Meet the Belgian Offshore Wind Industry

Working together for a strong Offshore Industry in Belgium

A lot of opportunities for Belgian companies

The virtual conference is a collaboration between Belgian Offshore Cluster, Blue Cluster, POM West Flanders & Port Oostende and is organised as part of the Inn2POWER final event.

Do not miss this special edition! It gives the Offshore Wind Industry a forum and encourages collaboration between Belgian and international companies. The central theme is “Increasing value by data driven innovation in the offshore windfarm lifecycle”.

The physical event will take place in November 2021 (tbc).
The registration for the ONLINE event is open.

Virtual conference for the offshore industry


Showing their experience in the international offshore wind business



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


thinkproject is a global leader in construction intelligence. Our secure, cloud-based solutions support the entire project lifecycle. We connect people, teams, processes, information and systems across company boundaries. Our digital technologies unlock the potential of people and information to help construct a better world.

Eager One

As an independent partner, we advise about, design and construct everything from concept study to project completed. Our in-house developed design software calculates everything concerning mobile cranes and bespoke heavy equipment.


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

Agence Maritime de L’Escaut

Agence Maritime de l’Escaut” is a young ship agent company founded begin 2009 and represents owners, charterers, shippers and receivers of several commodities.


SeaRenergy is an independent provider of comprehensive services for all offshore wind industry stakeholders. We are involved in the whole value chain from T&I concepts to installation and operation & maintenance. Founded in 2010, we offer consulting and engineering services as well as offshore marine, QHSE and contract staffing services for the full range of offshore professionals.

MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind focuses on designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing offshore wind turbines.


USAFE our automated lifebuoy is the new lifesaving device: fast, easy to operate, has a large range and works on both sides.


Navikon specialises in services for the wind energy sector by providing seafastenings, grillages, foundations and mobilisation/demobilisation of wind turbine installation vessels.


Panduit plays an important role in the energy value chain. As a global innovator of solutions for connecting, grounding, securing, protecting and identifying, our solutions help reduce operating and capital costs. Panduit solutions can have a major impact on reducing installation times and are known for time-savings features that require fewer installation steps while maintaining or exceeding performance, safety and cost-efficiency within harsh environments, including offshore.

Van Meeuwen Lubrication

We supply premium lubricants and smart chemicals. Our expertise is reflected in the committed on-site work of our technical specialists, our automated lubrication systems, and our training courses.


We deliver geological, geospatial, geophysical and geotechnical engineering solutions for a wide range of offshore and near shore industries, including wind, oil and gas, marine energy, ports and subsea cables. We offer innovative, cost-effective solutions to clients all over the world by managing seabed risk and solving technical challenges.

Maritime Antwerp Services

M.A.S. is active in the maritime world since 2008. Solving electrical issues on board vessels and/or marine electrical installations is what we do. We’re deeply into electrical systems automation and very familiar with specific custom PLC-programming.


GEOxyz offers a wide range of services to the Offshore Renewable Energy Market and the Oil and Gas sector.

De Blauwe Cluster

An organisation dedicated to developing and promoting economic activities that are linked to the sea. They believe that enhanced cross-sector partnerships and better cooperation with knowledge centres and government institutions, will lead to new & innovative investments & projects in the Belgian Part of the North Sea.

DEME offshore

DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation.The Group can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.


    Enduring passion for electrical engineering.

    Amna Tech

    For all your bolting needs


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


    More than 30 years of experience to be your partner in advising to learn how to handle and storage fluids safely in your company.


    Zingametall produces a cold galvanizing film system with +40 years-experience in anti-corrosion protection of steel and offering total anti-corrosion solutions.
    Jan De Nul

    Jan De Nul

    Jan De Nul Group offers specialized services for the installation of subsea structures for oil, gas and renewable energy industries.


    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.

    Réseau Jade

    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.

    Ostend Science Park

    It's our mission to boost blue growth. This high-tech knowledge hub is about all things marine and maritime. Ostend Science Park fosters collaboration between companies and researchers.


    Nothing too heavy, nothing too high.

    Port of Oostende

    Port of Oostende is shareholder of the REBO terminal. We focus on achieving economical growth that creates sustainable employment. The offshore wind business is one of our main businesses.


      Energyst is a CAT Rental Company for power generation and temperature control. We bring personal and professional energy to every project in every part of the world.


      Marlinks monitors offshore power cables, focusing on burial depth measurement and continuous risk assesment.

      Smulders Eiffage

      Smulders offers a full range of services from engineering and fabrication of steel foundations to complete turnkey solutions (EPCI) of Offshore High-Voltage Substations.

