skeyes and Defense present joint action plan to the wind energy sector

Information session for wind energy companies

Steenokkerzeel, Belgium - On June 20, skeyes and Defence will present a joint initiative to the Belgian wind energy sector to expand wind energy development across more sites while ensuring airspace safety remains a top priority. This information session follows the Government's approval of the joint roadmap on 3 May, aimed at expanding renewable energy in our country with the goal of reaching an additional capacity of 1.5 gigawatts. This meeting with the sector will take place at the skeyes site in Steenokkerzeel.

Together with the industry, skeyes and Defence seek to expand the number of sites where wind turbines can be placed, taking into account air navigation system requirements and operational constraints, without compromising Defence training needs or flight safety. This involves striking a balance between air traffic safety and the development of new wind energy capacity. skeyes and Defence have consulted the wind energy industry to identify their key needs and have developed a common roadmap to minimise barriers to renewable energy deployment.



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About skeyes

skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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