International Collaboration in Offshore Wind: Sharing Best Practices from Belgium
[Interview] International Collaboration in Offshore Wind: Sharing Best Practices from Belgium
Belgium places a robust emphasis on advancing its renewable energy sector, notably within offshore wind, where substantial investments have been strategically allocated. As we project forward, the outlook for offshore wind in Belgium is exceptionally bright. It is imperative to underscore the pivotal role that offshore wind plays in the attainment of these ambitious targets. We had the honor of interviewing Ms. An Stroobandt, Deputy Director of the Office of the Belgian Federal Minister of Energy, whose valuable insights will illuminate the valuable lessons Belgium has gained from its impressive journey in the development of renewable energies, particularly in the realm of offshore wind energy.
Meet the Speaker:
Ms. An Stroobandt, Deputy Head of Cabinet for the Federal Minister of Energy in Belgium, Belgium Federal Government
Since 2020 she has been working as deputy head of cabinet for the Federal minister of Energy in Belgium, Tinne Van der Straeten. She is responsible for the renewable energy, including the federal Hydrogen Strategy, the development of offshore wind and other renewable topics.
Before working for the minister, she was the Managing Director for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in Belgium and Luxembourg and before that she worked within Siemens on industrial gas and steam turbines. She has a master decree in electromechanical engineering from the university of Ghent.
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Key Takeaways from the Interview:
Process and Support Mechanisms
Grid Developments and Integration
Supply Chain Challenges and Innovation
Environmental Considerations and Public Engagement