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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 [...]

5 01, 2022

Denmark announces new Power-to-X strategy

By |2022-01-05T13:17:24+01:00January 5th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Danish Government has released a proposal for a new strategy to promote and navigate the future development of Power-to-X (PtX) projects in Denmark. The Danish PtX strategy aims at reducing CO2 emissions, balancing the Danish power system and providing export opportunities for green fuels and PtX technology. […]

4 01, 2022

Gregor Scott: The designing of vessels is to ensure that they would be future proof 

By |2022-01-03T23:29:50+01:00January 4th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Offshore wind energy will not develop without raw materials, technology, transmission lines or ports. The growth of offshore wind around the world is creating more and more opportunities for ship owners and operators to maximize profits and grow their business in this industry. Gregor Scott, Head of Havfram’s Business Acquisition [...]

31 12, 2021

Ditlev Engel: We are technology optimistic. DNV expects a massive scaling of global energy, including the Baltic Sea 

By |2021-12-28T15:12:25+01:00December 31st, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

DNV plays a key role in the development of the offshore wind industry. Through its unique technological expertise, it supports developers to increase the efficiency of offshore projects at different stages of their development. DNV also provides certification services to the RES industry. We talked about the development of offshore [...]

29 12, 2021

Remigiusz Nowakowski: In Copenhagen we talked about the potential of green hydrogen in Poland 

By |2021-12-28T14:16:01+01:00December 29th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

During the Electric City 2021 conference the wind industry also discussed the development of RES in the context of green hydrogen production. Poland has big aspirations. The premiere of the report „Green hydrogen from RES in Poland” was announced in Copenhagen on 7 December. In Copenhagen, we talked to Remigiusz [...]

28 12, 2021

The commercial scale-up of floating wind farms requires a change of mindset about O&M

By |2022-01-07T23:24:51+01:00December 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY CORNER|

WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) published its White Paper Challenges and Opportunities of Major Maintenance for Floating Offshore Wind. The report is the result of one year’s worth of monthly discussions between participating WFO members during meetings of WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee on the topic of floating wind major [...]

27 12, 2021

Finnish Metsähallitus launches partner selection for its 1.3 GW Korsnäs offshore wind power project

By |2021-12-27T16:31:41+01:00December 27th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Finnish state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus is releasing preliminary market information and launching its partner selection process for the planned 1.3 Gigawatt (GW) Korsnäs offshore wind power project. Metsähallitus is looking for a responsible and experienced partner to accelerate the development, construction and operation of the wind farm. Metsähallitus will invite both [...]

27 12, 2021

Janusz Gajowiecki: Today we can become electrified and make it as cheap as possible

By |2021-12-27T08:15:59+01:00December 27th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

Poland is currently a thriving market for renewable energy sources, in particular wind energy. The country has aspirations to develop offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. Such large deposits of emission-free energy open up the opportunity to develop green hydrogen production. In Copenhagen, we talked to Janusz Gajowiecki, President [...]

23 12, 2021

Claude Turmes: The Baltic Sea with the North Sea will be the place to be to move faster into offshore wind

By |2021-12-23T11:04:52+01:00December 23rd, 2021|OPINIONS|

Claude Turmes, Luxembourg’s Minister of Energy and Minister for Spatial Planning in a commentary for BalticWind.EU talks about the Baltic Sea’s potential for offshore wind energy. As he notes, there are challenges in building the transmission grid, but Poland, for example, can be a champion of offshore wind energy. Finland [...]

22 12, 2021

New State Aid Guidelines allow technology-specific auctions, endorse Contracts for Difference to deploy more wind

By |2021-12-22T00:04:19+01:00December 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Today the European Commission published its new EU Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy. The new Guidelines allow National Governments to hold technology specific auctions and endorse revenue stabilisation mechanisms notably 2-sided CfDs. These are pre-conditions for the accelerated deployment of wind energy towards climate neutrality. [...]

21 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021

By |2021-12-21T16:33:53+01:00December 21st, 2021|TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021 In the first BalticWind.EU Special Report, we summarise WindEurope’s Annual Event ElectricCity 2021. The conference organized in Copenhagen gathered about 8000 wind industry experts. Being there we had the chance to follow the most important events, which we report for you in the [...]

