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8 12, 2022

Kacper Kostrzewa: Project BC-Wind is being implemented according to the planned schedule


Paweł Wróbel, BalticWind.EU: The first projects in the Polish Baltic Sea, BC-Wind is one of them, attract particular attention. Their development shows what works well, and where there are barriers from the legislation side, supply chain preparation, infrastructure, etc. So - at what stage is BC-Wind? Kacper Kostrzewa, BC-WIND Project Director: BC-Wind is the first [...]

8 12, 2022

Support for companies investing in Polish offshore to be subject to inflationary valorization


The law freezing gas prices for residential consumers in 2023 includes a provision for the valorization of support for companies developing offshore wind energy in Poland. It was demanded by the industry due to rising inflation and project costs. Investors who obtained the right to cover the so-called negative balance based on the ERO's decision [...]

6 12, 2022

About the future of wind beyond economic competitiveness at the Gdańsk University of Technology

By |December 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Offshore Wind Energy Center at Gdańsk University of Technology is following up its series of open lectures with specialists from the wind energy industry. It is holding a meeting with Prof. Carlo L. Bottasso who holds the Chair position at Technical University of Munich, Germany, where he is the foundering director of the Wind Energy [...]

5 12, 2022

EU determined to secure its clean energy industrial base

By |December 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The European Commission is launching “Clean Tech Europe”, a new platform to strengthen its value chains for clean energy. The new Platform aims to advance the key industries that will deliver Europe’s clean and digital transitions. These include wind and solar energy, heat pumps, storage, grids and renewable hydrogen. The European Union is more determined [...]

2 12, 2022

In fear of China – will the European wind energy industry repeat the fate of the continent’s makers of solar panels?


CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Jochen Eickholt put forward a thought-provoking opinion on Linkedin. Referring to the New York Times’ piece on the state of the European wind industry, he indicated that although people would think that the sector should be blooming in current circumstances, actually “it is not – and there many reasons [...]

1 12, 2022

SeaSapphire – new joint venture powered by Eolus and Simply Blue Group begins development of 4 floating wind farms in the Baltic Sea


The joint venture named SeaSapphire, powered by Eolus and Simply Blue Group, is commencing the development of four commercial scale floating offshore wind parks in The Baltic Sea –two projects in Sweden and two in Finland. Simply Blue Group, is an Irish blue economy project developer, developing pioneering projects in floating offshore wind, e-Fuels, wave [...]

1 12, 2022

Tender for the Baltic Power Contract Engineer Service


The Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) is a project under development, located in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone in the Baltic Sea. The offshore location license covers a total area of approximately 131 km2 and the buildable area available for installation of OWF components is approximately 100 km2. Offshore export cable route is located [...]

30 11, 2022

Ørsted backs nature restoration in Danish coastal zones for the benefit of both biodiversity and climate

By |November 30th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Limfjord Council is heading a DKK 100 million EU project in Denmark aimed at restoring coastal areas, beach meadows, and shallow fjord areas. The fjords ‘Limfjord’ and ‘Mariager Fjord’ and the seaside area ‘Nærå Strand’ make up the framework for the 'Coastal Life' project, aimed at improving conditions for nature and the climate. Nature, [...]

25 11, 2022

Polish offshore farms to be secured against terrorist attacks

By |November 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Potential threats to offshore wind farms, ways to protect them, and legal aspects of the security of operation of these facilities are the subject of the analysis "Protection of energy infrastructure in the aspect of offshore wind energy development in Polish maritime areas", authored by Lieutenant Commander Tomasz Chyła, MSc, Eng., an expert at the [...]

17 11, 2022

Frédéric Billet: Launching offshore wind projects is a big challenge for the country and its economy as a whole

By |November 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Development of offshore wind energy in Poland is the path to green, cheap energy, which will help greatly to ensure energy security and reduce the risk of energy poverty. Such a process requires long-term strategies, partnerships with the local community and collaboration with trusted partners. We have seen great examples of such collaboration in France. [...]

15 11, 2022

FWPA: over 13 GW offshore wind planned in Finland


According to the Finnish Wind Power Association’s (FWPA) half-year review of wind power projects, in addition to onshore wind power, potential offshore wind power areas are also of interest to project operators. There are currently 13 offshore wind power projects planned, with a total output of nearly 13,500 megawatts. More than 3,200 MW more offshore [...]

13 11, 2022

Linklaters: The wind of change for the Polish energy sector is blowing strongly from the Baltic Sea


For Poland, the Baltic has always been a window to the world. Today, it is also an opportunity for Poland to become independent from coal-based energy through the development of offshore wind energy in the Polish exclusive economic zone. This new industry could become the flywheel of the Polish energy transition, so necessary today. Stable [...]

