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3 10, 2023

Inaugaration Of New Wind Turbine Blade Test Rig


More than 100 employees, consultants, suppliers, customers and collaboration partners were gathered for the inauguration event. The ribbon was cut by (from left to right) Test rig project Manager (Hvejsel Advise), Christian Frier Hvejsel; Head of Technology Development Blades (Siemens Gamesa), Peter Fuglsang; Chairman of the Board (Blaest), Kim Sandgaard-Mørk; Chairman of the Board (Port [...]

3 10, 2023

Online game brings green hydrogen research to life


Leuna, September 20, 2023. The production of green hydrogen at sea researched in the H2Mare Flagship Project can now be experienced in the form of a browser game. In »Offshore - the H2Mare Game«, players can build their own offshore wind park, produce green hydrogen and test the future technologies researched in the project on [...]

3 10, 2023

Construction of offshore wind farms will gain momentum


The road to strengthening Poland's energy security through the use of the sea has been opened. October 2, 2023, the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure organized a conference "Offshore - concessions in Polish maritime areas", summarizing the process of issuing permits for the construction of offshore wind farms. - Building an offshore wind energy sector is [...]

3 10, 2023

NKT secures framework agreement and record order for five power cable projects supporting the German Energiewende


NKT has been awarded a combination of five on- and offshore power cable projects embedded in a long-term framework agreement by the German TSO 50Hertz. With a combined value of approx. EUR 3.5bn, the order is a new company record for NKT. 50Hertz, a German transmission system operator, has selected NKT to provide several 525 [...]

30 09, 2023

SeaRenergy Offshore to develop offshore substation design for BC-Wind

By |September 30th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Ocean Winds Polska and the Polish branch of SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH have signed a contract to develop the conceptual design, construction permit design documentation and obtain an occupancy permit for an offshore substation for the BC-Wind project. The scope of the contract includes the development of a conceptual design for an offshore substation, together [...]

29 09, 2023

Allianz: Economic pressures and tech innovation in offshore wind need to be managed

By |September 29th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

The potential of offshore wind as a viable source of clean power for the energy transition is indisputable. Investment in the sector is growing rapidly around the world, the power capacity of installations is ramping up, and technological innovations are proliferating – from multi-purpose windfarms and floating installations to next-generation connectivity and drone-based maintenance. Developers [...]

28 09, 2023

Vestas wins 1,140 MW offshore order for V236-15.0 MW wind turbines in Poland

By |September 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

Vestas has secured a 1,140 MW firm order from Baltic Power Sp. z o.o, a joint venture between ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc, for the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland. The firm order announcement is in reference to Vestas’ Company Announcement 16/2023 of 28 September 2023. Vestas will supply, install, and commission [...]

28 09, 2023

Eurelectric: Accelerating electrification requires infrastructure


The peak of the energy crisis may be over, but not the challenges to Europe’s decarbonisation and security of supply. Homegrown clean and renewable electrification remains THE answer, but higher investments and upgraded infrastructure are urgently needed to enable a tripling in electrification rates by 2050. With 6½ years until 2030, Europe must attract unprecedented [...]

26 09, 2023

IEA: The path to limiting global warming to 1.5 °C has narrowed, but clean energy growth is keeping it open

By |September 26th, 2023|CLIMATE CHANGE, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

Update of IEA’s landmark Net Zero Roadmap shows greater ambition and implementation, supported by stronger international cooperation, will be critical to reach climate goals. Driving greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s energy sector to net zero and limiting global warming to 1.5 °C remains possible due to the record growth of key clean energy technologies, [...]

26 09, 2023

RWE and FRS Windcat Polska present a hydrogen-powered CTV unit to transport offshore wind farm crews


RWE and FRS Windcat Polska presented the Hydrocat 55, one of the world's first dual-fuel crew transport vessels (CTV), in the port of Ustka. It is a dual-fuel, MDO-fueled unit that can also run on hydrogen, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. In the presence of Jacek Maniszewski, Mayor of the City of Ustka, representatives of local [...]

