PMV invests in clean technology, the development and implementation of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient systems, sustainable logistics, water treatment and management, (chemical) material use, green and white biotechnology, air and noise quality, sustainable energy generation and consumption, energy efficiency and optimal use of materials when investing in infrastructure and property.
PMV has also invested EUR 15 million in the Capricorn Cleantech Fund. It is one of the three largest European investment funds in the field of clean technology. PMV also encourages the use of sustainable solutions through public-private partnerships by means of a balanced lifecycle approach.
In focus: Belwind
nv Belwind is involved in the largest wind energy project in Flanders. After the unfortunate collapse of the first Dutch investor, PMV, together with a number of other shareholders, stretched out its hand to rescue the wind farm situated 46 kilometres off the coast of Zeebrugge from certain doom
.In the end, Belwind became a colossal 55-mast wind farm. The 55 turbines produce 0.55 terawatt-hours of electricity a year. This will generate sufficient green electricity for 175,000 households. Belwind is currently looking into doubling its capacity. No other wind farm in the world is as far out to sea as that of Belwind. Its was also developed faster than any other in the offshore world. Last year the project as given the title “Powerdeal of 2009” by the UK trade journal Project Finance International.
In focus: Ikaros Solar
Together with Crédit Agricole Private Equity and FPIM, PMV invests in Ikaros Solar Fund I. This investment fund provides financing for approximately 30 megawatt photovoltaic solar panels.
This is done partly through the Schoten-based company Ikaros Solar. Over time, the company will receive EUR 15 million in capital. Ikaros has already fitted solar panels on the roofs of companies such as Philips, IKEA and Carrefour, and on the roof of Bruges prison.
Ikaros Solar is a Flemish specialist in photovoltaic solar energy. In the autumn of 2010 Ikaros is already working on the installation of power cells on the roof of Bruges prison, on that of the State Archives and on the headquarters of the Federal Police.
In focus: Norkring Belgium
PMV encourages sustainability in all its participations. Norkring België, for example, is a network operator with its own broadcasting network and broadcasting licences for wireless digital television, digital radio and other digital data applications in Flanders and Brussels. From January 2011, full utilisation of this infrastructure will be created from sustainable, inexhaustible energy sources such as wind farms and hydroelectric power stations. This generation will not release any CO2, which equates to an annual CO2 reduction of 2,600 tonnes. Because Norkring Belgium uses 100% green electricity for all its broadcasts, it is helping reduce the ecological footprint of its viewers and listeners.
Bart Bosmans, CEO Norkring Belgium: “Because of its energy consumption, Norkring Belgium has a great responsibility. We therefore chose 100% green, renewable energy, in addition to modernising our TV and radio infrastructure. In this way we’re making a significant contribution to a greener environment and a smaller ecological footprint for all our viewers and listeners.”
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