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1 07, 2022

OX2 applies for a permit to construct the offshore wind farm Aurora

By |2022-06-28T08:57:27+02:00July 1st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

OX2 has submitted a permit application under the act of Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone to construct an offshore wind farm in the Swedish Economic Zone between the islands of Gotland and Öland. The wind farm Aurora will be situated about 20 kilometers from the island of Gotland and 30 kilometers from the Island of Öland. [...]

1 07, 2022

K2 Management: ‘Slow down to speed up’ approach needed to hit ambitious renewables targets

By |2022-06-27T09:44:02+02:00July 1st, 2022|OPINIONS|

The European wind industry needs to slow down in its attempts to further drive down the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and scale back on building bigger turbines. This, at least, is the view of K2 Management, a leading renewable energy engineering and project management consultancy, which believes that unless the inexorable push to lower [...]

29 06, 2022

Waldemar Tarczynski: The University of Szczecin will educate RES market specialists in Poland 

By |2022-06-22T09:04:27+02:00June 29th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The University of Szczecin attentively follows the changing energy market in Poland, in particular the growing role of the RES sector, which plays a key role in the energy transition. Prof. Dr. Waldemar Tarczynski, Rector of the University of Szczecin, answers questions from BalticWind.EU about the university’s plans regarding its educational path. He does not [...]

28 06, 2022

RWE selected Siemens Gamesa as preferred turbine supplier for F.E.W. Baltic II

By |2022-06-28T08:31:02+02:00June 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE and Siemens Gamesa join forces to accelerate the offshore wind growth in Poland. RWE selected Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for their F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind project. The 350 MW wind farm is intended to utilize 25 of Siemens Gamesa’s flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines. A Service agreement is included. Subject [...]

28 06, 2022

Port of Tallinn to build a new quay to service wind farms

By |2022-06-28T08:44:36+02:00June 28th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The supervisory board of Port of Tallinn decided to invest up to EUR 53 million to build a new 310-meter quay with a 10-hectare area beyond the quay in Paldiski South Harbour. The investment is co-financed by European Commission in the amount of EUR 20 million through the military mobility project EstMilMob, which aims to [...]

28 06, 2022

Małgorzata Sikora: Koszalin University of Technology provides a versatile offer of studies for the offshore wind sector 

By |2022-06-28T08:35:47+02:00June 28th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Koszalin University of Technology is one of the Polish universities that wants to educate future specialists of the offshore wind energy industry. In an interview with BalticWind.EU Małgorzata Sikora, PhD, Eng., Professor of the Koszalin University of Technology, talks about the university’s plans, educational offer, and cooperation with companies in the energy sector. The commentary [...]

27 06, 2022

Piotr Stepnowski: University of Gdansk is committed to the development of the offshore wind energy sector  

By |2022-06-22T08:47:17+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The University of Gdansk (UG) is the largest university in the Pomeranian region. It employs 1810 research and teaching staff, who conduct education and research at 11 faculties for 24,000 students and PhD students. – The University of Gdansk treats the offshore wind energy sector strategically, taking into account the possibility of applying the results [...]

27 06, 2022

Giles Dickson: Biodiversity and renewables go hand in hand

By |2022-06-23T08:07:14+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European Commission has published its Nature Protection Package.  The package implements the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, part of the European Green Deal.  It’s also supporting the REPowerEU Action Plan, the measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the growth of renewables, which the Commission presented on 18 May.  The expansion [...]

24 06, 2022

Tomas Milašauskas: We hope to see more regulatory development to accelerate renewables projects

By |2022-06-24T09:10:27+02:00June 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

2022 is a landmark year for the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. At the end of March, the Lithuanian Parliament gave a green light for the regulations necessary for the emergence of first wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The regulations are being adopted, while in the background the countries of the Baltic Sea region [...]

