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1 03, 2024

Ignitis Renewables launches environmental impact assessment for offshore wind farm

By |March 1st, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Ignitis Renewables, an international green energy company, is preparing to build the country’s first offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea and, in compliance with the imposed requirements, has prepared an environmental impact assessment (EIA) programme for this project, which is of great importance to Lithuania’s energy sector. The environmental impact assessment itself will be [...]

28 02, 2024

PGE and Ørsted sign another agreement for exporting power from Baltica 2 project

By |February 28th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The contract relates the execution of steerable drilling under the beach necessary for routing 275 kV cable lines and the construction of so-called "connection couplers," i.e. posts connecting offshore cable lines with onshore cable lines. The works will be carried out by a consortium of Polish companies - ROMGOS Gwiazdowscy and ZRB Janicki. For the [...]

28 02, 2024

WindEurope Report: New offshore installations are accelerating

By |February 28th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, GERMANY, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN, TOP|

The latest annual statistics and seven-year outlook published by WindEurope reveal significant advancements in the European wind energy sector, particularly in the offshore market and among countries bordering the Baltic Sea. The report indicates that the European Union is on track to achieve its wind energy targets for 2030, owing to improvements in permitting processes [...]

27 02, 2024

RWE set up new team to deliver Offshore Wind Fleet Servicing

By |February 27th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, is to establish an initial 30 person dedicated Fleet Servicing Team for the UK and Germany to support its growing international offshore wind fleet. Initially focused on five operational projects off the UK and German coasts, the team will secure new, long term jobs, and have [...]

27 02, 2024

RWE announces winner of global Innovation Competition

By |February 27th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

Indeximate Ltd., a start-up founded in the UK in 2022, has won RWE’s second global Innovation Competition. The competition was launched with the aim to find innovative solutions in the domains of system integration, circularity and environmental protection in offshore wind that can support RWE´s growth ambitions and sustainability targets. In order to select the [...]

27 02, 2024

ENTSO-E: Shedding light on the impacts of two-sided contracts for difference (CfDs) in renewable energy development and market efficiency

By |February 27th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

To accelerate the development of RES and carbon-neutral generation required for the energy transition, public support schemes will likely continue to play a role in the coming years. The provisionally agreed legislative proposals to reform of European Electricity Market Design, which will enter into force this year, prescribe two-sided Contracts for Difference (CfDs) as the [...]

27 02, 2024

Give your views on the Offshore Network Development Plans 2024

By |February 27th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

The Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDP) is a new component of the TYNDP, delivering a high-level outlook of the needs of offshore transmission infrastructure. The first edition of the ONDP has been published on 23 January 2024. The plans translate EU Member States’ non-binding agreements on offshore goals from January 2023 into offshore transmission corridors, [...]

26 02, 2024

Erbud Signs Significant Contract for Baltic Towers

By |February 26th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TECHNOLOGY|

In a landmark development for Poland's renewable energy sector, Erbud has recently sealed a substantial deal aimed at advancing the country's offshore wind energy capabilities. The contract, valued at a staggering 358.4 million PLN, entails the design and construction of tower production facilities for offshore wind energy at the Ostrów Island in Gdańsk, a significant [...]

26 02, 2024

ENTOSO-E invites for public workshop on Offshore Network Development Plans

By |February 26th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, EVENT, FINLAND, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN|

ENTSO-E is inviting the stakeholders to a public workshop on the Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDP), in ENTSO-E premises in Brussels, on 1 March 2024. The ONDP is a new component of the TYNDP, focused on the needs for offshore transmission infrastructure. The first edition of the ONDP has been published on 23 January 2024. [...]

26 02, 2024

Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm Secures Building Permits

By |February 26th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Ramboll and Projmors have successfully secured two building permits for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm project, signaling a significant milestone in the advancement of clean energy solutions in the Baltic Sea. In a recent announcement made on their LinkedIn profile, Ramboll and their partner Projmors - Biuro Projektów Budownictwa Morskiego Sp. z o.o. have [...]

23 02, 2024

Sweden’s Wind Power Surge: A Positive Outlook for 2024 and Beyond

By |February 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The year 2024 has started on a positive note for Sweden's renewable energy sector, particularly in wind power production. Recent statistics from the Swedish Wind Energy Association reveal significant growth and promising trends that indicate a considerable expansion of wind power in the country. With a focus on sustainable energy solutions, Sweden seems well-positioned to [...]

23 02, 2024

The European Commission calls for evidence on renewable energy auction design for the European Wind Power Action Plan

By |February 23rd, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Commission has published a call for evidence on design elements of renewable energy auctions. Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback for 4 weeks until the call closes on 1 March 2024. The evidence collected through this call will help inform a Commission Recommendation and guidance document for EU countries on design elements [...]

22 02, 2024

50Hertz receives planning approval decisions for the Ostwind 3 offshore route

By |February 22nd, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Authorisations have been granted for the grid connection of the Windanker offshore wind farm in territorial waters and in the EEZ. Transmission system operator 50Hertz has received the planning approval decisions for the offshore route of the Ostwind 3 grid connection. This applies to the section in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the section [...]

22 02, 2024

Transparency International EU: Alarming corporate lobbying in climate safeguard negotiations

By |February 22nd, 2024|CLIMATE CHANGE, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Current developments have alarmingly revealed the extent of corporate lobbying in negotiations on safeguarding the climate. Take COP28, where a record number of fossil fuel lobbyists made an appearance, or the upcoming COP29 being hosted by Azerbaijan, a major oil and gas exporting country. This shows how urgent it is to protect these discussions from [...]

