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.

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-theart machinery, trained operators and engineers

Supportsquare

Supportsquare’s mission is to up- and reskill technical talent to fill in the bottleneck jobs for the energy transition industry. It supports the full learning journey with both off-the job virtual reality and on-the job mixed reality-enabled learning and operational support solutions.

Tesucon

Tesucon Evacuator is the worldwide distributor and engineering- & installation partner of the Evacuator® escape descent system that allows service teams to escape from height within 10 seconds. Visit us to see our latest installation projects and find out how the Evacuator can be installed in your wind turbine.

Conbit

Conbit provides turnkey lifting solutions, eliminating the need for crane vessels or jack-up barges. Specializing in offshore substation module replacements, they offer precision installations beneath and alongside substations. Conbit’s Crane Services division manages offshore substation cranes and provides rental cranes. Conbit boasts robust engineering, IRATA certification, and offshore lifting teams.”

Herbosch-Kiere

Herbosch-Kiere is a company involved in offshore, river, port and coastal projects for more than a century. Our company is well established at Kallo in the port of Antwerp and in the United Kingdom (Herbosch-Kiere Ltd). Over the years, we have succeeded in taking on challenging and impressive projects.

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.

C-Hotels

Our collection of 10 hotels along the Belgian coast offers stayovers for both leisure as corporate customers. Besides, C-Hotels offer unforgettable meeting experiences, with or without seaview. Each hotel will be experienced differently, but they all have the same level of comfort, class and warmth.

Geo Technics

GEO Technics provides a wide range of services for the offshore renewable energy market, specializing in wind farm Operations & Maintenance. Our skilled technicians handle planned and unplanned maintenance tasks safely. We offer support for offshore installation activities, including CAD design, fabrication, construction, and on-site repairs and modifications.

K2 Profshop

K2 Profshop, specialized store for all equipment for working at height and rescue. Main brands: Petzl, Skylotec, Camp, Skedco, Kong Frog, Mullion, Ursuit. Cresto Smartline-X partner. Also for trainings !

Parkwind

Parkwind is an offshore wind company that develops, finances and operates offshore wind farms. Since July 2023, Parkwind has been operating as part of JERA Co., Inc.. Together, we have more than a decade of experience and over 1,500 MW of offshore wind assets under operation and construction worldwide as well as several projects under development.

Van Meeuwen Lubrication

Leading companies in the offshore, dredging, port and crane sectors use Van Meeuwen’s (biodegradable) high performance lubricants for maximum safety, sustainability and reliability.

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!

VVC Equipment

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

ENGIE Laborelec

LABORELEC, established in 1962, excels as a premier electrical power technology center with 370 experts. Serving the entire electricity value chain, we prioritize energy transition, net-zero carbon, and unbiased solutions for clients globally. Our mission extends to enhancing asset performance, supporting engineering firms, and fostering innovation through independent research services.

Absis

Absis is 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. Absis already installed ClearCom systems in f.e. Deme’s Orion and Jan De Nul’s vessels.

Skyworkers

Skyworkers specialises in all works at height, depth, hard to reach areas and confined spaces by means of industrial rope access. We are also available for all your offshore projects, from blade inspections to corrosion management. Our company excels in safety management through extensive certification. Skyworkers is both VCA-P and IRATA certified.

Coteng

Coteng is your partner for smart automation of your business challenges and innovative ideas. We assist multinationals and SMEs, as well as start-ups looking for a solid technical partner. With our pragmatic approach, we swiftly construct digital solutions within a matter of months that enhance your business's operational efficiency.

Aqua Vision

Aqua Vision, founded in 1995, is a hydro- and oceanographic consultancy. Our clients include government agencies (Waterschappen), worldwide engineering companies, dredging companies and the offshore industry.

Orca Wind 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 and Payroll solutions.

UX Solutions

UXSolutions is a trusted unique and independent UXO company with a proven track record in the field of offshore UXO risk assessment and remediation.

VDAB

VDAB, de Vlaamse tewerkstellingsdienst, helpt burgers bij het vinden van een job door een jobsite aan te bieden met duizenden jobs en handige online tools, opleidingen te geven en hen, in samenwerking met partners, te begeleiden richting werk. Tegelijk helpt VDAB werkgevers om kandidaten te vinden en hen op te leiden tot ideale medewerkers.

