Dream Energy and Ardent Invest join forces to accelerate the deployment of superchargers in Belgium
Dream Energy, a global player in renewable energy since 2007 and a charging operator, and Ardent Invest, a Belgian investment company, announce their partnership to develop a network of superchargers for electric vehicles in Belgium.
According to projections by FEBIAC (the Federation of the Automobile and Cycle Industry in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), over 2 million electric cars are expected to be on Belgian roads by 2030. It is in this context that Dream Energy, a renewable energy producer and charging operator, has partnered with Ardent Invest, the owner of multiple commercial real estate sites, to better meet the needs of Belgian motorists.
Signed on October 23, 2023, this partnership aims to build an initial series of 9 supercharger stations and operate nearly 50 charging points starting in 2024. These stations, located in the parking lots of Ardent Invest’s commercial sites and near major roadways, will be open to both individual and professional customers, enabling the charging of all electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Equipped with power of up to 300 kW, these ultra-fast charging stations will offer reduced charging times of up to nearly 20 minutes to facilitate electric mobility in Belgium. These charging stations will be powered by sourced European renewable electricity to provide customers with a low-carbon service and contribute to European decarbonization goals.
Since its founding, Dream Energy has been developing and operating a range of hydropower and photovoltaic plants to supply its charging network. Deploying slow charging stations for over 10 years, Dream Energy leverages its extensive experience and expertise in energy to build a fast charging network across Europe in response to the shift in the automotive industry towards electric vehicles.
Ardent Invest, with its strong Belgian presence, is diversifying its approach with a strong focus on customer service and energy transition. Its partnership with Dream Energy exemplifies this diversification and the shared commitment to investing in a sustainable service that aligns with the changing needs.
These two family-owned companies, driven by passionate entrepreneurs, share a commitment to long-term sustainability in support of the energy transition. It is this shared vision that has naturally led to the formation of this partnership.
A collaboration marked by a shared long-term vision and common values.
“This partnership with Ardent Invest marks a crucial step in our effort to accelerate the deployment of superchargers in Belgium. We are proud to put our expertise into such an ambitious project, combining it with Ardent Invest’s well-established experience in Belgium. More than just a joint investment, it’s primarily about sharing a long-term vision, marked by the determination to approach the energy transition by focusing on customer needs. We believe in creating sustainable and accessible solutions to facilitate the energy transition, and this partnership is the perfect illustration of our companies’ joint commitment to these values.” – Philippe Baudry, CEO of the ARTEA Group and its subsidiary Dream Energy.
“Strengthening this partnership with Dream Energy was a natural choice for Ardent Invest. Not only are we excited to collaborate with an experienced renewable energy player whose service quality has already been proven on its home turf, but we are also delighted to partner with a company that shares our entrepreneurial spirit, the desire to create synergies, and common values. We are also very proud to contribute, through this partnership, to the deployment of electric mobility in our country and to provide Belgian electric or hybrid vehicle drivers with a charging experience that offers comfort, speed, and convenience. A real ‘must’ to support the booming trend toward this mode of transportation.” – Nicolas Léonard, CEO of Ardent Invest.