24 06, 2022

Arcadis Ost offshore substation installed

By |2022-06-24T09:11:36+02:00June 24th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Parkwind, 50Hertz and Bladt Industries are thrilled to announce the successful installation of the Arcadis Ost offshore substation (OSS). The 2380 ton structure was installed by the Scaldis crane vessel Gulliver on its monopile foundation in the wind farm Arcadis Ost 1 located around 19 kilometres east of Rügen in Germany.    […]

24 06, 2022

Marcin Łuczak: The basis for personnel education is a cooperation of academic and industrial centres

By |2022-06-24T08:36:26+02:00June 24th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

The Gdansk University of Technology is one of the Polish universities that educates experts in the offshore wind energy sector. Prof. D.Sc. of Gdańsk University of Technology Marcin Łuczak, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology, Director of the Offshore Wind Energy Centre, answers BalticWind.EU’s questions. The commentary was originally published in BalticWind.EU Quarterly [...]

24 06, 2022

Agnieszka Rodak: Investments in personnel preparation are the key to building a strong offshore wind sector

By |2022-06-23T23:12:41+02:00June 24th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

Investments in personnel preparation and competence development are the key to take advantage of the opportunity to build a strong offshore wind energy sector in Poland – said in commentary for BalticWind.EU Agnieszka Rodak, CEO of Rumia Invest Park. The commentary was originally published in “BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Poland Q1 2022”. […]

21 06, 2022

OCEaN call for a strong EU Restoration Law

By |2022-06-20T08:24:06+02:00June 21st, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS|

NGOs, wind industry and Transmission System Operators (TSOs), working collaboratively in OCEaN, call for a strong EU Restoration Law with clear and quantifiable legally binding targets, as well as implementation and enforcement rules that enable ecologically-sound offshore wind and electricity deployment. […]

17 06, 2022

Baltic Power Forum 2022 – meeting with project stakeholders

By |2022-06-15T14:38:33+02:00June 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

More than 60 representatives from 30 institutions that are or will be involved in administrative procedures related to the preparation and implementation of offshore wind farm took part in a meeting organized on June 7 in Gdańsk. The event was addressed to stakeholders from the public administration sector, local government administration sector and institutions involved [...]

16 06, 2022

Rytis Kėvelaitis: Key milestones in Lithuanian energy and offshore wind market

By |2022-06-16T07:45:37+02:00June 16th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

Rytis Kėvelaitis, CEO of Energy Unlimited, summarizes for BalticWind.EU the first three months in the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. As he said, the key milestone is the adoption of the renewable energy law amendments regarding offshore wind.  The commentary was originally published in BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Lithuania Q1 2022. […]

14 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |2022-06-14T08:28:46+02:00June 14th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Parkwind and DEME Offshore announce the successful installation of the first Arcadis Ost 1 monopile foundation. This foundation will carry the windfarm’s substation. The 2,100tons, 9.5m diameter, 110m long monopile is one of the biggest ever installed and marks the first of 28 foundations to be installed over the coming weeks. With the installation of [...]

9 06, 2022

New report on effects of offshore wind farms on marine life

By |2022-06-09T09:25:13+02:00June 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Professor Lena Kautsky from Stockholm University is one of the authors behind the new report, which concludes that consideration needs to be taken to sensitive benthic areas, sound-sensitive animals, as well as seabirds when wind farms are established and that the turbine foundations can act as artificial reefs. […]

9 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |2022-06-09T08:31:06+02:00June 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Parkwind and DEME Offshore announce the successful installation of the first Arcadis Ost 1 monopile foundation. This foundation will carry the windfarm’s substation. The 2,100tons, 9.5m diameter, 110m long monopile is one of the biggest ever installed and marks the first of 28 foundations to be installed over the coming weeks. […]

3 06, 2022

Kacper Kostrzewa, OW: The meeting on 9th of June is meant to be a conversation and answer specific questions from suppliers

By |2022-06-04T12:01:49+02:00June 3rd, 2022|OPINIONS|

Ocean Winds - one of the world's largest offshore developers - will hold a Suppliers Day for potential suppliers of services and components for offshore wind farms in Poland on 9 June 2022 in a hybrid format. It is an opportunity for Ocean Winds to show its key position on the Polish market and answer [...]

31 05, 2022

Wind energy – way to energy independence of Ukraine

By |2022-05-31T06:01:48+02:00May 31st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

During this year’s edition of the most important event of the wind energy sector, WindEurope Bilbao 2022, we could not miss a discussion on the war in Ukraine and its impact on the energy sector. The European wind industry stands in solidarity with Ukraine, especially the energy sector. Dynamically changing [...]