      Hoppe Ship Agencies

      Hoppe Ship Agencies is an independent shipping agent offering port agency services and husbandry for shipping companies calling Ostend, Zeebrugge and Bruges.


      e-BO Enterprises offers advice on the design , the building and the maintenance of your offshore networks (eboOffshore) while integrating management and reporting services. (e-Wind)

        Ecco Nova

        Investment of sustainable projects for the energy turn.


        REBO nv provides infrastructure and services for the construction and operations & maintenance of the wind farms in the North Sea.


        Industrial coatings, protective paintings and anti-corrosion treatment are the core of our business. With these aplications IPC Services extend the operating life of materials, installations and buildings.


        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.

        SeaRenergy Offshore

        SeaRenergy is an independent provider of comprehensive services to all stakeholders in the offshore wind industry starting from the design of T&I concepts to installation and operation & maintenance.


        Bom-Be is a young and dynamic company, specialised in detecting war ammunition in (water) soils.

        NEP Belgium

        NEP Belgium is a broadcast company specialized in offshore projects. NEP Belgium's post production untit consists of a team of video editors and graphic designers, cooperating closely to deliver a finished product of the highest quality.

        Deutsche Windtechnik

        Deutsche Windtechnik is a specialist in the technical maintenance of wind turbines. Onshore and offshore, throughout Europe, Taiwan and the USA. Whether it is an entire wind turbine, control unit, nacelle, rotor or foundation, from large components to the tiniest electronic parts right through to the substation, you’ll find the right experts for your wind turbine and wind farm.

        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.


        e-BO Enterprises offers advice on the design , the building and the maintenance of your offshore networks (eboOffshore) while integrating management and reporting services (e-Wind) .

        Foc’s Consulting

        The Fo(ur) C’s of FoC’s represent Corrosion, Control, Coatings and Consulting



          Bosch Service Solutions is a leading international supplier of business process outsourcing solutions.


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

          Aertssen Kranen

          Aertssen Kranen is your partner for heavy lift projects.


          Tractebel offers you multidisciplinary experience in renewable energies.

          Nord-Lock Benelux

          The Nord-Lock Group has been providing customers with high-quality, safe and innovative bolting solutions since 1982.

          Witteveen + Bos

          Witteveen+Bos Belgium advises clients on a strategic, tactical and operational level. We strive for long-term relationships of trust with our clients.

          AllTerra BeLux

          Professional tailormade advise for applications in engineering, hydrography and hydrolic engineering

          Intramar® Insurances

          The Intramar team is very experienced with specific contracts within the oil- and gas and offshore wind industry. We have the knowledge and experience to advise both owners and charterers of vessels and any other kind of floating objects.


          DHSS is an experienced specialist with demonstrated history in the Offshore Wind Industry. Our expertises are: Vessel Agency, Port Logistics, Helicopter Operations and Warehousing.
          Engie Fabricom

          Engie Fabricom

          Engie Fabricom is a leading player in the markets of infrastructure, services, industry, energy and Oil & Gas.

          RelyOn Nutec

          RelyOn Nutec, a world leader in Health, Safety, Survival training and consultancy services.


          Biardo Survival Suits BV was founded in 1986. We are specialized in Rental, Maintenance, Handling and Sales of ETSO/EASA & IMO/SOLAS approved safety products.


          G4S specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are a strategic threat.
          Future Services

          Future Services

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


          Endiprev is an international reference providing technical services on wind turbines both onshore and offshore.
          K2 profshop

          K2 Profshop

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


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

          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.


          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!

          Cathie Associates

          Cathie Associates provides geoscience, geophysical and geotechnical engineering consultancy services to the oil, gas and renewable energy industries.

          UX Solutions

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


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

          VVC Equipment

          VVC Equipment is the leading supplier of materials for the offshore wind industry: ropes, paints, lubricants and protective clothing.

          Fabriek voor De Toekomst Blue Energy

          Accelerates the transformation to a West Flemish knowledge-driven economy.


          Adede specializes in the search and recovery of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), Geophysics and Archaeology in water and on land.


          LAVA is a management consultancy firm committed to drive change and help our clients to realize their full business potential.


          ISEC is a niche-player in the world of Safety & Emergency Training and consultancy, respected for its outstanding training quality.

          Protecta Solutions

          Protecta Solutions offers solutions for storage, use and cleaning up of hazardous materials. We help you transform your company into a safe and clean working place. We want to increase the standard of total solutions concerning safety towards hazardous substances.

          Fire Pro

          FirePro Belgium is a Belgian fire safety and fire prevention company with certified fire safety products and systems.


          Viking is a privately held market leader in maritime and fire safety with group headquarters in Denmark and 2,000 employees worldwide.