FMTC

FMTC SAFETY is a training center specializing in Wind, Offshore and Maritime safety. We deliver top-notch, client-focused training globally. We prioritize intelligent and sustainable planet and the environment. Elevate workplace safety through our distinctive client-centric approach at training centers worldwide!

Normec – ISEC

Normec ISEC is a training provider, with a wide range of basic and advanced safety trainings: GWO Wind training, IRATA Rope Access training, Offshore Confined Space Training … with more then 20 years of experience we give your employees practical tips and tricks to work safe in exceptional conditions.

Tractebel

Tractebel offers multidisciplinary and advisory services in energy, water, nuclear & urban. We provide solutions for the entire life cycle of your renewable projects.

Stema-Systems

Stema, established in 1986, specializes in sub-bottom geophysics for hydrographic surveys. Our Silas 3D system offers comprehensive data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. It accurately maps buried objects like power cables and pipelines on seabeds, lakes, or river bottoms.

Tenax Rubber

Tenax Rubber is your Belgian specialist in manufacturing and processing rubber products at your request and to your needs. We serve more than 1000 customers worldwide, both for large orders and unique one-off pieces. Our objective is to supply our customers with a high-quality end product, fully tailored to their needs.

Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa is nr° 1 in Offshore Wind Turbine supply, construction, installation and servicing. Siemens Energy is a global leader in energy technology, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation and a major provider of power transmission solutions. Together they make real what matters, a sustainable world for generations to come.

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.

Otary

Otary transformed the Belgian North Sea into a 800 MW offshore powerplant. With 100 wind turbines in the North Sea, Otary delivers green electricity to 800.000 households. Otary develops finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms and provides a full range of services during an offshore wind project's life cycle.

Marlinks

Marlinks provides continuous integrity monitoring solutions for submarine power cables. By using fiber optic technology, and continuously crunching subsea cable measurements Marlinks generates actionable insights customers use to drive timely and informed decisions allowing for predictive maintenance strategy, maximizing energy availability resulting in a cost, risk and carbon footprint reduction.

AWAH

A.W.A.H. is a leading Belgian Rope Access company specializing in performing tasks in hard-to-reach areas, both onshore and offshore, using advanced industrial rope access techniques. We also offer training, servicing and distribution for Skylotec and Latchways, along with SPRAT certification training.

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.

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.

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.

C-Power

C-Power is the owner and operator of the 325 MW offshore wind farm at the Thornton Bank. We were the first wind farm built in the Belgian area and have been fully operational since 2013. The C-Power wind farm delivers green energy, equivalent to a yearly electricity consumption of 300.000 families.

24SEA

24SEA develops and operates dedicated structural health monitoring systems for wind turbine foundations and other marine structures. Data analysis is the core expertise. 24SEA monitors already the foundations of more than 6.4 GW of windfarms in Europe and Taiwan.

DEME offshore

DEME Offshore is a leading global provider of offshore energy solutions with over 30 years of experience. We have the expertise to install the latest XXL foundations, 15 MW+ turbines, offshore substations, and cables. DEME Offshore also has expertise in heavy lift, geoscience, and decommissioning services.

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.

Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines across the globe, and with +177 GW of wind turbines in 85 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Belgian Coast Hotels

Belgian Coast Hotels is the coordinating organisation of 10 coastal hotels franchised by Accor at the Belgian Coast. Our locations offer ample parking facilities and various catering options. For every budget, we offer suitable hotels where you can stay comfortably during your project.

Norther

Norther is an offshore wind farm situated in the Belgian North Sea with an installed capacity of 370MW. It produces around 1.3 GWh of green energy per year or the equivalent consumption of 400.000 households.

Omexom

As a pioneer in the offshore wind energy, Omexom Offshore’s team of 180+ experts provides comprehensive services across the complete lifecycle of wind farms. Specializing in transmission, we manage over 5 GW capacity, leveraging our extensive experience to deliver unparalleled value to our customers.

John Cockerill

A wide range of services in maintenance of wind turbines, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, fault finding, troubleshooting, commissioning, reliability and availability analysis, assessment after.