25 05, 2022

Foreign ministers to meet in Norway in first CBSS Ministerial Session since nine years

By |2022-05-25T07:29:27+02:00May 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other high-level representatives from the Baltic Sea region will meet in Kristiansand, Norway on 24-25 May 2022 during the 19th Ministerial Session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) – its first ministerial session in nine years.  Organised by Norway, which currently holds the presidency of the CBSS, the meeting will be attended by the CBSS member states: Denmark, Estonia, [...]

20 05, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND Q1 2022

By |2022-05-20T21:18:31+02:00May 20th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND / Q1 2022 Dear Readers,  It is my pleasure to present to you the next in a series of reports summarising the Polish offshore wind energy market. In the passing quarter energy topics were dominated by the war in Ukraine triggered by Russia. Since [...]

20 05, 2022

Baltic Power seeks services and equipment supplier to build offshore wind farm

By |2022-05-20T13:49:45+02:00May 20th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Investor Baltic Power, implementing a joint project of offshore wind farm construction between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power, invites to pre-qualify for tenders for services and equipment used in the construction of an offshore wind farm in Poland. First, prequalifications will be conducted and then the interested entities will be invited to the [...]

18 05, 2022

RWE submitted 11 applications for location permits for wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-05-18T13:00:46+02:00May 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Poland is intensifying efforts to develop offshore wind energy. One of the elements of the process of building, and then operating, wind farms in the Baltic Sea is the procedure for obtaining the so-called location permit (PSZW – permit to erect and exploit artificial islands, structures and equipment for offshore [...]

17 05, 2022

How many stacked giraffes are as high as a wind turbine?

By |2022-05-17T21:59:20+02:00May 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Kids need comparisons from their own point of view to understand complex topics. The children’s book “Wind Energy for kids” by Thomas Simons uses sizes and comparisons with everyday objects to explain the basics of wind power to children starting from pre-school age. […]

12 05, 2022

RWE begins a dialogue with companies about F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm

By |2022-05-12T09:38:51+02:00May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

RWE invites Polish companies to a dialogue about the construction of the offshore wind farm F.E.W. Baltic II. In the first stage, the talks will concern the supply of services and components for the onshore substation of the F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm. The general contractor of the substation, GE Power / PILE Elbud, [...]

12 05, 2022

Hexicon and Elia Grid International collaborate on integrating offshore farms with onshore grids

By |2022-05-12T09:35:15+02:00May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) join forces to connect the wind energy produced by Floating Offshore Windfarms (FOW) to the onshore grid, and that on a global scale. The two companies will develop concepts and projects to integrate large scale floating offshore wind parks into the onshore power systems. The 5-year long cooperation consists [...]

11 05, 2022

Norwegian Deep Wind Offshore starts up in Sweden

By |2022-05-11T08:34:12+02:00May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Norwegian company, Deep Wind Offshore recognizes massive potential and great opportunities in the Swedish offshore wind market and is establishing its own company in Sweden.  The aim is to promote and create local jobs and work with local suppliers to build a strong and robust supply chain for offshore wind industry. In the first phase, [...]

10 05, 2022

TSOs, HVDC technology suppliers and the wind industry join forces to build the DC grid of the future

By |2022-05-10T08:30:18+02:00May 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

On Monday 2 May transmission system operators, technology providers and the wind industry came together to formally launch the READY4DC project. READY4DC will create a community of experts to work out recommendations on how to plan and build an interoperable and expandable direct current grid in Europe. The project is supported by the European Union’s [...]

9 05, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA Q1 2022

By |2022-05-09T17:00:31+02:00May 9th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA / Q1 2022 Dear Readers,   It is my pleasure to present to you the next in a series of quarterly reports summarising the Lithuanian offshore wind energy market. In the passing quarter, energy topics were dominated by the Russian-induced war in Ukraine. Since the [...]

9 05, 2022

wpd to sell offshore wind business to Global Infrastructure Partners

By |2022-05-09T08:36:10+02:00May 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent infrastructure investor, and wpd, a leading project developer and independent renewables power producer (IRPP) for onshore wind, offshore wind and solar, are pleased to announce that they have signed definitive agreements for GIP to acquire 100% of wpd offshore GmbH, the offshore wind business of wpd. The transaction is [...]