21 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Peter Jenkins: IoT technology can help optimise offshore wind projects

By |2021-12-21T15:37:38+01:00December 21st, 2021|OPINIONS|

4Subsea is a provider of technology that helps operators optimize energy production from subsea oil & gas fields and offshore wind farms. Experts link expertise with data analytics and digital services to maximise lifetime of assets and reduce operational costs. Peter Jenkins, CEO at 4SUBSEA said in commentary for BalticWind.EU that the company brings [...]

21 12, 2021

Hundreds of entities interested in cooperation in collaboration on the Baltic Power offshore wind farm

By |2021-12-21T09:56:56+01:00December 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Almost 600 representatives of 369 companies and institutions attended a meeting for those interested in collaboration on the Baltic Power project. Building a strong supply chain is now among the crucial steps leading up to the launch of this project, which is of strategic importance to the entire power sector. [...]

20 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Daiva Garbaliauskaitė: Offshore wind is a silver bullet and the core of electricity

By |2021-12-21T10:20:35+01:00December 20th, 2021|INTERVIEWS, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania has ambitions to develop offshore wind energy, which will significantly support the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Energy Daiva Garbaliauskaitė talks to BalticWind.EU about the importance of windmill development in the Baltic Sea.  This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available for [...]

20 12, 2021

ERM Poland supports the process of obtaining environmental decision for the MFW Bałtyk I

By |2021-12-19T22:53:20+01:00December 20th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The company implementing the MFW Bałtyk I signed an agreement with the Polish branch of ERM, which is the world’s largest consulting company working in the field of sustainable development. The agreement concerns cooperation in the field of environmental and social consulting. Offshore wind farm MFW Bałtyk I is the [...]

19 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Rytis Kėvelaitis: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, are new and exciting markets for offshore winds

By |2021-12-20T08:31:41+01:00December 19th, 2021|ESTONIA, INTERVIEWS, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the European Union’s energy transition. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy. We talk about the role of the Baltic Sea in decarbonising the region’s economies with Rytis Kėvelaitis, Founder and CEO at Energy Unlimited.  Kėvelaitis stressed that three Baltic states, Lithuania, [...]

17 12, 2021

IECRE approves first renewable energy certification body for marine energy

By |2021-12-17T11:32:56+01:00December 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first renewable energy Certification Body (RECB) for marine energy by IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications. The System covers the solar photovoltaic (PV), marine and wind energy sectors. […]

16 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO: DNV expects a massive scaling of global renewable energy, including the Baltic Sea

By |2021-12-20T08:32:13+01:00December 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

How to reach Paris Agreement Net Zero goals and what are the challenges for different regions worldwide. At #ElectricCity2021 we spoke with Ditlev Engel, CEO of Energy Systems at DNV. This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available for download on our website next week.

16 12, 2021

Dickson: The new German Government has very promising new ambitions for wind energy

By |2021-12-16T00:05:14+01:00December 16th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The new German Government is up and running. The coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals brands itself a “climate Government”. They’ve agreed that Germany should exit coal-fired power earlier than planned – in 2030 if possible. And that much more renewable energy will be required to achieve that. So [...]

15 12, 2021

Eni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners extend their collaboration in offshore wind to Poland

By |2021-12-15T11:24:15+01:00December 15th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Eni, through its subsidiary Eni gas e luce that will become Plenitude in 2022, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its New Markets Fund I, have extended their offshore wind partnership in France by signing an agreement to collaborate also in connection with the anticipated allocation of offshore wind areas in Poland. By implementing [...]

14 12, 2021

Litgrid and PSE carried out the emergency support test on the Polish-Lithuanian interconnection

By |2021-12-09T21:03:49+01:00December 14th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Last Saturday, 4 December, Litgrid and PSE, the operators of the Lithuanian and Polish electricity transmission systems, carried out the emergency support test on the Polish-Lithuanian interconnection. The test was aimed at verification of Lithuanian system restoration and black-start capabilities using the interconnection together with newly installed autotransformers in Alytus substation. [...]

