Port of Oostende fights to preserve crucial maritime route amid wind farm plans

May 31, 2024

Port of Oostende is actively opposing the planned wind turbine park near Dunkirk, as it threatens the Dyckroute, a crucial maritime route linking Oostende with the UK. Despite diplomatic efforts, France persists with the project, jeopardising Oostende’s economic interests. The port demands an immediate halt or relocation of the project to protect navigation rights and regional economy. If unresolved, they urge the Belgian government to pursue international legal action against France.

Port of Oostende, once a busy ferry port, has new RoRo traffic linked to Toyota.