11 11, 2022

Baltic Sea Transmission System Operators prepare to manage risks on electricity adequacy


The leaders of the Baltic Sea electricity transmission system operators met in Helsinki on 2nd of November to discuss the energy crisis in Europe and the electricity adequacy of the region.  The transmission system operators of the Baltic Sea region actively cooperate and share information on the security and the electricity supply situation in the [...]

9 11, 2022

Jakub Budzynski, PTMEW: Poland as offshore industry hub for the Baltic region


Polish industry has a great opportunity to permanently strengthen its position in global supply chains of the offshore wind energy sector. We are already a leader in the Baltic. The key to seizing this opportunity is to build competence, develop cooperation within a technical dialogue between specific sectors and companies - says Jakub Budzyński, Vice [...]

8 11, 2022

Mike Crawley, CEO Northland Power: One of the big drivers of growth will be the energy security concern


We spoke with Mike Crawley, CEO of Northland Power, on the occasion of his visit to Poland in October, during which the selection of Vestas turbines for the Baltic Power project and the construction of an installation terminal in Świnoujście were announced. The Canadian company he heads is one of the most experienced developers of [...]

4 11, 2022

GWO: Wind Limited Access Standard released

By |November 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) released the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.  The standard consists of two, three-and-a-half hour modules. [...]

3 11, 2022

Border consultation for Utposten 2 wind farm


Svea Wind Offshore, a Swedish RES developer, is launching consultations as part of the border-setting process for the Utposten 2 wind farm.  A meeting organised by Svea Wind Offshore will take place in Gävle on 21-22 November. The meeting in Gävle will include a general presentation of the project and information on the planned activities, [...]

2 11, 2022

Offshore Wind Poland conference on 16-17 November in Warsaw

By |November 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Offshore wind energy will accelerate significantly in the coming decades. It will be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sectors, especially in Poland. Poland could become the largest offshore wind market in the Baltic Sea with up to 28 GW of capacity. Experts will discuss how to exploit the potential of offshore wind farms [...]

28 10, 2022

WWF and Ørsted in new global partnership to unite action on climate and ocean biodiversity

By |October 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

A pioneering new partnership between WWF and Ørsted aims to advance offshore wind deployment that enhances ocean biodiversity, and drive a global shift towards addressing climate and biodiversity goals together. Climate change is accelerating biodiversity loss, as crucial ecosystems and wildlife are hit hard by the impacts of a warming world. The ocean already plays [...]

27 10, 2022

Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm joint project location revealed


Today, the Estonian Government confirmed the location of the ELWIND joint Estonian-Latvian offshore wind energy project in the Estonian maritime area. Based on studies and analyses, the most suitable development area for the joint project in Estonian waters is the sea area west of the Sõrve peninsula. "Estonia's offshore wind energy is an untapped potential [...]

24 10, 2022

Lithuanian government strengthens communication of first offshore wind farm


"Offshore Wind Park" is a strategic investment of Lithuania. Implementation will significantly increase the country's energy security by reducing the country's dependence on energy imports. The Ministry of Energy has just launched a page where it presents the most important information about the project. In one place you can find, among other things, the status [...]

21 10, 2022

Pomeranian Centre for Offshore Energy Competence is developing cooperation with Polenergia and Equinor Polska


Rumia Invest Park is setting up a Pomeranian Centre for Offshore Energy Competence on the city's premises, where those wishing to do so will gain the training necessary to work in the offshore industry. The leaders of the offshore wind energy sector, Polenergia Group and Equinor Poland, have just joined the initiative.  
The meeting, during [...]

20 10, 2022

The Danish Energy Agency invites to a supplementary hearing regarding Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm


Supplementary 5-weeks public hearing on the sea-based part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). The signatory parties of the Climate Agreement on green electricity and heat of 25 June 2022 have decided to move Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm to a more southern location (light-green area in the above [...]

19 10, 2022

OCEaN: Speed up offshore wind and grid development with robust and timely Maritime Spatial Planning

By |October 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

At a joint conference on nature positive offshore energy infrastructure hosted by Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and WindEurope, the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) confirmed that it is possible to speed up offshore wind and related electricity grid deployment while protecting and restoring nature. Offshore wind and related electricity grid infrastructure are imperative [...]

19 10, 2022

Swedish Wind Energy Association: In the Tidö Agreement, the government should ensure technology neutrality and a level playing field


On 14 October, Daniel Badman, VD/CEO of the Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Vindenergi), commented on the Tidö Agreement presented by the Moderate Coalition Party (Moderaterna), Christian Democrats, Liberals and Sweden Democrats. The political agreement is the basis for a deal that allows the formation of a government after the September parliamentary elections.  According to [...]