13 12, 2021

RWE receives Environmental Permit for its Polish F.E.W. Baltic II offshore project

By |2021-12-13T01:29:54+01:00December 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE Renewables has moved a major step closer to the realisation of its first offshore wind farm in Poland. Via its Polish subsidiary Baltic Trade & Invest Sp. z o.o., the company received a positive decision by the regional Director for Environmental Protection in Szczecin. This decision specifies the environmental conditions for the realisation [...]

1 12, 2021

MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind

By |2021-12-02T21:11:23+01:00December 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind, in a report adopted on Tuesday. The report voted in the Industry, Research and Energy committee in response to a European Commission communication stresses that meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets require speeding up the deployment of offshore renewable energy (ORE), but a [...]

25 11, 2021

Lithuania’s ambitions, DNV’s forecasts, and IOT sensors – BalticWind.EU talk with the wind industry

By |2021-11-26T10:43:27+01:00November 25th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Today’s industry talks at the WindEurope Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen focus on the challenges of scaling offshore wind, achieving RES targets, repowering, and technologies. Our speakers included Daiva Garbaliauskaitė, Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania as well as Ditlev Engel, from Energy Systems at DNV, and Peter Jenkins from 4SUBSEA. […]

24 11, 2021

50Hertz and Energinet sign cooperation agreement for offshore hub in Baltic Sea

By |2021-11-24T12:37:24+01:00November 24th, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Neighbouring transmission system operators 50Hertz (Germany) and Energinet (Denmark) seek to work together on the realisation of the ‘Bornholm Energy Island’ offshore hub by 2030. In the scope of the conference WindEurope Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen, CEOs Thomas Egebo of Energinet and Stefan Kapferer of 50Hertz today signed a corresponding cooperation agreement on the [...]

23 11, 2021

Wind will be half of electricity in a climate neutral Europe. WindEurope Electric City 2021 starts today

By |2021-11-22T22:54:36+01:00November 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

WindEurope’s 2021 annual event, “Electric City”, starts today. The three-day conference and exhibition will gather 400 exhibitors and more than 8,000 participants in Copenhagen’s Bella Center to explore the role of wind-based electrification in Europe’s future energy system. By establishing new partnerships beyond wind, “Electric City” aims to promote the use of wind energy across [...]

23 11, 2021

Heerema: We are in the process of modifying Thialf’s cranes to unlock the Baltic Sea for upcoming wind project

By |2021-11-22T22:46:16+01:00November 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Heerema Marine Contractors is committed to delivering solutions for clients worldwide. With Heerema Fabrication Group fabricating the required structures, the company is now modifying Thialf’s cranes capable of lifting 14,200 metric tons.  In 2022, Heerema will be installing 27 wind turbines for Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost I wind farm in the Baltic Sea using our novel Rotor [...]

17 11, 2021

WindEurope: Lithuanian offshore auction design proposals jeopardise the low-cost delivery of projects

By |2021-11-17T09:41:35+01:00November 17th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania is preparing its regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind in its waters. And new proposed auction rules have recently emerged in the Lithuanian Parliament which will jeopardise the delivery of projects at the lowest cost for society – WindEurope indicates in the press release. […]

16 11, 2021

PGE and Polish Academy of Sciences created the advanced model of wind flow through offshore wind farms

By |2021-11-16T07:43:41+01:00November 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

PGE Baltica and the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPM PAN) have completed a research project aimed at investigating the effect of blocking wind flow by large offshore wind farms. As a result of the work, an advanced model of air flow through offshore installations [...]

15 11, 2021

Vestas enters strategic partnership with Maersk on all containerised transport

By |2021-11-15T00:30:32+01:00November 15th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

To serve the growing global market for sustainable energy solutions and protect profitability in an increasingly challenging global business environment for renewables, Vestas continuously looks for partners that can help mitigate negative impact from the current supply chain challenges and scale business efficiently in the long-term. […]

12 11, 2021

Baltic Power to hold talks with suppliers about successive project stages

By |2021-11-09T23:23:04+01:00November 12th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Baltic Power, the vehicle responsible for the construction of PKN ORLEN and Northland Power’s first offshore wind farm, is arranging another meeting for potential contractors interested to join the supply chain for the project. Its participants will learn about detailed plans for each of the seven ‘installation packages’ making up the project implementation process. [...]

