Parkwind N.V. is a Belgian company founded in 2012 with the conviction that wind energy is key to a sustainable future. Today that conviction is stronger than ever, as we grow globally to make offshore wind energy available and affordable to everyone.

Scaling and accelerating the
transition to wind energy

As a green energy partner of communities, governments and suppliers, Parkwind is passionate about and dedicated to scaling and accelerating our transition to sustainable energy sources through the financing, development and operating of offshore wind energy projects.

Behind it, stand two reputed Belgian shareholders driven by sustainable entrepreneurship: the Colruyt Group, a leading retailer and Korys, the investment company of the Colruyt family. Grouped together with other wind energy investment projects under the umbrella of Virya Energy, Parkwind plays a key role in the creation of an holistic green energy strategy.

Being present across the entire value chain of offshore wind puts Parkwind in a unique position to be more than the sum of its parts. Every wind turbine in the sea is a result of an incredible stakeholder alignment, with everyone playing a crucial role in the transition to green energy.

We are building a sustainable future.

This unique, comprehensive approach has led to the success of our current portfolio of four offshore wind farms off the Belgian coast with 201 turbines with a production capacity of 771 megawatts. That enough to power the equivalent of approximately 800,000 households.

Carrying the experience of 10 years in offshore wind, starting with our first completed wind farm Belwind in 2010, Parkwind has been one of the forerunners to pushing Belgium to the fourth position in terms of installed offshore capacity globally in 2020.

A unique green energy partner

With more than 1 GW in various stages of development in Europe, Parkwind is also setting the stage to grow overseas. Together with our partners, Parkwind is at the inflection point of becoming a truly global player.

Advancing our success and expertise, we are actively looking for opportunities to contribute to the future of wind energy in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Green energy
entrepreneurs at heart

With 115 passionate employees including some of the world’s leading offshore energy experts, Parkwind has become globally recognized for its engineering, technology, finance and operations expertise as well as its shareholders’ commitment to long- term impact.

Our R&D ventures are in partnership with universities and public institutions and range from material science innovations to using hydrogen as energy storage and a mobility solution. Parkwind is dedicated to improving technologies to reduce infrastructure costs and increase the share of green energy for everyone.

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Maarten van der Horst

Project Director Oriel

Maarten joined Parkwind and more specifically the Oriel project team in early 2021. He brings 17 years of experience in the energy industry having worked at Engie's renewables arm first as an engineer, later as offshore specialist.

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Wim Verrept

IT Services Manager

He joined Parkwind in 2016 as risk manager, during the installation phase of Nobelwind. Since then his responsibilities have expanded to include IT and the QHSSE department. Before joining the company, he worked as a risk manager at large financial institution in Belgium.

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Ingrid Dony

HR Manager

Ingrid joined Parkwind in 2013 and manages the Human Resources department. Her expertise in corporate HR has created the foundations in Parkwind’s evolving and rapidly growing employee and consultant base. Her team manages everything from payroll to employee development and communications. She has been instrumental in preparing the organization for international expansion and the digitalization of numerous HR legal and administrative tools.

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Dirk Dewettinck

Head of R&D

At Parkwind since 2015 he manages the engineering resources involved in project development, design and construction. He was closely involved in the technical management of the Nobelwind and Northwester 2 projects. Prior to joining Parkwind, he was involved in other offshore wind projects, working for a major wind turbine supplier, and prior to that he worked for more than 15 years with major engineering contractors in projects around the world, mainly in the conventional power generation construction and services (steam, gas, nuclear).

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Clément Helbig de Balzac

Project Director Arcadis Ost 1

Joining Parkwind in 2011 as a project finance specialist and he was heavily involved in the financing and construction of Northwind and Nobelwind. Thereafter, as project finance manager, he led the financing process of Northwester 2 and the refinancing of three operational offshore wind farms of the Parkwind portfolio. He is also involved in business development projects for his expertise lies in financing processes, construction contract negotiation, contracting strategy and development and construction management.

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Edward Van Melkebeek

Head of Technology

Since joining Parkwind in 2018, he has been leading the Technology team responsible for leveraging Parkwind’s know-how in civil, electrical and WTG packages to development of new projects. The team also performs a supply chain role, managing technical aspects of project contracts. Previously, he has built extensive practical and managerial experience in the offshore construction business for over 22 years at a global leading dredging and offshore contractor strongly active in the offshore wind industry.

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Mathias Van Steenwinkel

Business Development Manager

He joined Parkwind in 2012 working on financial modelling, PPA negotiations and the overall financial close processes. Since 2016, he is heading the growing business development department playing a key role in the identification of new projects, global partnerships and tender preparations.

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Kristof Verlinden

O&M Manager

With Parkwind since 2010, he is responsible for the asset management and production management of all of Parkwind’s offshore operational assets. The O&M organization plays a pivotal role in project development incorporating strategic insight to ensure frictionless O&M operations from the moment of first production. The team also supplies external support services, is involved in numerous R&D initiatives with universities and wind farm performance analysis using state of the art data systems. Kristof joined Parkwind with an engineering background in international service support business and wind turbine driveline design validation.

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Pieter Marinus

General Counsel and Investment Relations Director

As a former Parkwind board member, he has been involved in the financial close and follow-up of every Parkwind project as well as in their acquisition and divestment processes. Prior to joining Parkwind’s management in 2017, he was also in charge of multiple other renewable energy investments and financings around Europe, notably as Investment Director at Korys.

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Peter Caluwaerts

Head of Engagement Management

After years of building extensive experience in large construction works, he started his career in offshore wind in 2010 by taking up the role of CLO of Parkwind, responsible for regulatory, legal and contracting matters for Belwind and Northwind windfarms. Since then, as Project Director, he’s led the Northwester 2 project completed in 2020 and is now responsible for Parkwind’s Irish projects Oriel and Clogherhead. He plays an instrumental role in organizing Parkwind’s international expansion and growth.

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Eric Antoons

co-CEO

Before joining the company in 2013, he worked for one of the largest power and gas suppliers in Belgium, in both operational and executive functions. Joining Parkwind in 2013 as COO, he supervised the construction of three wind farm projects and the considerable growth of O&M activities. Since becoming co-CEO in 2016, he has also developed Parkwind’s R&D activities to the forefront partnering with universities and several technology start-ups.

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François Van Leeuw

co-CEO

He joined Parkwind as CFO in 2009 and has been leading the financing and development of Parkwind's first wind farms. In his role he’s particularly involved in new business and partnership development for Parkwind globally. He is also serving as the chairman of the Belgian Offshore Platform, the non-profit association of investors and owners of Belgian wind farms.

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Paul Tummers

CFO

Arriving to Parkwind in 2019, after a broad career in energy and infrastructure, he has taken a leading role in Parkwind’s international expansion from both corporate finance and organizational restructuring.