25 09, 2023

CEF Energy: two Baltic projects obtain the status to join the CB RES list

By |September 25th, 2023|ESTONIA, EU policy, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The European Commission has announced today that two more projects have obtained the status required to be part of the List of Renewable Energy Cross-border Projects (CB RES list) under the Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF Energy). The list, launched for the first time in August 2022, has now a total of five projects. [...]

25 09, 2023

IEA report: Momentum behind low-emissions hydrogen continues to grow


Momentum behind low-emissions hydrogen continues to grow despite the slow roll-out of financial incentives and stubborn cost pressures that threaten to delay projects, says new IEA report. But production levels can still increase substantially by 2030 if all announced projects are realised and greater efforts are made on encouraging uptake. The number of announced projects [...]

25 09, 2023

EBRD to extend a €140 million loan to Baltic Power

By |September 25th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of Poland’s renewable energy capacity by extending a €140 million loan to Baltic Power to finance the construction of the country’s first offshore wind farm. The EBRD’s financing is provided alongside that from a large number of international and local commercial lenders, the [...]

22 09, 2023

Dutch offshore sector bets on cooperation in Poland and Lithuania

By |September 22nd, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The success of ambitious offshore plans in fast-emerging markets such as Poland and Lithuania depends on leveraging the best available European sector experience in building and operating wind farms. Cooperation is the key to building local value chains. This is the main message from the Trade Mission of 20 Dutch companies to Lithuania and Poland [...]

22 09, 2023

Poland: InvestEU – EIB supports one of the world’s largest wind farms with €610 million in financing

By |September 22nd, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The project on the Baltic Sea will be developed by Baltic Power, with EIB financing backed by InvestEU. Poland will join Denmark and Germany in harnessing the clean energy potential of Baltic Sea basin. Once finished in 2026, the wind farm will generate nearly 4 200 GWh of clean energy annually. The European Investment Bank [...]

21 09, 2023

Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan” will participate in the European supply chain

By |September 21st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Szczecin Shipyard "Wulkan" hereby announces its involvement in the construction of the 1000 MW THOR offshore wind farm owned by RWE. Based on a recently signed agreement with Dajin Offshore, the "Wulkan" Shipyard is responsible for the delivery of internal platform packages. "Wulkan"'s plant is well equipped for both intermediate and large steel structures. "We [...]

21 09, 2023

IRENA policy brief: it is crucial to facilitate permitting processes for offshore wind projects

By |September 21st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore wind represents a key solution in meeting global climate goals, and an increasing number of countries are turning to this technology to catalyse their sustainable energy transition efforts. According to IRENA’s World energy transitions outlook, to remain on track to meet the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, nearly 500 GW of global offshore [...]

20 09, 2023

Budimex with contract to build terminal in Swinoujscie

By |September 20th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Budimex has signed a contract for the construction of an installation terminal for offshore wind farms. The general contractor will execute the land part of the investment for a sum of more than PLN 118 million. The project is the responsibility of Orlen Group, which wants to build the first in Poland, and simultaneously one [...]

20 09, 2023

Skyborn receives environmental permit to build 1 GW-Storgrundet Offshore wind farm in Sweden

By |September 20th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Skyborn Renewables (Skyborn) has received the environmental permit from the Swedish Land and Environment Court to build the Storgrundet Offshore wind farm, marking an important milestone in realizing the project. The permit allows for a maximum of 51 wind turbines, which, when fully operational, will have a capacity of roughly 1 GW and generate 3–3.5 [...]

20 09, 2023

First two sites were subject to several competing applications for establishing offshore wind farms in Estonia

By |September 20th, 2023|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

28 August was the deadline for submitting competing applications for the establishment of offshore wind farms on the Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 sites. Six competing applications were submitted for both sites, with the initial application bringing the total to seven. For the offshore areas, Liivi Offshore OÜ, Aker Offshore Wind Europe GmbH, Viru Keemia [...]