Pon Energy Rental

PON Energy Rental Reliance on robust, quality rental solutions for every situation To offshore customers, Pon Energy Rental offers solutions with the highest safety, reliability and quality certifications. An absolute requirement for the Wind offshore, oil, gas and shipping industries. Customisation, remote controle, monitoring, engineering,… 24/7 support

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.
Sarens

Sarens

Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment, value engineering, and one of the world’s largest inventories of cranes, transporters, and specialty rigging equipment, Sarens offers creative and intelligent solutions to today's heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges.

Bexco

Bexco is a leading European manufacturer of precision-engineered fiber-rope solutions that has its factories in Belgium. As an experienced and certified manufacturer of synthetic mooring rope for production systems in deepwater locations in the oil and gas industry, Bexco is well positioned at the forefront of innovative mooring solutions for floating wind projects.

ENGIE EMS

With over 55 years of experience, ENGIE EMS specializes in customized asset management solutions and maintenance expertise, enhancing the profitability of power assets. Our 190 experts adopt an asset owner approach, delivering full-scope maintenance for offshore substations and leading as Belgium's independent service provider for high voltage assets.

POM West-Vlaanderen

POM West Flanders wants to strengthen a sustainable economy in West Flanders with a specific focus on innovative businesses. We stimulate 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.

Accurasea

Accurasea has developed a stable, reliable Floating LiDAR and MetOcean measurement system, powered by renewables. Utilizing WindCube LiDAR, it measures winds up to 300m. Flexible for various sensor integrations, it stands alone in reliability and stability for oceanic data collection.

Kranig

KRANIG, 18 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!

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.

Atlas Copco Rental

With over 20 years of experience in offshore energy, Atlas Copco Rental knows the ropes. We offer temporary solutions for every project stage, from (oil-free) air compressors to nitrogen generators and compact power generators. Our expertise goes beyond equipment rentals: we provide a made-to-measure solution exactly how and when you need it.
Future Services

Future Services

Future Services is your preferred partner for Rope Access, inspections, coatings and mechanical works in hard to reach locations.

Perspect Benelux

Perspect is the authorised BENELUX distributor of the innovative Belzona products for repairing, protecting and improving machinery and buildings. Perspect has been Belzona distributor since 1982. The fact that we have held this position for 25 years underlines our high quality standards and excellent knowledge of both market and product.

Smulders Eiffage

Smulders is a European market leader when it comes to building the foundations and substations for offshore wind projects. Our services are extremely comprehensive, with our own electrical/mechanical engineering department so that design & build projects can be completed entirely in-house. Manufacturing a sustainable world all the way.

Multi.engineering

MULTI.engineering is a design & engineering firm focused on the Maritime & Offshore industry. We support our clients during concept development, basic design and detailed engineering for new construction projects, conversions of existing assets and the technical operation of their fleets. We are a group of 300 engineers and consultants.

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.

C-Ventus

C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services is a dedicated service provider with specialist knowledge in offshore windfarm installation, inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) and decommissioning, with a focus on the Balance of Plant.

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.

802 Networks

802 Networks is a value-added distributor with over 15 years of experience, specialized in (wireless) connectivity and security solutions including a range of additional services such as installing and configuring your network solution and site surveys.

Freudenberg

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

Hytorc

HYTORC BENELUX is your supplier of innovative hydraulic, pneumatic and electric torque and tensioning tools. Through customised solutions we solve bolting challenges including optimising your bolting operations. We guarantee safer, faster and high-quality bolting connections, ultimately leading to cheaper construction and maintenance solutions.
Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul

Constructing the Energy Transition. Offshore wind farms, subsea electrical cable connections or an energy island; we build these projects for you with our crew, engineers, specialists and our state of the art fleet of offshore construction vessels. That is how we build the Energy Transition worldwide.

The Reef

Explore The Reef, Training Lab Blue Energy, where XR technology meets education. The Reef bridges the gap between the offshore industry and education, shaping a skilled workforce for the future. Dive into our innovative solutions and discover the future of immersive training for the blue energy sector. Let's discuss the possibilities together!

Cyberplan

At Cyberplan, we make cybersecurity simple and accessible. With practical audits and pentests, we protect your business against cyber threats. Our services are like a reliable compass, essential for safely navigating the digital seas of every sector, including maritime. Anchor your security with Cyberplan.

