Work Begins on Largest Planned Onshore Wind Farm in Belgium

(Bloomberg) — Construction began on an onshore wind farm
that may become Belgium’s largest, with turbines supplied by
Siemens AG, according to the Port of Antwerp.

The project will comprise an initial 15 turbines of 3
megawatts each for a total capacity of 45 megawatts, the port
said in an e-mailed statement. Eventually it may reach a
capacity of 150 megawatts, comprising 50 turbines, which would
make it Belgium’s largest, it said. The first 15 are expected to
begin working at the end of October and they will cost 70
million euros ($74 million) to install.

The facility is owned by the Antwerp Port Authority, the
Left Bank Development Corp. and Groene Energie Haven Antwerpen
NV, a group of private companies.

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Tony Barrett, Ana Monteiro

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