Princess Elisabeth - Fairy Bank

22 Mar 2022: Scientists monitoring the environmental impact of offshore wind farms in the Princess Elizabeth Zone summarize latest findings in a report. The PEZ requires and environmental permit and Natura 2000 permit. EDEN2000 project, " Exploring options for a nature-proof De velopment of offshore wind farms inside a Natura 2000 area", aims to provide an answer to the question under which conditions the windfarms can be realised through 25 separate studies that are in progress. The studies were started in 2019 and will be completed by the end of this year. The final report of the full investigation will be ready in early 2023. The results of this scientific research will be included in the tender conditions for the construction of wind turbines, under the responsibility of AD Energie of the FPS Economy. Results from study at other Belgian windfarms indicate that  life in and around wind farms has not yet achieved stability, 13 years after their construction.  Biodiversity and bird movements appear more variable than observed previously. Mitigation for bird collision avoidance is better understood. The artificial reefs between the turbines continue to grow as certain species of fish are attracted to the increasing amount of food they provide. Echolocation data indicate that underwater noise mitigation measures are effective in reducing the impact of pile driving on harbor porpoises.
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1500 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(51.473) Lon(2.439)

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