Energy masterplan to transform Port of Ostend into blue energy expertise hub
3E, i-propeller, MOP Urban Design, Rebel Group developed an integrated sustainability masterplan for the Ostend Port Authorities, to differentiate and enhance the port’s service offering in blue energy and attract new innovative activity on site.
In particular, 3E buildings and site experts guided the Ostend Port Authority in developing a new sustainable energy strategy for their buildings, which would help them assert their ambitions as a leading hub for European blue energy services.
As industrial zones, with complex terrain and strict constraints on land use, traditionally poor energy performance buildings with unusual heating and cooling needs, ports face unique challenges in implementing sustainability plans but also have great opportunities to improve their footprint and expand their activities through sustainable practices.
Our work focused on 2 key aspects of the new Ostend port strategy:
The strategy is the port’s first step in affirming its positioning.