18 10, 2022

OFFSHORE Career Day 2022 in Gdańsk – Catch the big fish!

By |October 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The first edition of the OFFSHORE Career Day at Gdańsk University of Technology is coming up. The event will be a possibility to talk to representatives of many companies about choosing a career path in the renewable energy sector.  The organisers of the event invite students and graduates, as well as those interested in offshore [...]

18 10, 2022

PGE Group chooses the port of Ustka as servicing hub for offshore projects


An operations and maintenance base for PGE Group and Offshore Wind Energy Competence Center’s  offshore wind farms will be established in the port of Ustka. PGE Baltica, which implements the PGE Group's offshore programme, has presented plans for the development of the port’s area for offshore projects. The decision to establish our future operations and [...]

17 10, 2022

BEMIP: Milestones for the BALTIC SEA offshore development – countries of the region are to agree capacity goals by January 2023


Member states of the Baltic Sea region are supposed to agree their capacity goals for offshore renewable energy for 2030-2040-2050 by 24 January 2023 to enable the EU transmission operators’ network to devise a plan for the development of the strategic integrated offshore grid. The deadline is close, and the European Network of Transmission Operators [...]

13 10, 2022

Baltic Power project driving new investments


Poland’s first installation terminal to be located in Świnoujście and a turbine factory to be built by Vestas in Szczecin are two new investment projects now afoot in connection with the Baltic Power offshore wind farm.  The joint venture project between the ORLEN Group and Northland Power will require 76 state-of-the-art 15 MW turbines from [...]

12 10, 2022

Siemens Gamesa turbine prototype set a 24-hour world record

By |October 12th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

  Siemens Gamesa has recently announced that their SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine prototype, which is the world's largest in operation, has set a new world record. The prototype turbine produced 359 megawatt-hours within a 24-hour time period, which according to Siemens Gamesa, is comparable with energy needed to drive 1.8 million kilometers in [...]

10 10, 2022

The Land and Environmental Court in Sweden rejects the application for offshore wind power within Gävle municipality

By |October 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The Land and Environmental Court in Östersund has informed on the 5th of October that it has rejected Utposten 2's application for a permit for offshore wind power within Gävle municipality. We have reported on the Utposten 2 project here. This is because the applicant did not meet the requirements of the Environmental Code for [...]

6 10, 2022

RWE bids for offshore wind seabed permit in Poland

By |October 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Poland is going ahead with its offshore wind build-out program by starting a competitive  process for an offshore wind seabed permit within 53.E1 area in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE is in  the race and has submitted a bid for the up to 1.5-gigawatts (GW) site, located around  75 kilometres off the coast of [...]

5 10, 2022

French experience and Polish local content: we are all constantly learning and looking for synergies


On the 13th of September 2022 a unique event: the "Polish-French Offshore Day" was held at the Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Incubator STARTER. It combined a meeting of the Pomeranian Platform for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Baltic Sea and a segment focused on presenting the French experience gained during 10 years of the formation [...]

30 09, 2022

“DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind”: Electrical Components as an integral part of wind farms

By |September 30th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Power systems and electrical components are an integral part of wind farms. The issues related to these elements constitute the main topic of research and engineering works for future offshore wind farm projects, also in Poland. Experts from DNV and Hitachi Energy Poland Sp. z o.o. shared their insights on [...]

30 09, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |September 30th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

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. The [...]

29 09, 2022

Sustainable offshore wind supply chain development: Cooperation will be key to achieve expansion goals

By |September 29th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore Wind has gathered momentum in Europe and the United States, where governments in several markets significantly accelerated and increased their expansion plans for offshore wind and green hydrogen. With a declaration signed today by six organisations and associations from Europe and the United States on the occasion of the [...]

26 09, 2022

Baltic Power secures contracts for key components of the offshore wind farm


76 turbines, each with a capacity of 15 MW, will make up the Baltic Power wind farm. The Company has signed further reservation agreements with suppliers of key elements of the farm, including wind turbines, export cables and the onshore substation. The project is being developed jointly by ORLEN Group and Northland Power, with [...]

21 09, 2022

DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind: design, verification and certification of offshore power substations

By |September 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore electricity substations were one of the key topics that experts focused on during the first “DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind”. Experts from DNV and Semco Maritime presented the subject of design, verification and certification of offshore power substations in offshore wind farm projects. […]

15 09, 2022

Smulders and Haizea to cooperate in Baltic Power

By |September 15th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Smulders and Haizea Bilbao S.L. have signed a Selected Supplier Agreement under which the two companies – subject to them concluding on the final contract – will cooperate for the supply and fabrication of more than 70 transition pieces for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in the Polish Baltic [...]