25 04, 2022

N-Sea completes environmental baseline survey for Södra Midsjöbanken offshore wind farm

By |2022-04-25T08:45:30+02:00April 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

RWE Renewables is currently developing the 1600MW Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Södra Midsjöbanken located in the southern Baltic Sea. N-Sea, along with their partner Ocean Ecology, were contracted for late season provision of vessel, equipment, and personnel to perform a geophysical site survey and environmental baseline survey, as well as [...]

20 04, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |2022-04-20T12:31:40+02:00April 20th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On April 13, the Lithuanian government approved amendments to legislation drafted by the Ministry of Energy to accelerate the development of RES in Lithuania. The new legislation removes the bureaucracy and excessive restrictions on photovoltaic and wind power plants and encourages the formation of energy communities, the department says. [...]

19 04, 2022

New offshore wind research to help reach net zero energy goals

By |2022-04-19T11:20:59+02:00April 19th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaboration between nine offshore wind developers, is launching 16 new research and development (R&D) projects this year. These span five key areas of logistics and operations and maintenance, cables, electrical systems, foundations, yield and performance. […]

15 04, 2022

Energy island at Bornholm to support local production of Power-to-X fuels

By |2022-04-15T05:42:40+02:00April 15th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The international consortium Bornholm Bunker Hub is launching a process to find partners and customers seeking to accelerate decarbonisation and refuel vessels with sustainable fuels. Local production of Power-to-X fuel is achievable when the Energy Island at Bornholm is established around 2030 with at least 2 GW of offshore wind [...]

11 04, 2022

SSE Renewables with Acciona Energia to bid for an offshore location licence in the Polish Baltic Sea

By |2022-04-11T13:40:51+02:00April 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

SSE Renewables, part of UK FTSE-listed SSE Plc, has submitted an application for an Offshore Location License (OLL) for the allocation of development rights for an offshore wind farm at site 60.E.4 in the Baltic Sea in Poland. SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía will collaborate in the development of the [...]

11 04, 2022

Lhyfe and wpd to produce of green hydrogen in connection with offshore wind farm in Sweden

By |2022-04-11T09:25:04+02:00April 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The renewable green hydrogen supplier Lhyfe and the wind power developer wpd Offshore Sweden AB have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly establish and directly connect a facility for green hydrogen production to wpd’s planned offshore wind farm Storgrundet in Söderhamn municipality, Sweden. […]

11 04, 2022

ABB and Ramboll to collaborate on offshore substation development

By |2022-04-07T10:11:04+02:00April 11th, 2022|DENMARK|

ABB and Ramboll have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on pursuing new prospects for offshore substations within the global offshore wind market. The companies’ combined strengths in energy, offshore, construction, operation and maintenance not only bring credibility for EPC contractors offering services for substations, but also enable an [...]

1 04, 2022

OFFSHOREWIND4KIDS enters the educational journey for the youngest in Germany

By |2022-03-29T18:48:33+02:00April 1st, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On March 23, 2022, William Beuckelaers, managing director of OffshoreWind4Kids, DNV, Northland Power Europe (NPE), the Competence Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation signed an agreement in Hamburg on cooperation with OffshoreWind4Kids within [...]

28 03, 2022

The data measurements are the way to go for designing and operating offshore wind structures

By |2022-03-28T08:44:47+02:00March 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Ramboll together with Aalborg University have delivered a PhD project that provides greater reliability upon the design and operational phase of offshore wind farms. The results show how measurement data based on the digital twin technology can help operators save money, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase lifetime of offshore wind [...]

25 03, 2022

K2 Management to advise Baltic offshore wind developer

By |2022-03-25T12:53:24+01:00March 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

K2 Management, a leading international renewable energy consultancy, will consult on the development of a pipeline of offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, after signing a framework agreement with Sunly, the independent power producer in the Baltic States and Poland. K2 Management will undertake pre-development studies and research for Sunly’s offshore wind projects [...]

22 03, 2022

Green Genius and Polenergia join forces for the first offshore competition in Lithuania

By |2022-03-22T09:06:30+01:00March 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Renewable energy company Green Genius, which develops solar, biogas, wind, and green hydrogen energy projects in 8 European countries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Poland’s largest private energy company, Polenergia. Together, they will seek to win a tender by the Lithuanian state for a wind farm in the Baltic [...]