          Conference Programme 17 March 2021

          Conference Opening

          Caroline Verstraete (moderator)


          Erwin Leys (Vice President Belgian Offshore Cluster) - Ann Overmeire (COO De Blauwe Cluster)

          Opening Speech

          Conference Speakers

          Lieselot Noppe (GeoXYZ)

          Exploring the sub-bottom

          Bruno Stuyts (OWI-lab)

          Geotechnical data for offshore structures - Getting to know the unknown

          Nathalie Gunst (Torgun)

          Grout and grouted connections and its applications in offshore wind

          Marc Huygens (DEME)

          Smart underwater noise management – go beyond compliance

          Roel Vanthillo (Marlinks)

          Added value of distributed acoustic sensing

          Ronny Dewaele (e-BO Enterprises)

          Human data meets machine data

          Stijn Hendrix (Enersynt)

          Data driven diagnostics for offshore substations

          Panel Discussion

          Caroline Verstraete (moderator)

          What value brings all this data to concession owners and business developers ?

          Kevin Lammertyn (Otary)
          Dirk Dewettinck (Parkwind)
          Dirk Magnus (C-Power)
          Thierry Aelens (Norther)

          Caroline Verstraete (moderator)


          Conference Closing

          Vincent Van Quickenborne (Minister of the North Sea)

          Closing Speech

          Dirk Declerck (CEO Port Oostende)

          Speech of thanks

          16:10 - 16:15
          Christophe Dhaene (President Belgian Offshore Cluster)

          End of Conference

          B2B Matchmaking

          16.15 - 17.15

          B2B Matchmaking

          Inn2POWER Final Event 18 March 2021


          Registration & network carousel

          Tinne Van der Straeten, Belgian Minister of Energy and President of the North Seas Energy Cooperation


          Lieven Tack, General Director, POM West Flanders (BE) | Ira Lardinois, Project manager Inn2POWER, POM West Flanders (BE) | Ann Overmeire, COO, Blue Cluster (Inn2POWER BE) | Wim Stubbe, Business development manager, Port Oostende (Inn2POWER BE)

          Meet the Inn2POWER project

          Short introduction on the objectives and realizations of the Inn2POWER project and consortium and welcome by the Belgian partners

          Sarah Niddrie-Webb, Project consultant, Opergy (Inn2POWER UK) | Christopher Grock, Business Development, Windmanschip (DE) | Janet Rix, Commercial Lead, TECOSIM (UK) | Alain Knol, Senior Sales Engineer, Hijsspecialist (NL)

          Tools to boost your international future

          Three testimonials on concrete results achieved supported by the developed Inn2POWER tools: transnational collaborations, entries in new markets, B2B matchmaking events


          Let's have a drink

          Network carousel

          Joachim Balke , Head of Unit, Directorate Green Transition and Energy System Integration, Directorate-General for Energy | Glenda Napier, CEO, ECD (Inn2POWER DK) | Heike Winkler, Managing Director, WAB (Inn2POWER DE) | Christophe Dhaene, CEO, e-BO enterprises (BE)

          How to strengthen transnational collaboration between offshore wind industry SMEs in the North Sea Region

          Transnational collaboration to grow and to innovate will be even more crucial in the future for SME’s active in the offshore wind industry.

          The EU policy view, the SME’s their view and the one from several cluster organisations will be presented in this panel.

          Christian Munk Jensen, Project Manager, ECD (Inn2POWER DK) | Mads Kirkegaard, CEO Polytech A/S (DK) | Simon Johannes Stark, Technology and Innovation Advisor, DMEC (NL) | Tom Baur, Business Developer Blue Accelerator, POM West Flanders (BE) | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lukas, University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven (Inn2POWER DE) | Frank Jonckheere, Project Manager, DEME Offshore (BE)

          Three ways to push your SME to the next level

          Three testimonials about realizations and collaborations supported by Inn2POWER:, webinars on test facilities offshore wind energy MBA

          Wim Stubbe, Business development manager, Port Oostende (Inn2POWER BE) | Erik Bertholet, Business manager Offshore Wind, Groningen Seaports NV (NL) | Thorsten Møller Gregersen, Business Developer, Vordingborg Erhverv (DK)

          Obstacles & solutions regarding harbour logistics

          Ira Lardinois, Project manager Inn2POWER, POM West Flanders (BE)


          Jean de Bethune, President of POM West Flanders / Deputy of West Flanders (BE) | Christophe Dhaene, President, BOC (BE) & Ann Overmeire, COO, Blue Cluster (Inn2POWER BE)

          Closure Belgian Offshore Days 2021


          B2B Matchmaking


          Data as a critical asset in the lifetime cycle of an offshore windfarm

          14:00 – 16:30


          Inn2POWER final event: head for your innovative offshore wind future

          09:30 – 12:30


          Meet the Belgian Offshore Wind professionals

          Click here to see our hotel selection with special rates

          Click here to download the presentations of last year’s edition

          09:30 - 17:00

          Free for every professional, but registration is required.

