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05 November 2015 — Environmental assessment for the offshore wind farm NORTHWESTER 2

NORTHWESTER 2 has introduced on July 6th 2015 a request for the environmental permit for the construction and exploitation of a offshore wind farm including cables for the project, in the North sea North of the Bligh bank, located at a minimum of 46 km off the Belgian coast.

OD Nature - MUMM studied the environmental impact study and annexes and gave its advice to the Minister of the North Sea, on November 5th 2015. The Minister will give his decision to NORTHWESTER 2 at the latest on December 1st 2015.

The advice and environmental impact assessment (EIA, Public consultation + Annex, Conditions, Recommendations, Monitoring) are available (in Dutch).

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14 August 2015 — Public consultation for offshore wind farm Northwester 2

Northwester 2 has introduced on July 6th 2015 a request for the environmental permit for the construction and exploitation of an offshore wind farm, including cables (export cable and interparc cables), in the Belgian part of the North sea, in the north west of the sandbank Blighbank, about 46 km off the coast.

This request can be consulted from August 14th till September 12th 2015, on weekdays from 9.00-17.00h in the offices of MUMM (Gulledelle 100, 1200 Brussels, 4th floor room 431, person to contact: Mia Devolder (02/773 21 27, mia.devolder@mumm.ac.be) or in the offices of MUMM in Ostend: 3e en 23e Linieregimentsplein, 8400 Ostend, person to contact: Jan Haelters (J.Haelters@mumm.ac.be 059/24 20 55) on reservation only.

The following documents are available: Request, Environmental impact assessment and addendum, Non-technical summary.

Everybody who is concerned can send his remarks and objections by registered letter to MUMM until September 27th 2015 for interested parties living in Belgium and October 27th 2015 for interested parties living outside Belgium.

The request can also be consulted in all coastal cities on appointment.

De Panne
Gemeentehuis
Zeelaan 21
B-8660 DE PANNE
058 42 16 16
Person of contact: Krista Hautekeur

Koksijde
Milieudienst Gemeentehuis
Zeelaan 42
B-8670 KOKSIJDE
058 53 30 30
Person of contact: Jan Vandromme

Nieuwpoort
Milieudienst
Willem De Roolaan 90
B-8620 NIEUWPOORT
058 22 44 51
Person of contact: Luc Leye

Middelkerke
Gemeentehuis (lokaal 27)
Spermaliestraat 1
8430 Middelkerke
059 31 30 16
Person of contact: Eddy Lowie

Oostende
Stadhuis
Dienst Leefmilieu (kantoor 408, 4e verdieping)
Vindictivelaan 1
B-8400 OOSTENDE
059 80 55 00
Person of contact: Jacky Dereu

Bredene
Gemeentehuis
Bureau Technische Dienst
Centrumplein 1
B-8450 BREDENE
059 33 91 91
Person of contact: Els Vander Schaeghe

De Haan
Gemeentehuis
Milieudienst
Leopoldlaan 24
B-8420 DE HAAN
059 24 21 24
Person of contact: Dave Hendrickx

Blankenberge
Stadhuis
Dienst Stedenbouw, R.O. en Milieu
J.F. Kennedyplein 1
B-8370 BLANKENBERGE
050 42 99 42
Person of contact: Alain Mengé

Brugge
Dienst Leefmilieu
Walweinstraat 20
B-8000 BRUGGE
050 44 83 54
Person of contact: Inge De Roo

Knokke-Heist
Gemeentehuis
Milieudienst
Alfred Verweeplein 1
B-8300 KNOKKE-HEIST
050 63 01 00
Person of contact: Lawrence Van Damme

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07 July 2015 — Public consultation for sand extraction

There are 4 concession prolongation requests for the extraction of sand on the Belgian part of the North sea. On May 20th 2015,

  • Mr. Daniël Talpe, on behalf of Satic NV, Rietschoorvelden 20, 2170 Merksem,
  • Mr. Patrick Vercammen on behalf of Ch. Kesteleyn NV, Zuiddokweg 50, 9000 Gent,
  • Mr. Koen De Rop on behalf of Dranaco NV, Denderstraat z.n., 2060 Antwerpen and
  • Mr. Bart Verboom, on behalf of TV Zeezand Exploitatie, Slijkensesteenweg 2, 8400 Oostende

requested a prolongation of their concession for the exploitation of sand on the Belgian Continental shelf (zones 1 to 4).