12 09, 2022

PG expands offshore wind power cooperation with PGE Baltica

By |September 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

PGE Baltica, the company responsible for the implementation of the PGE Group’s Offshore Programme, will be a partner in the 6th edition of the Offshore Wind Energy postgraduate studies conducted at the Gdańsk University of Technology. A letter of intent signed with university authorities on Thursday, 8 September 2022, paves [...]

9 09, 2022

Baltic Power signs contracts for the construction, supply and installation of offshore substations and wind farm foundations

By |September 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Baltic Power has signed contracts for the construction, supply and installation of offshore substations and foundations for a wind farm located in the Baltic Sea. According to the agreement, some of the components necessary for the foundation of the towers for the turbines will be manufactured in Poland. Later this year, Baltic Power will contract [...]

2 09, 2022

PhD Eng. Marcin Łuczak: The Baltic Windustry conference will show how industry-research cooperation generates concrete solutions for the offshore sector


On the occasion of the upcoming Baltic Windustry 2022 conference, which will take place on September 8 in Gdańsk, BalticWind.EU's editorial team asked representatives of the Gdańsk University of Technology to comment on the main goals of the event, its genesis and plans for future editions. Registration and a detailed conference program can be found [...]

2 09, 2022

Danish Energy Agency launches consultation on six more location applications under open-door program


As of 4 April 2022, the Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) has received 47 applications within the framework of the so-called open-door program. 16 of them were rejected due to overlap with state land reservations. The agency has received a number of applications for very large projects (capacity of more than [...]

2 09, 2022

Bornholm Energy Island – an agreement between Denmark and Germany on implementation of project to supply up to 4.5 million homes with electricity

By |September 2nd, 2022|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Denmark and Germany have agreed to complete the planned Bornholm Energy Island, after Ministers Habeck and Jørgensen gave the green light for it to be annexed to their countries. Once established in 2030, the Energy Island will be the first of its kind that can supply 3.3 to 4.5 million [...]

31 08, 2022

The Marienborg Declaration: Baltic Sea Countries declare more cooperation in offshore wind


On 30 August 2022 the Heads of Governments and Energy Ministers of the 8 countries around the Baltic Sea signed the Marienborg Declaration. They committed to new volumes for the build-out of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea and agreed to cooperate more closely on it and on energy more [...]

23 08, 2022

Poland supports Ukraine’s wind power sector

By |August 23rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The outbreak of war in Ukraine has also affected the energy sector, including the wind industry. Russian hostilities are frequently targeting critical infrastructure, including wind installations. Poland is supporting Ukraine and their wind industry. A special platform called Work4Wind has recently been launched to help Ukrainian wind workers find jobs [...]

22 08, 2022

RGI-WindEurope-OCEaN Conference: How to reconcile offshore wind farm development with marine ecosystem restoration

By |August 22nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI), WindEurope and the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) will hold a conference in Brussels on October 19. The meeting will discuss challenges and possible solutions to accelerate the deployment of offshore energy infrastructure while restoring European marine ecosystems. […]

19 08, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND Q2 2022

By |August 19th, 2022|POLAND, POLAND REPORT, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND / Q2 2022 Dear Readers, I am pleased to present you with another in a series of quarterly reports summarizing the Polish offshore wind energy market. In the shadow of offshore wind energy topics in the Baltic countries, the Russian war in Ukraine is [...]

15 08, 2022

Sweden’s acceleration in offshore wind energy

By |August 15th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Over the last few months the Swedish Government has made important announcements on offshore wind. Sweden does not yet use the full offshore wind potential its large coastlines offer. But they want to make up the lost ground. And the wind industry is lining up impressive gigawatt-scale projects in Swedish [...]

11 08, 2022

German offshore wind energy – summary

By |August 11th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The following text is published courtesy of the author Benjamin Wehrmann and the Clean Energy Wire website. Author: Benjamin Wehrmann, Clean Energy Wire Offshore wind power has been the last of several renewable power technologies rolled out at a large scale in Germany’s energy transition but has shown its ability [...]

4 08, 2022

Marlinks enters German market with Arcadis Ost 1

By |August 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Marlinks has won a contract to monitor the condition of cables for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany. Arcadis Ost is located in an area of the Baltic Sea with difficult seabed conditions. Topsoil accelerates the movement of the submarine cable into the lower soil layers and increases [...]

3 08, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA Q4 2021

By |August 3rd, 2022|LITHUANIA REPORT|

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA / Q4 2021 In 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, we have not only high hopes but also [...]

2 08, 2022

GWEC: 5-point plan to accelerate RES development

By |August 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released a roadmap for policymakers to chart a way out of the current energy crisis and climate change. The five-point plan, “Accelerating renewables to achieve energy security, affordability and climate action”, addresses the need to restore order to energy markets while meeting climate goals [...]

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