11 11, 2021

Cable laying for offshore wind grid connection in the Baltic Sea completed on schedule

By |2021-11-11T21:01:25+01:00November 11th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

50Hertz’s Ostwind 2 project reaches the next milestone. Around 170 kilometres of cable have been laid at sea and on land over the past months to connect two offshore wind farms to the German extra-high voltage grid. Now the last section of the submarine cable is being laid on schedule to complete the second of [...]

9 11, 2021

Preparation for the offshore wind in the Port of Gdynia

By |2021-11-08T18:45:38+01:00November 9th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

The Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed on 15 September 2021 is another milestone in the development of this sector in Poland, next to the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms of December 2020. This article is part of a series of comments on the main challenges to be [...]

8 11, 2021

Ørsted Poland and Warsaw University of Technology to educate offshore wind energy specialists

By |2021-11-08T12:13:25+01:00November 8th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Ørsted Poland and Warsaw University of Technology signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation. The aim of the agreement is to educate future personnel for the offshore wind energy sector, and in the future – also to create a scholarship programme for the most promising students studying in this field. […]

8 11, 2021

The Windanker offshore wind farm will reinforce the Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub in Germany

By |2021-11-08T07:56:24+01:00November 8th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola remains committed to the deployment of renewables in international markets. Its third offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, Windanker, will have 300 MW installed capacity and €800 million total investment. The project will reinforce the company’s Baltic Hub in Germany which also includes the operational Wikinger offshore wind farm (350 MW), and Baltic [...]

3 11, 2021

WFO issues White Paper Insurability of Floating Offshore Wind

By |2021-11-02T20:32:07+01:00November 3rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) published its first White Paper Insurability of Floating Offshore Wind. The report is the result of one year’s worth of monthly discussions between participating WFO members during meetings of WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee on the topic of floating offshore wind insurability. […]

2 11, 2021

Ørsted becomes the first energy company in the world with long-term science-based net-zero target

By |2021-11-02T14:25:56+01:00November 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched the Net-Zero Standard as the world’s only framework and leading standard for aligning corporate net-zero targets with climate science. As part of the launch, Ørsted’s 2040 net-zero full value chain decarbonisation target has now been validated as science-based. […]

2 11, 2021

PGE and Ørsted reach agreement on support level for Baltica offshore wind farm

By |2021-11-02T08:09:52+01:00November 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The investment partners involved in the construction of the Baltica offshore wind farm have started individual negotiations with the European Commission, concerning the determination of an individual price in the differential contract for both stages of the project – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. PGE and Ørsted expect a decision [...]

1 11, 2021

TÜV Rheinland signs contract with Siemens Gamesa for inspection of offshore systems in Baltic and North Sea

By |2021-11-01T10:46:13+01:00November 1st, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

TÜV Rheinland already agreed on a long-term cooperation with Siemens Gamesa at the beginning of the year for tests on offshore wind turbines in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. With this contract, TÜV Rheinland is intensifying its cooperation with Siemens Gamesa, which has been in place since 2017. […]

1 11, 2021

Vattenfall explores new ways to quantify biodiversity

By |2021-11-01T08:43:05+01:00November 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Vattenfall and French based CDC Biodiversité, a leading European organization in biodiversity assessments, have started a collaboration to assess Vattenfall’s biodiversity footprint. This is an important step for Vattenfall on the journey to secure a net positive approach for nature by 2030. […]

30 10, 2021

The road to Polish wind farms full of challenges

By |2021-11-02T10:56:50+01:00October 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed on 15 September 2021 is another milestone in the development of this sector in Poland, next to the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms of December 2020. This article is part of a series of comments on the main challenges to be met [...]