The concession requests define totals volumes for sand extraction which are within the legally defined boundaries. The requests were accompanied by an environmental impact study concerning possible effects on the marine environment, on the sea floor, the water, the air and climate, the acoustic environment, the fauna and flora, the monuments and landscapes and safety aspects.

This environmental impact study can be consulted from July 8th until August 6th 2015, on weekdays from 9.00-17.00h in the offices of MUMM in Brussels (5th floor room 527, person to contact: Brigitte Lauwaert 02/773.21.20, B.Lauwaert@mumm.ac.be) or in the offices of MUMM in Ostend (person to contact: Jan Haelters, 059/24 20 50, J.Haelters@mumm.ac.be , on reservation only).

Everybody who is concerned can send their remarks and objections to MUMM (Brigitte Lauwaert, Gulledelle 100, 1200 Brussels) until August 21st 2015.

Information (in Dutch): concession requests, environmental impact study and supplements

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09 March 2015 — News items on our new web pages

From now on, our news items will be presented on our new web pages.

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19 January 2015 — Public consultation Rentel

Rentel nv introduced on December 3rd 2014 a request for changing the permit and authorisation for the construction and exploitation of the cables for the Rentel offshore windfarm in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The project includes an export cable from the Rentel park to the coast.

The request refers to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the ELIA BOG project wherein the requested export cable route to the coast already has been studied. This EIA states the suspected effects of this project on the sea bed, the sea water, the climate, the atmosphere, the effects of noise and vibrations, the effects on fauna, flora and biodiversity, the sea landscape and cultural heritage, on humans and the safety aspect.

The application and the environmental impact assessment can be consulted from January 23rd 2015 to February 21st 2015, on weekdays from 9h -17h at the offices of MUMM (Gulledelle 100, 1200 Brussels, 4th floor room 431, person to contact: Mia Devolder 02/773.21.11, M.devolder@mumm.ac.be) or at the offices of MUMM in Ostend: 3de en 23ste Linieregimentsplein, 8400 Ostend, person of contact: Jan Haelters (J.Haelters@mumm.ac.be 059/24.20.55) by/on reservation only. Everybody who is concerned can send remarks and objections, by March 8th 2015, by registered letter to MUMM (Gulledelle 100, B-1200 Brussels, to the attention of Mia Devolder), until October 4th 2013.

The documents are available online.

The request can also be consulted in all coastal cities.

De Panne
Gemeentehuis
Zeelaan 21
B-8660 DE PANNE
058 42 16 16
Person to contact: Krista Hautekeur

Koksijde
Milieudienst Gemeentehuis
Zeelaan 303
B-8670 KOKSIJDE
058 53 30 30
Person to contact: Jan Vandromme

Nieuwpoort
Milieudienst
Willem De Roolaan 90
B-8620 NIEUWPOORT
058 22 44 51
Person to contact: Luc Leye

Middelkerke
Gemeentehuis (lokaal 27)
Spermaliestraat 1
8430 Middelkerke
059 31 30 16
Person to contact: Eddy Lowie

Oostende
Stadhuis
Dienst Leefmilieu (kantoor 417, 4e verdieping)
Vindictivelaan 1
B-8400 OOSTENDE
059 80 55 00
Person to contact: Jacky Dereu

Bredene
Gemeentehuis
Bureau Technische Dienst
Centrumplein 1
B-8450 BREDENE
059 33 91 91
Person to contact: Els Vander Schaeghe

De Haan
Gemeentehuis
Milieudienst
Leopoldlaan 24
B-8420 DE HAAN
059 24 21 24
Person to contact: Dave Hendrickx

Blankenberge
Stadhuis
Dienst Stedenbouw, R.O. en Milieu
J.F. Kennedyplein 1
B-8370 BLANKENBERGE
050 42 99 42
Person to contact: Alain Mengé

Brugge
Dienst Leefmilieu
Walweinstraat 20
B-8000 BRUGGE
050 44 83 54
Person to contact: Inge De Roo

Knokke-Heist
Gemeentehuis
Milieudienst
Alfred Verweeplein 1
B-8300 KNOKKE-HEIST
050 63 01 00
Person to contact: Lawrence Van Damme

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