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13 November 2023
Elia takes seven tangible measures to enhance biodiversity around the Princess Elisabeth IslandSystem operator Elia wants to boost biodiversity around the future energy island in the North Sea.
03 October 2023
Environmental permit awarded for Princess Elisabeth Island, a key link in our future energy supplyConstruction of the Belgian energy island will start early next year. North Sea Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has approved the relevant environmental permit.
10 February 2023
Submission of permit application and public inquiry
On 9 January 2023, Elia submitted an application for an environmental permit and Natura 2000 permit for the construction and operation of the energy island.
16 December 2022
The energy island benefits from the European recovery fund
On Wednesday 14 December the Federal Government and Elia Transmission Belgium (Elia) have signed an agreement relating to financial support offered up as part of the Recovery & Resilience Facility (RRF). The fund was established by the European Commission in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to support future-oriented investments being undertaken by Member States.
04 November 2022
Elia presents its plans for an energy island, which will be called the Princess Elisabeth Island – 3/10/22
In the presence of federal ministers Tinne Van der Straeten (Energy) and Vincent Van Quickenborne (North Sea), system operator Elia has presented its draft plans for what will be the world’s first artificial energy island.