Prime Minister De Croo and Minister Van der Straeten visit the Baltic Eagle offshore platform in Hoboken
On Monday 21 November, Elia Group welcomed Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and the Belgian Federal Minister of Energy, Tinne Van der Straeten to visit the Baltic Eagle offshore transmission platform. 50Hertz (the German subsidiary of Elia Group) and Iberdrola (a Spanish utility) have joint responsibility for the platform. The platform is being constructed in Hoboken (BE) by the joint venture Equans – Smulders. The platform is due to be transported out into the German Baltic Sea at the end of this year.
This project again demonstrates Belgium’s involvement and expertise in the construction and development of the European offshore grid and wind generation industry. This will make it possible for our countries to meet future energy challenges and European decarbonisation objectives. The platform is being built by Belgian companies or companies based in Belgium.