21 03, 2022

WWF: Baltic countries lead EU for sustainable sea space management, but still put nature at risk

By |2022-03-16T00:56:30+01:00March 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Baltic countries’ plans to sustainably manage human activities at sea lack harmony across borders, and measures to restore and protect ecosystems are inadequate – that’s the conclusion of WWF’s Baltic Ecoregion Programme, which has evaluated Baltic EU Member States’ Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) strategies for sustainably managing marine areas and [...]

11 03, 2022

Polish opening of the Baltic Sea to floating wind farms

By |2022-04-08T09:17:10+02:00March 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Floating wind farms (so called “floating wind”) are one of the main directions of development of this sector. Also in the case of the Baltic Sea, investors more and more often indicate the potential lying in this technology, especially in places where due to the bottom characteristics and depth level the application of floating farms [...]

25 02, 2022

PGE and Ørsted are applying for a seabed acreage adjacent to Baltica Offshore Wind Farm

By |2022-03-07T08:40:11+01:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE and Ørsted are jointly applying for the 45.E.1 area on Ławica Słupska. This area of 17 sq. km is directly adjacent to Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm under construction in the Polish Baltic Sea and one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms. The application to the Ministry of Infrastructure [...]

25 02, 2022

Energoprojekt-Katowice will advise on Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 projects

By |2022-02-25T15:09:08+01:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE Baltica will be advised by “ENERGOPROJEKT-KATOWICE” SA in the preparation of the purchase documentation and during the tender procedure for the general contractor for the onshore connection to the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind farms, informs PGE Baltica, a subsidiary of Poland’s largest power producer. […]

23 02, 2022

Baltyk breakthrough – First Preferred Supplier Agreements in Poland’s offshore wind market

By |2022-02-23T11:08:39+01:00February 23rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Siemens Gamesa announced the signature of two Preferred Supplier Agreements for the MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III wind power plants with Equinor and Polenergia. These signings represent both the first preferred supplier agreements announced in the fledgling Polish offshore wind market, and also the first conditional agreements for the SG 14-236 DD offshore [...]

23 02, 2022

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel Doc join forces in offshore wind sector

By |2022-02-23T03:33:11+01:00February 23rd, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC have signed an agreement announcing their intention to collaborate in the field of offshore wind energy towards a carbon-neutral future. The partnership will focus on joint project implementation and the development of new markets and services. With around 25,000 staff in over 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the world’s [...]

18 02, 2022

Industrial Development Agency and GRI Renewable Industries are embarking on a new investment in offshore tower factory in Poland

By |2022-02-19T11:56:06+01:00February 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On February 11, 2022 an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) was concluded between portfolio companies of the Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA) and the Spanish company GRI Renewable Industries, S.L. concerning cooperation in the construction of a new tower factory for offshore wind energy (OWE). Estimated value of this investment is over EUR 100 million, and [...]

11 02, 2022

A tender for conducting further geotechnical research for the offshore wind farm Baltica has been launched

By |2022-02-11T18:53:14+01:00February 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish company PGE and the Danish company Ørsted are preparing for the third stage of geotechnical research. They will allow detailed verification of seabed soil conditions for the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a capacity of up to 2.5 GW. Previous phases of the study have [...]

11 02, 2022

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will design and install an offshore substation for F.E.W. Baltic II

By |2022-02-11T09:50:41+01:00February 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies in offshore wind, is further progressing with developing F.E.W. Baltic II, one of the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE selected Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of the French company Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for engineering, procuring, [...]

4 02, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND Q4 2021

By |2022-02-23T10:36:59+01:00February 4th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND / Q4 2021 Dear Readers,  I am pleased to present you with the second of a series of quarterly reports summarizing the offshore wind energy market in Poland.  Polish market – together with Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian – is one of those markets where, even [...]

2 02, 2022

Fugro has secured a contract to undertake cable route surveys for the Energy Island project

By |2022-02-02T10:10:32+01:00February 2nd, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Energy Island will serve as an offshore power plant distributing up to 10 GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighbouring markets. Fugro will perform a combination of geophysical, geotechnical services and laboratory testing to provide valuable insight into the ground engineering challenges along the cable route from the Danish landfalls to [...]

