Aside from its international ambitions Parkwind also aims to build the Northwester 2 project, a 224-MW offshore wind farm in the Belgian territorial waters, in 2020. Together with the 330-MW of the Oriel Wind Farm, Parkwind plans to have more than 1000 MW of offshore wind production capacity operating by 2020, substantially contributing to the 20/20 European targets of sustainable energy.
“We are confident we can play a vital role for the emerging Irish offshore wind industry,” added Oriel Project Director Peter Caluwaerts. ‘”It is our ambition to finalize the construction of the Oriel Wind Farm in 2020, thus assisting Ireland in reaching its 2020 renewable energy targets. To achieve such ambitious timeline, we will immediately invest in the development of the Wind Farm and set up a full-scale project team, consisting of our own experienced people from Parkwind on the one hand and dedicated Irish professionals on the other hand.”
Parkwind believes it can support the Irish government in establishing the Irish offshore wind industry while generating economic activity and employment over the entire lifetime of the project. In recent years offshore wind has become an important part of the energy mix of the future and main driver in reaching the European targets of sustainable energy.