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Welcome to Energy & Environment

The way we deal with energy is crucial for the environment, the climate and the economy. Sweco Belgium’s energy experts work across the entire energy supply chain. We focus on how energy is produced, distributed and consumed as efficiently as possible. The result is a reliable, cost-effective and renewable energy supply.

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Biggest floating solar pv farm

This is the biggest floating solar pv farm in Belgium. The plant is built on five hectares of a lake created by sand extraction and owned by sand and minerals company Sibelco in Dessel, Antwerp province. More than 17,000 solar panels are mounted on a floating structure of seven hectares. The plant has a capacity of 7 MWp, corresponding to the annual consumption of around 1,500 households. The floating array is expected to generate sufficient electricity to meet around 80% of the extraction site’s power demand. The energy generated by Sibelco is used for the extraction of sand, a raw material for producing the glass of solar panels.

De Lijn doesn’t miss the bus

De Lijn is actively going green. The company wants to offer completely emission-free public transport by 2035. By replacing diesel buses with electric buses, De Lijn will save 37 million litres of diesel per year by 2035. That means a CO2 reduction of 95,000 tons of CO2 every year. To support them in their goal, we made a feasibility study for the complete electrification of their fleet: circa 250 busses. Private bus firms also evolve towards zero emission buses. De Decker-Van Riet awarded us the contract for a wide range of services, such as a feasibility study regarding smart energy system and flexibility, electrical design, energy management and calculations.

Don’t waste your waste

Exactly one month ago, the first pipeline of the Antwerp North Heat Network was symbolically installed. From 2024 onwards, Boortmalt will be able to produce malt with the heat from this network, which has a capacity of about 150 Gwh/year and consists of well-insulated underground pipes. In a second phase, Fluvius will link a district heating network to this, allowing schools, public buildings and 3,200 social housing units to source their heat supply more sustainably. This means significant savings on fossil fuels and a reduction in CO2 emissions by as much as 80,000 tonnes a year. Our teams were appointed to obtain the permit for the construction and exploitation of the North Heat Network.

Why fast charging stations are essential

More than ever large fast charging stations are essential as they are a good solution for cities to charge large numbers of EVs. Moreover, they can be a simple and grid-friendly solution to charge large amounts of electric cars on renewable energy. So it’s no surprise that Storm consulted Sweco in the preparation for a call for projects to install fast charging stations at Park & Ride lots. In total 30 files were submitted with each location containing four charging points of 175 kW with room to increase to ten charging points. We were, amongst other, responsible for location screening, a siting study, rendering and permitting.

Contact our recruiters

Are you curious about working at Sweco? Or are you full of questions that haven’t yet been answered? Please contact one of our recruiters. They’ll be happy to help you further and proactively discuss with you.

Marlies Opsommere

Talent Partner Recruitment

Evelien Neerinckx

Talent Partner Recruitment