19 09, 2023

Northland Power Announces Signing of Credit Agreement for $5.2 Billion Project Financing at Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project


Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX: NPI) along with its partner, Orlen S.A. (“Orlen”), today announced that its Baltic Power offshore wind project (“Baltic Power” or the “project”) in Poland has signed a credit agreement to secure an equivalent of $5.2 billion of non-recourse green financing that adheres to Northland’s green financing framework [...]

19 09, 2023

Suomen Hyötytuuli starts FEED for turbine foundations in Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm extension project

By |September 19th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Suomen Hyötytuuli is developing an extension to Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm on the west coast of Finland. The wind turbines of at least 15 megawatts will be built in deeper waters than ever before in Finland. The company has now launched FEED (Front End Engineering Design) for Suomen Hyötytuuli’s own concept, which is the base [...]

18 09, 2023

N-Sea Polska and MAG Offshore are jointly developing Marine Coordination Centre’s (MCC)

By |September 18th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

N-Sea Polska and MAG Offshore are jointly developing Marine Coordination Centre’s (MCC) for Poland and the Baltics. With this approach the parties will share the relevant knowledge, experience, equipment, vessels and port facilities to serve our clients needs during the developing and operating phases of their offshore wind farms across the Baltic Region. The proposed [...]

16 09, 2023

Sensoria and Bladena Partner for Enhanced Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Integrity

By |September 16th, 2023|POLAND, REGULATORY|

Sensoria™ by MISTRAS Group, an innovative 24/7/365 wind blade monitor, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Danish blade specialist Bladena to provide an innovative solution to help maximize offshore wind blade integrity and uptime. As larger offshore blades are more likely to fail than smaller onshore blades, the collaboration combines Sensoria’s cutting-edge blade monitoring technology with Bladena’s [...]

15 09, 2023

They will get students into wind turbines – the first such project in Poland

By |September 15th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On Wednesday, September 13, a training project was officially launched for students of the Maritime School Complex in Darłowo, who will gain free certificates to work on wind turbines. The first training project initiated by Vulcan Training & Consultancy and the Polish Wind Energy Association worth more than PLN 1 million is being launched. This [...]

14 09, 2023

Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted: we need to have a 360 degree assessment of how auctions are designed

By |September 14th, 2023|DENMARK, EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Yesterday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union speech and announced a new ‘Wind Power Package’. What is the opinion of the wind industry sector on that matter? Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted shared his thoughts on social media and commented as follow:  Life is full of [...]

14 09, 2023

President von der Leyen is right: wind energy must continue to be made in Europe

By |September 14th, 2023|AUTHORS, EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union speech. As she addressed the EU Green Deal, the President stressed that the wind industry, so central to its delivery, was facing a unique set of challenges. To address these challenges, President von der Leyen announced a new [...]

14 09, 2023

Iberdrola installs all fifty monopiles of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

By |September 14th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola has successfully installed all fifty monopiles for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm together with its partner Van Oord. The next step in the ongoing construction phase now involves the installation of the transition pieces. These were manufactured by the Spanish company Windar Renovables and temporarily stored in the port of Mukran. The transition [...]

13 09, 2023


By |September 13th, 2023|TOP|

It’s Today! Suppliers Day is currently underway in Gdańsk. During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with key individuals responsible for purchasing and contracting for the BC-Wind farm. The event is being held in a hybrid format. We invite you to join the online broadcast. We invite you to ask questions through [...]

12 09, 2023

WindEurope Education & Skills Webinar

By |September 12th, 2023|EVENT, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Europe’s wind energy sector is at a pivotal juncture. As the continent accelerates its shift towards renewable energy, the industry faces a pressing challenge: a significant shortage of skilled professionals. But there’s a silver lining. WindEurope, a leading voice in the sector, is spearheading efforts to address this issue head-on. The Challenge and the Opportunity [...]

