industry, the environment, transport and infrastructures.

Hytorc

HYTORC is reeds meer dan 50 jaar absolute marktleider op het gebied van oplossingen voor industriële boutverbindingen.

The Reef

In The Reef herdefiniëren we training en onderwijs in de blue energy sector door volop in te zetten op VR, XR en AR. The Reef is een dynamisch ecosysteem waar je de nodige skills kan opdoen om je carrière in de Blauwe Economie een boost te geven.

RWE

RWE is the world's number 2 in offshore wind farms. The Benelux is one of the markets where RWE wants to further expand its renewable energy portfolio. Offshore wind farms are an essential part of RWE's sustainability strategy.

Skyworkers

Skyworkers is specialized in working at heights, depths and hard-to-reach areas by using industrial rope techniques, better known as ‘rope access’.

Bexco

BEXCO is a leading Belgian manufacturer of precision-manufactured synthetic mooring, towing and lifting ropes for offshore (Wind Energy, Oil & Gas), maritime and industrial applications. BEXCO serves the world's largest energy companies, ship and tugboat owners by designing and manufacturing custom made synthetic ropes at its main Belgian factory and quayside product facility in Hamme and Antwerp respectively. BEXCO was founded in 1972 as a producer of polypropylene yarns and in the following years took over the companies Vermeire and Le Lis and became an important supplier to the maritime and offshore sector. In 2022, BEXCO celebrated its 50th anniversary and EXMAR, which was already the main shareholder in BEXCO, acquired full ownership by taking over the shares.

C-Ventus

C-Ventus is a dedicated service provider with specialist knowledge in offshore windfarm installation, Balance of Plant (BoP) maintenance and decommissioning,

Port of Oostende

Port Oostende is the offshore wind hub for the southern part of the North Sea. It is the aim of Port Oostende to excel in Blue Growth by offering dedicated port facilities, efficient infrastructure, support in research and innovation and an extended business network to both national and international companies.
Future Services

Future Services

Future Services is a total service provider for the on- and offshore energy sector.

Orca Crew Services

ORCA is an international crewing and recruitment company that offers employment opportunities in the maritime, offshore, workboat, and dredging industries. We provide a range of services for Maritime & Offshore recruitment, Crew management, Ship management services for offshore vessels, Wind energy services, Ship delivery, Payroll solutions and Permanent staffing.

Perspect Benelux

Perspect BENELUX BV is authorised distributor of Belzona since 1982 for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. From our offices in Dordrecht (NL) and Herentals (BE) we supply Belzona products out of stock. Our certified sales engineers provide expert advice, supervision and product selection 24/7.

    Vestas

    Vestas is the renewable energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe.

    OWILab

    The ‘Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab’ is a R&D initiative which aims to initiate and support innovation projects concerning offshore wind energy. The project itself aims to increase the reliability and efficiency of offshore wind farms by investing in testing and monitoring equipment that can help the industry in reaching these goals.

    Pon Energy Rental

    What makes Energyst different from other energy rental companies? It’s not our equipment. It’s not the hardware of our standard and customised solutions. (When necessary, we even engineer a solution that also consists of hardware from our competitors.) Without any doubt, we are Energyst because of the real energy that our people bring to your world. We specialise in: offshore wind, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Events, Industrial, Data centres, Hospitals, Airports and other critical facilities, Infrastructure Construction and Military.

    REBO

    REBO heavy weight terminal in Port Oostende is located along one of the busiest sea routes and is the perfect terminal for: handling, lifting, storage, assembling and transportation of heavy weight components. The 15 hectares ready-to-use area is available for: project cargo, offshore construction, decommissioning offshore wind turbines and heavy weight structures.

    Otary

    Otary expert in offshore wind energy and complex energy projects Otary has transformed the Belgian North Sea concessions into a 800 MW powerplant generating renewable energy from offshore wind. Otary develops finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms and provides a full range of services during an offshore wind project's life cycle. Otary currently has 3 offshore wind projects in its portfolio, Rentel & SeaMade (Seastar & Mermaid), representing a total capacity of approximately 800 MW, delivering green electricity to 800.000 households.
    Aertssen

    Aertssen Kranen

    Aertssen Cranes specialises in lifting and moving large and heavy objects. No challenge is too complex for our cranes and SPMTs. From the (petro)chemical industry in Antwerp to green energy and infrastructure works in the Middle East: you rely on state-of-the-art machinery, trained operators and engineers.

    Herbosch-Kiere

    Herbosch-Kiere is specialised in river, port, coastal and offshore projects. Its specialty areas include the demolition and rebuilding of quay walls, bridges, locks and jetties, as well as stone dumping, dredging and salvage projects.

    Deutsche Windtechnik

    Deutsche Windtechnik offers a single-source full maintenance package for wind turbines. More than 7,600 plants of all leading technologies are serviced as part of permanent maintenance contracts. Deutsche Windtechnik BV offers service for The Netherlands, Belgium and France.

    Toolspot Dewulf

    Toolspot Dewulf is an Ostend-based company, specialised in tools and safety for offshore use. With a versatile stock and good working knowledge of the sector we provide solutions for every challenge!

    24SEA

    24SEA offers testing services and develops dedicated short and long-term structural health monitoring systems for offshore structures.

    VDAB

    Welkom bij VDAB. We helpen je om kandidaten te vinden en om te vormen tot ideale medewerkers.

    Jade Industrie

    Réseau Jade regroups 3 complementary activities enabling us to provide complete solutions for the safety of work at height. 70 specialists of safety at height, graduated and certified, are able to work all over France, Europe and Africa at a competitive price delivering safe and high quality work results.

    Programme

    Meet the Belgian Offshore Wind professionals

    09:30
    Registration

    10:00 Welcome – Erwin Leys (President BOC)

    10:05 Opening Speech – Bart Tommelein (Mayor Ostend)

    10:20 Theme Speech – Caroline Verstraete

    10:30 Princess Elisabeth Latest update – Lieve Jorens (FPS Economy – DG Energy)

    10:50 Workforce challenges – Ralph Savage (GWO)

    11:10 Securing offshore assets – Kurt De Winter (Belgian Navy)

    11:30 Coffe break

    11:50 Innovative solutions – Piet Opstaele (The Blue Cluster)

    12:10 New ambitions, New challenges – Peter Frohböse (DNV)

    12:30 Cable challenges & opportunities – Geert Moerkerke (ELIA)

    12:50 Q&A + Conclusions

    13:00 Lunch + networking

    14:00-15:00
    Innovation stage by Blue Cluster
    17:00 - 19:00
    Reception & Offshore Oscars

    In VIP area Bagatelle.

    Dinner is invitation only.

    10:00 - 17:00
    Fair Visit

    Fair is free for every professionel, but registration is required.

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    Free wifi available!

    09:30
    Registration

    09:30: Welcome & coffee
    10:00: Education & skills by WindEurope
    10:10: FLORES project
    10:20: T-SHORE project
    10:30: Offshore4Sure project
    10:40: Workshop
    • Harmonizing standards and certification
    • O&M
    • Security (cyber & data)
    • Emerging technology: offshore floating solar
    • Emerging technology: wave energy
    • Emerging technology: tidal energy
    11:30: Plenary feedback
    11:50: Conclusions
    12:00: Lunch + networking

    Participation is free of charge but registration is required.
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    10:00 - 15:00
    Fair visit

    Fair is free for every professionel, but registration is required.
    REGISTER

    Free flex offices and wifi available!

    Final speech and closing drink

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