ENGIE Benelux presents large-scale renewable projects to reduce CO2 emissions
In terms of strong environmental commitments, ENGIE Benelux is increasing the number of projects aimed at limiting CO2 emissions. ENGIE was thus selected to install LED lamps in all sorting offices used by leading Belgian postal operator Bpost. ENGIE’s proposed solution will allow Bpost to save 51% on its electricity consumption for the lighting of its sorting offices, resulting in an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 1000 tonnes.
ENGIE also recently installed solar panels at the Charleroi, Liège, Antwerp and Ghent sorting offices, with a total power of 3.2 MW.
In collaboration with ENGIE and the port of Zeebrugge, the International Car Operators (ICO) terminal will accommodate the largest onshore wind farm in Flanders, with a capacity of 44 MW. ENGIE has also installed the largest electric vehicle charging network in the country, with 308 charging stations.
Similarly, the SeaMade project, a partnership between Otary, ENGIE Electrabel and Eneco Wind Belgium, is in the process of building 58 wind turbines* with a total capacity of 487 MW, which will be connected through two offshore transformer platforms to the Elia modular offshore grid. SeaMade is making a significant contribution to Belgium’s goal of developing renewable energy production capacity. From the end of 2020, SeaMade will supply renewable energy to 485,000 households, thus avoiding more than 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
*As of 14 September 2020, 35 out of 58 turbines had been installed. 29 turbines are already producing electricity.