12 09, 2023

Sensoria: The Role of Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies

By |September 12th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY|

In a recent interview with BalticWind.eu, Valery Godinezazcuaga, Director at the Sensoria™ Center of Excellence, shed light on the pivotal role of the Fourth Industrial Revolution's technological advancements in accelerating wind farm development. "If we put the development of wind energy in the context of the historic industrial revolutions, we can say that the modern [...]

11 09, 2023

Free Wind Energy Training Initiative Launched in Poland

By |September 11th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

In a significant move for the European energy sector, Vulcan Training & Consultancy has partnered with the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW) to introduce a pioneering training initiative in Poland. Titled "Get into the wind turbines and work at the highest level!” this program is the first of its kind in the country. With an [...]

7 09, 2023

Public participation for Ostwind 3 onshore route section launched


The Ministry of Economics of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is accepting position statements up to and including 16/10/2023. The object of the public participation that is hereby announced is the third approval section, i.e. the onshore route section. The subject at hand is the construction and operation of the land cable as a 220-kV AC cable [...]

7 09, 2023

Landinfra Energy investigates the conditions for up to 8 GW of offshore wind off the Swedish coast

By |September 7th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish project development company Landinfra Energy AB (“Landinfra”) is investigating the conditions for the establishment of offshore wind in the Swedish economic zone and Swedish territorial waters. The company has selected nine areas along the Swedish coast where the conditions for offshore wind will be investigated. The areas are Falkenberg/Halmstad, Baltic Edge, Öland/Hoburg (three [...]

6 09, 2023

No energy transition without expanded electricity grid

By |September 6th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Europe needs to invest more in its electricity grids. It needs to accelerate the build-out of transmission and distribution networks, reinforce existing grids and increase their flexibility. “No transition without more transmission” – without these critical investments Europe cannot deliver its energy security and climate targets. In a new one-pager WindEurope lays out its recommendations [...]

5 09, 2023

Budzyński, PTMEW: there is tremendous mobilisation of the supply chain, but we notice a huge imbalance of demand and supply

By |September 5th, 2023|OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 20-21 September, the 12th edition of the international conference 'Offshore Wind - Logistics & Supplies' organised by the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW) will take place in Gdynia. BalticWind.EU is a media patron of the event. We spoke to Jakub Budzynski, Vice President of PTMEW, about where the industry is today, what is [...]

1 09, 2023

Nearly 17,000 people took part in the third edition of the “PGE Beach – Know the Power of the Baltic Wind” project

By |September 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Nearly 17,000 residents and tourists vacationing at the Polish seaside visited PGE educational zones in Ustka, Łeba and Sasin. For 36 days, as part of the project "PGE BEACH - KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND", thanks to dedicated attractions, you could learn interesting facts about offshore wind farms and renewable energy sources. Offshore [...]

1 09, 2023

The first (pilot) and only of its kind training program in Poland is being launched – Get into the wind turbines and work at the highest level!

By |September 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Due to the development of onshore and offshore wind power in Poland, there is a need for new specialized workers, including technicians and wind turbine installers. The project "Get into the wind turbines and work at the highest level" ["Wkręć się na wiatraki i pracuj na najwyższym poziomie"], initiated by the Polish Wind Energy Association [...]

1 09, 2023

50Hertz awards contracts for cables to connect the Baltic Sea wind farm Gennaker to the transmission grid


Following an international tender, the electricity transmission system operator 50Hertz has awarded two major contracts for submarine and land cables in the Baltic Sea to the suppliers Hellenic Cables and Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTT). The company's supervisory board, which includes representatives of the majority shareholder Elia Group, KfW and representatives of the employee [...]

31 08, 2023

GWEC: Global Offshore Market Outlook to 2032

By |August 31st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Global Offshore Wind Report 2023 by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has unveiled promising statistics and forecasts for the offshore wind industry. Europe remains at the forefront, contributing significantly to the 8.8 GW of new clean energy capacity added globally in 2022. The report projects a staggering 380 GW of new offshore wind [...]