          Free flex offices and wifi available!

          VIP networking drink for exhibitors and dinner guests.

          Conference: Data as critical asset in the lifetime cycle of an offshore windfarm.

          10.15: Welcome Caroline Verstraete Moderator
          10.25: Opening Speech Christophe Dhaene BOC
          10.40: Intro Technical sessions Pieter Jan Jordaens OWIlab

          10.50: Geotechnical data: exploring the sub-bottom – Maarten Vandaele GEOxyz
          11.10: Engineering data:
          Geotechnical data for offshore structures – Getting to know the unknown- Bruno Stuyts VUB
          Grout and grouted connections and its applications in offshore wind- Nathalie Gunst Thorgun
          11.50: Installation & EPCI data:
          Smart underwater noise management – go beyond compliance – Marc Huygens DEME

          12.10: Lunch break

          12.50: Monitoring & operational control data:
          Added Value of distributed acoustic sensing – Roel Vanthillo Marlinks
          Human data meets Machine data – Ronny Dewaele e-BO
          13.30: Lifetime extension & beyond:
          Design validation and data-driven life-time assessment of offshore foundations – Kristof Devriendt 24Sea

          What value brings all this data to concessions owners and business developers?
          14.00: Introduction of all panel members:
          • Tiemen Maebe – Otary
          • Dirk Dewettinck – Parkwind
          • Dirk Magnus – C-Power
          • Thierry Aelens – Norther
          14.10: Debat Caroline Verstraete moderator
          14.40: Conclusions

          14.45: Special thanks and awarding from and to IBN Offshore Energy and Blue Cluster: Pieter Jan Jordaens & Caroline Ven


          Registration for the dinner in fair hall. Dinner is on invitation only.

          VIP network drink for exhibitors and dinner guests

          Speech by Jan De Beurme & start dinner

          Open bar

          We made a hotel selection for you with special rates.

          €89,00 per single room per night, including full breakfast buffet and Wifi.
          €99,00 per double room per night, including full breakfast buffet and Wifi.
          €20,00 supplement per room per night in July and August.

          Make your reservations with the code ‘Port of Oostende’ at Hotel Mercure Oostende

          €75,00 per single room per night, including full breakfast buffet and Wifi.
          €85,00 per double room per night, including full breakfast buffet and Wifi.
          €15,00 supplement per room per night in July and August.

          Make your reservations with the code ‘Port of Oostende’ at Leopold Hotel Ostend

          €58,00 per single room per night, including full breakfast buffet and Wifi.
          €68,00 per double room per night, including full breakfast buffet and Wifi.

          Make your reservations with the code ‘Port of Oostende’ at Ibis Budget Oostende Airport

          95€ per single classic room, including breakfast for one person.
          120€ per single classic room with sea view, including breakfast for one person.
          150€ per single superior room, including breakfast for one person.
          165€ per single palace room, including breakfast for one person.

          Per extra person there will be charged 20€ extra for breakfast.
          To make your reservations, fill in the form at Thermae Palace

          €105 per single ecology room (rain shower, air conditioning) per night.
          €115 per single executive room (bath/douche, air conditioning) per night.

          The prices above are TAV included, breakfast buffet, highspeed WIFI and access to our leisure center “Ninfea”.
          Make your reservations with the code ‘Port of Oostende’ at Hotel Bero

          10:00 - 16:00

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

          Free flex offices and wifi available!

          Belgian Offshore Cluster

          Official launch Blue Accelerator and final speech:
          • Official Launch Blue Accelerator – Jean de Bethune (Chairman POM West Flanders)
          • Keynote Speech Dirk Declerck (CEO Port Oostende)
          • Closing Speech Christophe Dhaene (chairman Belgian Offshore Cluster)

          Closing drink

          10:00 - 11:30
          Seminar Offshore Wind Internationalisation - Blue Cluster

          10.15 Introduction Ann Overmeire Blue Cluster & Erwin Leys BOC
          10.20 Support for doing business in the North Sea Region Stefaan Mensaert – Blue Cluster
          10.40 Market Information and business opportunities outside Europe
          Marcos Suarez Garcia – Basque Energy Cluster
          11.00 Offshore wind international agenda for 2020-2021
          Stefaan Mensaert – Blue Cluster & Erwin Leys – BOC
          11.10 Q & A and poll

          Face-to-face pre-arranged sessions, organised by the Inn2POWER project partner, brings together companies and stakeholders of the offshore wind industry (buyers as well as suppliers, research institutions, ..) from a large number of European countries. This is a unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts.

          11:30 – 11:45 Introduction
          11:45 – 12:45 Bilateral meetings – morning session
          12:45 – 13:30 Networking lunch
          13:30 – 15:00 Bilateral meetings – afternoon session

          Pre-registration is required!

          Register here for the B2B.

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