June 14 - The Ostend port authority has signed a deal on renewable energy with China.

Chinese companies assembling parts of wind turbines and solar panels will use Ostend as a hub for dispatching their products. It is hoped that the deal will create extra jobs and cargoes.

We understand that the port will act as a dispatching centre for Chinese manufacturers which have big plans in the renewable energy market and want to expand their European activities.

We understand that most of the new wind turbines to be constructed on site will be located in the North Sea. 

The next issue of HLPFI carries features on both renewable energy logistics and the Belgian market.