31 08, 2023

New deal will foster Norway-Poland collaboration on offshore wind

By |August 31st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Norwegian Offshore Wind has on behalf of 380 members just signed a MOU with The Polish Investment and Trade Agency, aiming to boost offshore wind collaboration between the two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Warsaw this week. -These two markets have different strengths within offshore wind, and we therefore have a lot [...]

30 08, 2023

Windader West: Amprion brings 8 GW of offshore wind energy to North Rhine-Westphalia

By |August 30th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Amprion Offshore GmbH starts planning the Windader West energy corridor. The power connection should bring up to eight gigawatts of power from offshore wind energy directly to North Rhine-Westphalia and thus cover the energy needs of eight million people in total. In order for Germany to achieve its climate goals, offshore wind farms should provide [...]

29 08, 2023

German Naval Yards Kiel and Rheinmetall Project Solutions are jointly developing an offshore platform for ammunition disposal

By |August 29th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The danger posed to the environment and people by ammunition waste in the Baltic Sea has been known for many years. Politicians, associations and environmental organisations have long been engaged in intensive discussions to find suitable solutions. It is estimated that around 1.6 million tonnes of conventional and 220,000 tonnes of chemical warfare agents lie [...]

28 08, 2023

Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTTSC) secures a contract for the grid connection for Gennaker OWF


Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTTSC) informed on social media on Friday that it celebrates securing the prestigious EPCI contract for the Gennaker OWF Grid Connection OST-6-1 project (Lot-2) in the Baltic Sea. With well-deserved recognition for high-voltage export cables and an impressive track record in China and the International market, ZTTSC solidifies its expertise in [...]

28 08, 2023

Hellenic Cables S.A. is awarded an EPCI contract for the grid interconnection in Germany


Hellenic Cables, the cables segment of Cenergy Holdings, was awarded a contract by 50Hertz Offshore GmbH for the turnkey delivery of two export cable systems for the interconnection to the German grid of the Western Offshore Sub Station of Gennaker, an offshore wind farm with capacity of approx. 927MW located in the German Baltic Sea, [...]

22 08, 2023

Interest in building the Swedish wind power has never been greater – but it has never been more difficult to get a permit


Sweden is facing a gigantic challenge if we are to cope with the industry's climate transition and competitiveness, pressure the price of electricity and contribute to making Europe independent of Russian energy. Therefore, the government should not introduce new obstacles for wind power, writes Swedish Wind Energy Association's CEO Daniel Badman on August 16 on [...]

21 08, 2023

Estonian cabinet approves green reform action plan for 2023-2025


In a cabinet meeting on Thursday, 17th of August,  the Estonian government gave its backing to the green reform action plan for 2023-2025 drafted by the Government Office. The plan brings together almost 300 different actions in fields ranging from energy to the circular economy. It aims to reduce negative environmental impact, to foster entrepreneurship [...]

17 08, 2023

Pomeranian Governor has issued the first three construction permits for Baltic Power


Construction of wind farms in the Baltic is about to begin. Pomeranian Governor Dariusz Drelich today issued the first three construction permit decisions for Baltic Power. The permits are for three tasks related to the construction of offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 1,200 MW and the infrastructure associated with these farms. Tasks [...]

15 08, 2023

The Metsähallitus’ offshore wind power project seabed soundings moving forward


The preliminary surveys of Metsähallitus’ new offshore wind farm projects will proceed as planned for the autumn tendering process. During the summer, factors such as the constructability of the seabed in the Bay of Bothnia have been investigated. Last spring, Metsähallitus conducted a tendering process for the assessment the constructability of the seabed through seismo-acoustic [...]

14 08, 2023

Iberdrola awards Windar Renovables the transition pieces for the Windanker offshore wind farm


Windar Renovables has signed an agreement with Iberdrola to manufacture 21 transition pieces for the Windanker offshore wind farm in German waters. This is the sixth project of this type of foundation to date. The production will be carried out at the Avilés facilities, with the collaboration of a large number of Spanish suppliers in [...]