28 01, 2022

Ørsted ranked world’s most sustainable energy company and publishes climate leadership handbook

By |2022-01-25T22:48:13+01:00January 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Ørsted was ranked as the world’s most sustainable energy company on Corporate Knight’s 2022 Global 100 index for the fourth year running. From the frontline of climate action, Ørsted shares a handbook on how governments and businesses can move from ambition to action in a crucial climate year. […]

28 01, 2022

EOLOS has been awarded the wind resource and metocean measuring campaign for the Baltica-1

By |2022-01-25T16:58:51+01:00January 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE Baltica has signed a two-year turn-key campaign with EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions after a competitive public tender process that concluded earlier this month. This new campaign in the Baltic Sea adds yet another reference in the Baltic Sea for the Spanish vendor which successfully completed a similar campaign for [...]

25 01, 2022

First offshore wind power research permits granted for Finland’s exclusive economic zone

By |2022-01-24T21:24:25+01:00January 25th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Government has granted research permits for three offshore wind power projects in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Wpd Finland Oy was granted a permit on 20 January 2022 for the research area west of Jakobstad. OX2 Finland Oy received permits for two projects in the research areas west of Hailuoto and Jakobstad last week. [...]

24 01, 2022

Do WWII weapons dumped in the Baltic Sea pose a threat to wind energy?

By |2022-01-24T07:06:54+01:00January 24th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Author: Rafał Miętkiewicz, PhD, assistant professor at the Faculty of Command and Maritime Operations, Polish Naval Academy of the Heroes of Westerplatte in Gdynia, expert of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Institute for Energy Policy Establishment of the offshore wind energy (OWE) sector in Poland is a chance for multifaceted social development, building national energy security, and creating [...]

21 01, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA Q4 2021

By |2022-01-23T21:48:14+01:00January 21st, 2022|TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA / Q4 2021 Dear Readers,  I am pleased to present you with the first of a series of quarterly reports summarizing the offshore wind energy market in Lithuania.  This is one of those markets where, even though there are no operational wind farms yet, [...]

12 01, 2022

Daniel Fraile Montoro: The wind sector needs partners in the energy transition in Europe

By |2022-01-17T23:14:54+01:00January 12th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Daniel Fraile Montoro, Director for Market Intelligence in Wind Europe said in an interview for BalticWind.EU, that the European Union and all the countries, are committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. "There's been many studies showing that the best way to achieve that is through electrification of the energy system. Electricity is much [...]

10 01, 2022

IMCA finalises Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations

By |2022-01-10T19:19:52+01:00January 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has expanded its ‘Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations’ (IMCA M254). Originally published in October 2020, the guidelines were produced to help standardise the way in which vessels give personnel safe access to offshore structures, both in the wind and oil & gas industries, and were developed [...]

10 01, 2022

Valentin Novakovic: High-performance sensors and data analysis is key to optimising critical energy infrastructure 

By |2022-01-09T20:38:23+01:00January 10th, 2022|OPINIONS|

The development of renewable energy sources is linked to the expansion of the distribution and transmission network. The expanding electricity grid requires constant monitoring of its functioning, especially in real-time. We talked with Valentin Novakovic, manager from Ampacimon, who presented us with a way to measure the condition of the [...]

7 01, 2022

Victoria Gilbert: Offshore wind is a fabulous growth area 

By |2022-01-07T12:29:41+01:00January 7th, 2022|OPINIONS|

The difficulty of energy transformation and the efficient development of wind energy will not be implemented without the highest level of service. Swire Energy Services is one of the most experienced partners in the wind industry. We asked Victoria Gilbert, Technical Lead Offshore Wind at Swire Energy Services, about energy [...]

7 01, 2022

RWE and Northland Power to jointly develop 1.3 GW offshore wind cluster off the German coast

By |2022-01-07T08:22:00+01:00January 7th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

RWE and Northland Power strengthen their position in the German offshore market The companies have joined forces to co-develop a 1.3 gigawatts (GW) cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The partners have established a joint venture structure through which they plan to jointly develop and construct [...]

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