28 10, 2021

BLIX to create an offshore grid technology catalogue for TSOs Elering and Augstsprieguma tīkls

By |2021-10-28T09:46:32+02:00October 28th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Estonian TSO Elering AS and the Latvian TSO Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST) are developing a business case, investigating the possibilities to invest in an offshore grid. In order to evaluate the business cases of future projects, an offshore grid technology catalogue is needed. BLIX Consultancy has been commissioned to perform [...]

27 10, 2021

The European Patent Office intends to grant Hexicon patent for a floating wind power platform

By |2021-10-25T15:25:33+02:00October 27th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The European Patent Office (EPO) has confirmed its intention to grant Hexicon a European patent for the company’s floating wind power platform with tilted towers. EPO has also examined a third-party submission, similar to the objection filed against the patent already granted in Sweden, and did not find it relevant, [...]

14 10, 2021

Ørsted and ZE PAK join forces for new offshore wind farm locations in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-15T14:36:03+02:00October 14th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

ZE PAK, Poland’s largest privately owned energy producer who is currently implementing a shift from coal to renewables, and Ørsted, global leader in offshore wind with 30 years of experience, have signed a letter of intent to participate in the upcoming auction for seabed leases in the Polish part of [...]

14 10, 2021

Fugro’s seawatch lidar buoys to record wind measurements for offshore energy islands

By |2021-10-14T20:22:37+02:00October 14th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Fugro has secured a contract with Energinet to provide floating wind lidar measurements for what will be the world’s first offshore artificial energy island, which is being constructed for the Danish Government. Fugro will install and operate four SEAWATCH wind lidar buoys at two locations, Energioe Nordsoen and Energioe Baltic, that will act as [...]

8 10, 2021

Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission – talks on the future of grid infrastructure

By |2021-10-11T06:46:13+02:00October 8th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

SPONSORED CONTENT On 11-12 October 2021, the international offshore wind industry conference "2nd edition Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission" will be held in Warsaw, Poland. During this event, BalticWind.EU will host debates with representatives from offshore wind investors as well as ENTSO-E. This is an excellent opportunity to examine grid infrastructure development plans for offshore [...]

28 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind is essential for the just transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Poland

By |2021-09-28T08:26:51+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The [...]

27 09, 2021

WindEurope: Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm

By |2021-09-27T10:15:56+02:00September 27th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

On 16 August WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the kick-off meeting of the ELWIND project, the joint Estonia/Latvia project to develop a hybrid offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Dickson gave an introduction about offshore wind developments in Europe and shared the experience of past and existing [...]

22 09, 2021

PKN ORLEN appoints financial advisor for the Baltic Power

By |2021-09-22T09:12:00+02:00September 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

​A consortium comprising Pekao Investment Banking and Green Giraffe has been mandated as financial advisor for the offshore wind farm project Baltic Power. The two companies will be responsible for raising funding for the project, which is due to start in 2023, with commercial operation planned in 2026. […]

20 09, 2021

The BWO appeals to create the conditions for ambitious hydrogen production using offshore wind energy

By |2021-09-20T18:24:51+02:00September 20th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Green hydrogen will play a key role in the future energy supply system. Areas that are difficult to electrify can only be decarbonised with hydrogen. This results in high demand for green hydrogen. “We therefore appeal to the future federal government to create the conditions for ambitious hydrogen production using [...]

20 09, 2021

Vestas intends to cease production at three European factories

By |2021-09-20T23:39:51+02:00September 20th, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

To accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and improve wind energy’s competitiveness, Vestas continues to develop and optimise the products and solutions which offer to customers as well as expand partnerships with specialised partners in our supply chain. The ongoing integration of Vestas onshore and offshore business is a key [...]

10 09, 2021

RWE plans to build offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-09-10T09:34:05+02:00September 10th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the RWE – Essen-based energy company – was awarded two offshore wind sites. In the North Sea, RWE was able to secure a lease (N-3.7) for an offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 225 megawatts (MW). A second site [...]

9 09, 2021

OWC to assess wind conditions for future German offshore wind tendering sites

By |2021-09-09T09:38:38+02:00September 9th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

Offshore wind consultancy OWC has been awarded a contract by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for two future German offshore wind tendering sites.  OWC, an AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) company, has assembled a team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, [...]

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