11 08, 2023

Baltic Power offshore wind farm with conditional investment decision


ORLEN's Supervisory Board has made a conditional investment decision for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, enabling the finalization of the design phase. The construction phase is scheduled to begin later this year, once the process of raising financing and completing building permits has been completed. At this stage, the joint investment by ORLEN and [...]

10 08, 2023

Ocean Winds invites SMEs to present Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle projects


In the ever-evolving world of offshore renewable energy, innovation is the driving force behind progress. Ocean Winds, a prominent industry leader and a partner of the ELBE alliance in leading European regions, recognizes the significance of research and development (R&D) in shaping the future of the offshore wind sector. In their pursuit to strengthen small [...]

10 08, 2023

PGE with Ministry of Infrastructure’s decisions on granting permits under Phase II offshore

By |August 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Polska Grupa Energetyczna announced that the Ministry of Infrastructure has issued decisions on granting permits for the erection of artificial islands, structures and equipment in Polish maritime areas for projects involving the construction of offshore wind farms. The decision concerns, among other things, areas in the Baltic Sea applied for in adjudication proceedings by the [...]

10 08, 2023

Vestas Posts Resilient Q2 2023 Results Amid Industry Challenges

By |August 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Vestas Wind Systems A/S has released its Interim Financial Report for the second quarter of 2023, demonstrating a steadfast performance in a challenging industry landscape. The report showcases encouraging figures, reflecting the company's determination to navigate difficulties and maintain its growth trajectory. In the second quarter of 2023, Vestas reported a quarterly revenue of EUR [...]

9 08, 2023

Media Partnership: Reuters Events: Expanding Ports to Achieve Large-Scale Offshore Wind Deployment

By |August 9th, 2023|EVENT, OFFSHORE NEWS|

European governments have pledged to deliver 160GW of offshore wind within the next decade, requiring €6.5bn of investment in port infrastructure by 2030 to meet these ambitions. In response to these announcements, ports are finding they will need to growing their business to support offshore wind energy, in the form of upgrades and expansion in order [...]

9 08, 2023

Seabed studies on alternatives to onshore wind farm connections

By |August 9th, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Institute of Coastal Research and Planning (VšĮ Pajūrio tyrimų ir planavimo institutas) has carried out a study on seabed alternatives to onshore interconnections for offshore wind farms. The aim of the studies was to collect data on seabed bathymetry, to identify objects that may affect the trajectory and installation of the power lines, and [...]

9 08, 2023

Lithuanian regulator approves maximum transaction price for autumn auction


The Lithuanian National Regulatory Authority (VERT) has decided to approve a maximum transaction price for the purchase and sale of electricity from renewable energy sources of EUR 107.18/MWh and a minimum transaction price threshold of EUR 64.31/MWh. These prices will be used for the second tender for the 700 MW offshore wind farm, which is [...]

8 08, 2023

PGE gains approval from the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to support financing of Baltica Offshore Wind Farm


The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a preliminary credit decision for the PGE Group's Baltica offshore wind project. The total financing package amounts to €1.4 billion. It is a significant step in securing the optimal financing structure to build PGE's first offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The project will consist of several [...]

8 08, 2023

Siemens Energy Confronts Quality Issues and increased product costs

By |August 8th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Siemens Energy, a prominent player in the energy sector, is grappling with substantial challenges within its wind turbine operations, as outlined in a recent press release. The company’s wind power subsidiary, Siemens Gamesa, has quantified the financial impact of both quality concerns and ramp-up issues in the offshore wind sector. Siemens Energy is revising its [...]

7 08, 2023

Jakobstad is investigating how the planned offshore wind power could affect the harbour, industry and residents


The Ministry of the Environment is distributing a total of EUR 1.3 million to municipalities for studies on green transition projects, i.e. solar, wind, hydrogen or biogas projects. Jakobstad receives the largest grant of almost €190,000. - It concerns offshore wind power off Pietarsaari. We will receive the money for various types of studies, what [...]

