Wind aan de Stroom


Wind aan de Stroom is an initiative of MLSO and the Antwerp Port Authority. The first steps were taken in 2007. The target is to install 50 wind turbines by 2025. Currently, there are 21 wind turbines spread throughout the port on the left bank of the Scheldt.

Why wind power at the port on the left bank of the Scheldt?

  • European objectives & climate agreements:
    • by 2020: 20% renewable energy
    • by 2030: 27% renewable energy
  • Seaport areas are a part of the priority implantation areas (Circular on the assessment framework and preconditions for the establishment of wind turbines - 2014)
  • No habitation
  • Presence of large consumers
  • Substantial contribution to energy transition and sustainability of the port

windturbines W@S / W@S wind turbines

Evolution

In 2012, the public company Wind aan de Stroom (W@S) was established as a property developer for wind power at the port on the left bank of the Scheldt. In addition to the Antwerp Port Authority and Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (MLSO), the public company Groene Energie Haven Antwerpen (GEHA) also joined as a partner in 2013.

In March 2015, the first phase of construction of the wind turbine park started (15 Siemens wind turbines). And, in July of the same year, the first wind turbines went into operation.

In 2018, a total of 21 wind turbines were operational in the port on the left bank of the Scheldt. In 2020, four new wind turbines will be built. The permits for another four additional wind turbines have been applied for. Wind aan de Stroom is striving to have a total of 50 wind turbines by 2025.  The final capacity will be more than the consumption needed by 100,000 families.

You can find more detailed information about Wind aan de Stroom on the project website (only in Dutch).

Wind turbine technical specifications

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SWT 113 - 3.0 megawatt)

  • axle height: 115 m
  • rotor diameter: 113 m
  • tip height: 171.5 m
  • capacity: 3.0 - 3.2 megawatt
Enercon GmbH (E115 - 3.0 megawatt)
  • axle height: 135 m
  • rotor diameter: 115 m
  • tip height: 192.5 m
  • capacity: 3.0 megawatt

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