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.


Fair, Conference & VIP dinner


Fair, Conference & round tables

Exhibitors 2023

Showing their experience in the international offshore wind business

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


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


Stema has since 1986 been delivering specialized services, equipment and consulting to the hydrographical and geotechnical survey industry, we have done so while keeping in mind the strenuous and strict requirements that our customers work with and have come to expect of Stema including but not limited to 3D cable and Object detection.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Geo Technics

Geotechnics offers a wide range of services to the Offshore Renewable Energy Market. We take on all wind farm Operations and Maintenance tasks on your behalf. We can assist in your planned or unplanned maintenance jobs with skilled and qualified technicians in a safe way. We support the offshore installation activities with in-house CAD design, fabrication, construction and on-site repairs and modifications to offshore constructions.
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.


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


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


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


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

Tenneco DEVA

“With innovative high-tech products, materials and technical know-how, we develop tailor-made self lubricating, maintenance free and long lasting slide bearing solutions for your applications in the offshore wind and marine industry”

    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.


    Tractebel offers you multidisciplinary experience in renewable energies.

    UX Solutions

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


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

    Nord-Lock Benelux

    Nord-Lock Group is a global leader in bolted solutions. Our innovative technologies combined with our industry-leading expertise secures millions of critical applications across the globe. The product portfolio includes Nord-Lock® wedge-locking washers, Superbolt™ mechanical tensioners, Boltight™  hydraulic tensioners and Expander® System pivot pins. Our solutions are developed and manufactured in-house.

    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.


    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.


    Nothing too heavy, nothing too high.


    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!


    Exail is a high-tech company recognized worldwide for delivering advanced navigation and marine autonomy solutions. Exail’s critical technologies meet customers’ demanding requirements for successful and efficient offshore missions. The company develops innovative systems including autonomous and remotely-controlled vehicles, and solutions for inertial navigation, subsea positioning and subsea imagery.


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

    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.


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


    Absis is the official Belux distributor of ClearCom, full duplex communication systems, wired or wireless based on the Dect technology. A clear, secure and reliable communication between operators and supervisors is the key to a successful and safe job

    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.

      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.


      PropheSea creates value by developing custom predictive software. Our predictive software can be data-driven, building upon state-of-the-art machine learning technology, or by solving mathematical equations. We guide you from proof of concept to production, accelerating your business.

      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.

      De Meyer

      De Meyer NV is een Belgisch mechanisch constructiebedrijf dat perfect uitgerust is om turnkey projecten uit te werken voor industrie, infra én offshore. Met onze In house engineering, manufacturing, installatie én onderhoud ontwerpen en bouwen wij uitdagende mechanische constructies en zijn we de perfecte partner voor elke offshore contractor.
      K2 profshop

      K2 Profshop

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


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

      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.

      Ela Container

      ELA Container Offshore produces offshore containers for rent and sale to be used on rigs, transformer platforms and on all kind of seagoing vessels, pontoons and barges. ELA provides the modules as Temporary Living Quarters, Offices, Galleys, Laundry, Recreation or Locker Rooms for your individual demand.


      Panduit plays an important role in the energy value chain. As a global innovator of solutions for connecting, grounding, securing, protecting, identification labeling, and copper and fiber communication systems, our solutions help reduce operating and capital costs. Panduit solutions meet global standards and are known for time-savings features while maintaining or exceeding performance, safety and cost-efficiency within harsh environments, including offshore.


        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.


        For more than 40 years IMDC provides, on a worldwide base, specialized, water-related engineering and consultancy services in the domain of inland waters, coasts, ports and estuaries as well as offshore, dredging and environment. IMDC has over 20 years’ experience in offshore energy projects, contributing to the development of more than 25 GW offshore energy and to the engineering and installation of more than 4,000 km of subsea power cables.


        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.


        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.

        ENGIE Laborelec

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

        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.


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


        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.


        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!


        Meet the Belgian Offshore Wind professionals


        10:00 Welcome (Christophe Dhaene, BOC)

        10:05 Opening Speech (Bart Tommelein, Stad Oostende)

        10:20 Theme Speech (Caroline Verstraete, moderator)

        10:30 Business Overview Renewables in the Baltics (Thierry Aelens, Ignitis)

        10:50 Experiences in the Baltic Sea (Wim Verrept, Parkwind)

        11:10 Towards an integrated grid in the Baltic Sea (Bernard De Clercq, ELIA Group)

        11:30 Grid Balancing with 100% Renewable Energy (Dirk Biermann, 50Hertz)

        11:50 Power Market Dynamics with 100% Renewable Energy (Gerd Küpper, Engie Impact)

        Thierry Aelens (Ignitis)
        Wim Verrept (Parkwind)
        Bernard De Clercq (ELIA Group)
        Dirk Biermann (50Hertz)
        Gerd Küpper (Engie Impact)

        Moderator: Caroline Verstraete

        10:00 - 17:00

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

        Free wifi available!

        Welcome Speech – Joy Donné (FIT)

        * Belgian Offshore Business Developer Award
        * Innovation Award

        Speech – Tinne Van der Straeten (Minister van Energie)

        * Best Offshore Supplier Award

        Speech – Vincent Hofmann (Belgian Offshore Cluster)

        * Health And Safety Award
        * Alliance partner award
        * Most loyal BOC member

        19:00 - 22:30
        VIP Dinner

        In VIP area Bagatelle.

        Dinner is invitation only.


        Welcome & opening speech on the importance green hydrogen | Marc Nuytemans, CEO De Blauwe Cluster

        An overview on the results of Inn2POWER | Rebecca Verhaeghe, Project manager Inn2POWER, POM West-Vlaanderen

        Green Hydrogen Landscape in the North Sea Region, featuring Belgium, UK, Germany, and the Netherlands | Stefan Van Laer, Project manager, WaterstofNet

        Collaboration opportunities between Belgium and the Netherlands on green hydrogen & offshore wind | Karen van Stegeren, Dutch Diplomat, Consul General


        Building a hydrogen backbone in Belgium | Laurent Remy, Fluxys

        Insights on hydrogen production technologies in Belgium | Jean-Claude Bidaut, John Cockerill

        Future needs for hydrogen test infrastructure in Belgium | Peter Simkens, Von Karman Institute

        Success factors for accelerating the realization of the hydrogen value chain in Belgium | Sara Vander Beken, SWECO

        Closing speech | speaker to be confirmed

        12:15 - 13:00

        Break-out session about value chain for hydrogen production

        Break-out session about the hydrogen backbone

        Break-out session about hydrogen production technologies

        Break-out session about hydrogen test infrastructure

        10:00 - 15:00

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

        Free flex offices and wifi available!

        Final speech and closing drink

        Dirk Declerck (Port of Ostend)
        Geert Dangreau (POM)


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