7 08, 2023

Advancing Renewable Energy and Sustainability among Estonia’s EU Policy Priorities 2023-2025

By |August 7th, 2023|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The government of Estonia has approved its European Union policy priorities for 2023-2025, with a strong emphasis on renewable energy and sustainable development. In the face of geopolitical challenges, Estonia aims to bolster its visibility and influence within the EU through innovative approaches and garnering support from other Member States. Key among Estonia's priorities is [...]

4 08, 2023

Ørsted and DHI develop bat and bird monitoring guidance for offshore wind industry


Ørsted and DHI have developed a bat and bird monitoring guidance document to support protection of vulnerable bat and bird species in the acceleration of the offshore wind industry. An accelerated deployment of offshore wind is necessary to halt the worst impacts of climate change, including habitat loss for bird and bat species across the [...]

3 08, 2023

Baltic TSOs signed an agreement for synchronisation to take place in February 2025


Elering, AST and Litgrid, operators of the electricity transmission systems of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, signed an agreement on the synchronisation. According to the agreement, disconnection from the Russian-controlled system and synchronous connection to the continental European grid will take place in February 2025. The agreement also stipulates that the Baltic countries will jointly withdraw [...]

2 08, 2023

Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to collaborate in Estonian and Latvian offshore wind tenders


A renewables-focused integrated utility Ignitis Group’s subsidiary Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) New Markets Fund I have signed an agreement to collaborate exclusively on offshore wind opportunities in Estonia and Latvia and intend to jointly bid in the upcoming offshore wind tenders in these countries. The partnership leverages Ignitis Group’s leading market position [...]

1 08, 2023

Important decision on power grid development for Polish offshore


An environmental decision has appeared for the 400 kV Choczewo - Żarnowiec line, which was made by the Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdańsk. Officials have issued an environmental decision for the construction of the project. The decision was announced on social media by Anna Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. https://twitter.com/AnnaTrzeciakow3/status/1686258445387800576?s=20 [...]

1 08, 2023

Tripling renewable power capacity by 2030 is vital to keep the 1.5°C goal within reach


Governments around the world should commit to tripling global renewable capacity by 2030 ahead of COP28 Scenes from a world baking in record heat in recent weeks present a grim reminder that limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C is crucial to avert the worst effects of climate change. Meeting this target demands strong [...]

31 07, 2023

GWO Publishes Crane and Hoist Training Standard

By |July 31st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Organisation has today launched its 10th training standard, adding Crane and Hoist to the portfolio. The standard ensures a basic level of safety awareness in lifting operations where no formal training or certification is required owing to the limited size of the lifting equipment in WTG environment. The training enables wind industry employees [...]

31 07, 2023

Aegir Insights Report: Offshore Wind Momentum in the Baltic States


According to the latest report from Aegir Insights, the Baltic states, comprising Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, are rapidly advancing their offshore wind energy initiatives, capitalizing on the vast potential of the Baltic Sea to drive Europe's energy transition. This surge in activity aligns with the region's heightened focus on energy security, independence, and renewable energy [...]

28 07, 2023

PGE Baltica complets its first full year of wind measurements in the Baltica 1 project area


PGE Baltica announced the completion of the first full year of wind measurements in Baltica 1 project area, and thus successfully completed Phase I of a measurement campaign aimed at capturing the full seasonality in recorded measurement data. As analysts point out, the consistency of the measurements was undisturbed, and the required threshold for data [...]

28 07, 2023

Stefan Thimm, BWO: The production of green hydrogen from offshore wind must begin now


Green hydrogen from offshore wind: create concrete foundations for investments now! "It is good that the German government has updated ist national hydrogen strategy. This provides more planning security for the offshore wind industry. However, based on the strategy, it is now important to establish concrete measures for the production of green hydrogen from offshore [...]