Kapernikov

Do you need real time insights from your data, to maximize productivity and safety? Take the lead in your market by engaging in co-engineering with us, to create future proof data-applications. Kapernikov is your partner for data and AI. For more than a decade, our team has built data processing solutions for technical environments.

Vives Drone Research

VIVES Drone Research is a leader in the development of sustainable drone applications. Our expertise comes from aviation training and applied research in aviation piloting and aircraft maintenance. We develop innovations in the drone industry. We turn drone applications into practical research and services in the air, on land and at sea, with a focus on offshore.

Neanex

Neanex offers a range of specialized Information Management services in the field of Critical Assets enabling our Clients to improve their internal operations. Our digital twin platform Fundamend enables multi application use of independent & re-usable data via centralized information collection. Supporting seamless data organization & handover.

RelyOn Nutec

As a leading provider of specialized safety and survival courses, we take pride in ensuring that individuals and organizations are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in demanding industries. Join us on the journey towards a safer and more proficient future. When it comes to safety training, you can rely on us!

KSB Nederland

KSB is a complete dredge pump provider of offshore dredge applications, from ocean dredging to channel deepening and capital dredging. GIW® underwater dredge pumps are integral components in cutter suction dredges, trailing suction hopper dredges, booster stations, barges and other dredging vessels. GIW®pumps are designed to have high efficiency over a wide range of flow rates.

Blue Cluster

Blue Cluster is a network of innovative businesses that focus on the development and promotion of sustainable economic activities at sea. We support companies in setting up partnerships with other companies, knowledge institutions and government bodies to develop and implement innovation projects. We also stimulate knowledge sharing and strive to increase societal support for the Blue Economy.

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 Coffee break

11:50 Innovative solutions – Piet Opstaele (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

Participation is free of charge but registration is required.
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Five pitches on innovative projects in the offshore wind sector:

14:00 Optimizing operational efficiency and predictive maintenance through integrity monitoring of cables and foundations (BOPTIC) – Roel Vanthillo (Marlinks)

14:10 Unlocking the Potential: Harnessing Marine Ecosystem Services and Ecosystem Approach for Offshore Wind Farms (MeSP and WABESCO) – Kristien Veys (Blue Cluster)

14:20 On the use of physics-based and data-driven digital twins for offshore wind monitoring applications (Soiltwin + Supersized 4.0) – Jan Helsen (VUB) and Christof Devriendt (VUB/24SEA)

14:40 Preparing 15+ MW wind turbine components for harsh climatic environments (Energietransitiefonds Harsh R&D test) – Pieter Jan Jordaens (Sirris)

14:50 Cheaper foundations by demonstrating the fatigue capacity of robot welded joints (JaCo) – Philippe Thibaux (OCAS)

15:00 Networking (booth 262)

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 & Coffee

10:00 Welcome by Tinne Van der Straeten, Federal Minister for Energy
10:05 Education & skills by WindEurope – Ekaterine Gogoberishvili (WindEurope)
10:15 FLORES project – Nina Mavrogeorgou (WindEurope)
10:25 T-SHORE project – Laure Martroye (POM West-Vlaanderen)
10:35 Offshore4Sure project – Dirk Hoet (UGent)

10:45 Workshop
• Harmonizing standards and certification in training (Scalda)
• O&M (World Class Maintenance)
• Security (cyber & data) (Howest)
• Emerging technology: offshore floating solar (Ocean of Energy)
• Emerging technology: wave energy (Dutch Wave Power)
• Emerging technology: tidal energy (Water2Energy)

11:35 Plenary feedback – Dirk Hoet (UGent)
11:50 Conclusions – Ekaterine Gogoberishvili (WindEurope)
12:00 Lunch + networking

Join the workshop ‘𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 & 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆’ & discover how we can tackle the challenges of the labor market. What skills does the industry need? What new courses are in development? What training needs do new renewable technologies entail?
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10:00 - 15:00
Fair visit

Fair is free for every professionel, but registration is required.
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Free flex offices and wifi available!

Final speech – Lieven Tack (General manager POM West-Vlaanderen)

15:10
Closing drink

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