28 07, 2023

IRENA: Diversifying critical material supply chains minimises geopolitical risks


New report on the geopolitics of critical materials sees significant concentration in supply chains and calls for collaborative strategies to sustain the energy transition Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12 July 2023 – The energy transition requires a dramatic increase in the supply of critical materials, yet their supplies chains remain vulnerable to a range [...]

28 07, 2023

Benthic completed CPT site investigation for Equinor’s Baltyk II and III OWF


Earlier this year, Benthic, a Geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, completed a site investigation comprising cone penetration tests (CPTs) using its portable remotely operated drill (PROD) that has enabled the design of foundations for about 100 wind turbines and two offshore substations for the Baltyk II and III wind farms offshore Poland [...]

27 07, 2023

ACER: 70% Interconnection Vital for EU’s Offshore Goals by 2050

By |July 27th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS|

In a recent report released by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), there's a clarion call for a renewed focus on interconnection capacities, especially within the realm of offshore energy. The report emphasizes that the vision of interconnections has evolved; they should not merely be seen as bilateral agreements between two Member [...]

27 07, 2023

International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopts 2050 climate neutrality target


Dieter Janecek, Federal Government Coordinator for the Maritime Industry and for Tourism, welcomes the agreement which was reached at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the 7th of July 2023. He said: "Today is an important day for the mitigation of climate change: IMO has adopted more stringent climate targets to foster the decarbonisation of [...]

27 07, 2023

Masdar joins Iberdrola to co-invest in the Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany


Masdar, the UAE’s flagship renewable energy company, has signed a strategic agreement with Iberdrola, a global clean energy leader, to co-invest in the 476-megawatt (MW) Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Iberdrola will retain a majority 51% stake in the asset, which will help to accelerate green energy security in Europe. [...]

26 07, 2023

WAB: Industry must be enabled to take its place in the energy transition as an economic driver


The trade associations of the German offshore wind industry and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation yesterday presented the expansion figures for the first half of 2023. According to the figures prepared by the consulting firm Deutsche WindGuard, 24 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 229 megawatts (MW) were newly connected to the grid [...]

26 07, 2023

Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic is finalizing the construction of two offshore substations for the Ocean Wind wind farm


Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic is currently finalizing the construction of two offshore substations for the Ocean Wind wind farm for the American shelf. Both substations, produced by GPBaltic, will have a weight of 2,300 tons and will be delivered by sea to the wind farm off the coast of New Jersey, USA. Each of the substations [...]

25 07, 2023

Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic confirmed ability to build fully equipped service vessels in cooperation with Petrobaltic

By |July 25th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On 20.07.2023 in Gdańsk, at the headquarters of the Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic (GPD) a meeting was held with the participation of: GPB, Baltic Operator and Petrobaltic - Orlen Group on the construction of service vessels for the operation of offshore wind farms in the Baltic and beyond. The parties agreed on how to prepare the [...]

25 07, 2023

OX2’s sale of 49 percent of Finnish offshore wind projects to Ingka Investments is completed


On May 12, OX2 announced that an agreement had been signed with Ingka Investments for the sale of 49 percent of three offshore wind projects in Finland, with a potential capacity of about 6,000 MW. The deal was subject to customary competition merger filing approval. Merger clearance has now been obtained and the transaction has [...]

24 07, 2023

Lithuanian NERC approves the maximum purchase, sale price and the minimum price threshold for the autumn tender


The Lithuanian National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC) has adopted a decision to approve the maximum transaction price of EUR 107.18/MWh for the purchase and sale of electricity from renewable energy sources and the minimum transaction price threshold of EUR 64.31/MWh. These prices will be used for the second tender for a 700 MW offshore wind [...]

20 07, 2023

European Parliament vote sends strong positive signal for renewables investments

By |July 20th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Yesterday, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) formally agreed its position on the ongoing EU electricity market design revision, largely backing the European Commission’s proposal for a targeted reform. The Committee voted to maintain the merit order system and to avoid inframarginal revenue caps which fragment the internal energy market and [...]

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