20 02, 2024

Report: Wind power is getting the Polish industry going. Flagship investments will offer more than 11,000 new jobs

By |February 20th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The wind industry will bring reliable and stable profits to the Polish economy in the coming decades, while increasing the involvement of domestic companies and industry. The Wind Industry Hub Foundation has compiled information on flagship wind power supply chain investments, which together will soon offer more than 11,000 new, well-paying jobs. Will Poland really [...]

20 02, 2024

IPCEI Hy2Infra: Advancing European Hydrogen Infrastructure for Green Transition

By |February 20th, 2024|EU policy, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TECHNOLOGY|

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a third Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support hydrogen infrastructure. This IPCEI is expected to boost the supply of renewable hydrogen, thereby reducing dependency on natural gas and helping to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and the REPowerEU Plan. The [...]

20 02, 2024

PGE and Ørsted finalized all contracts for wind turbine installation vessels for Baltica 2 project

By |February 20th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

PGE Group and Ørsted have contracted vessels to install the second part of the wind turbines for the Baltica 2 project, one of two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The installation of wind turbines for Baltica 2 was divided into two phases, and the contractor for each phase was selected by separate tenders. [...]

20 02, 2024

OX2 and SMHI will collaborate to restore parts of the Baltic Sea through artificial oxygenation

By |February 20th, 2024|CLIMATE CHANGE, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TECHNOLOGY|

SMHI has been granted a research grant from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate to investigate, in collaboration with, among others, OX2, whether artificial oxygenation can contribute to restoring parts of the Baltic Sea that are currently oxygen-free. The oxygen gas is a by-product from hydrogen production at two [...]

19 02, 2024

Equinor and Polenergia with contracts for foundations of offshore wind farms Bałtyk II and III

By |February 19th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Equinor and Polenergia have signed final agreements with the supplier of foundations for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms. Dutch company SIF Netherlands B.V. will produce 100 monopiles for both projects. Monopiles are key components required for investments of strategic importance to Poland's energy transition. The subject of the contracts is 100 [...]

19 02, 2024

Baltica 2 with all necessary permits to start construction

By |February 19th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The Pomeranian Voivode issued permits for the construction of the offshore part of the Baltica 2 wind farm project which is developed by PGE and Ørsted. They refer to the construction of wind turbines as well as the offshore substations. These are the last permits necessary before starting construction. Both construction permits issued by the [...]

16 02, 2024

Equinor and Polenergia have selected Siemens Gamesa as their wind turbine supplier for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III OWFs

By |February 16th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

Equinor and Polenergia have selected Siemens Gamesa as their wind turbine supplier for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms located in the Baltic Sea. The two energy companies have signed final contracts for the production, delivery and service of 100 modern offshore wind turbines. The signed contracts are crucial for the development [...]

15 02, 2024

Global leaders pledge to strengthen energy security and accelerate clean transitions to keep 1.5 °C target alive during IEA Ministerial Meeting

By |February 15th, 2024|CLIMATE CHANGE, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Co-chaired by France and Ireland, meeting of ministers from around the world delivers mandates for IEA on membership talks with India, opening a regional centre in Singapore, launching a critical minerals security programme, and leading on implementation of COP28 outcomes.  Energy leaders from around the world met in Paris this week for the International Energy [...]

15 02, 2024

IEA Ministers invite Latvia to become Agency’s 32nd member

By |February 15th, 2024|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Ministers representing the IEA member countries today unanimously invited Latvia to become the Agency’s 32nd member, endorsing the steps the country has taken throughout its accession journey. Gathering at the IEA’s 2024 Ministerial Meeting, which also marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the IEA, ministers recognised that Latvia met all the requirements for [...]

14 02, 2024

PGE and Ørsted sign contract for transportation and installation of foundations for Baltica 2 project

By |February 14th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP|

PGE Group and Ørsted have contracted vessels to transport and install foundations for the Baltica 2 project, one of two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. Van Oord, the successful bidder, will transport and install 111 monopiles on the offshore farm construction area. This is the type of foundation that will be used in [...]

13 02, 2024

PGE Baltica begins geological survey for Baltica 1 project

By |February 13th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

PGE Baltica, a PGE Group company, has begun ground investigations for the onshore section for the Baltica-1 offshore wind farm. The study area will encompass the construction site of a future onshore transformer station and cable bench, i.e. infrastructure related to power derivation. The survey is carried out by a Polish company Geoteko. - Geological [...]

13 02, 2024

Litgrid completes eighth synchronization project with continental European networks

By |February 13th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Litgrid, the operator of Lithuania's electricity transmission system, has completed a project to install an Automatic Generation Control System. This is one of the most important projects preparing for synchronization with the networks of continental Europe. This software will help ensure stability of the country's electricity system and open up additional opportunities for market participants [...]

12 02, 2024

DEA calls for remarks on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the plan for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm (OWF)

By |February 12th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Call for remarks on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the plan for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). A public meeting about the consultation material will be held in Gilleleje on 19 March 2024. The Danish Energy Agency invites the public, companies, authorities and other interested in the coming Hesselø OWF to submit remarks on [...]

9 02, 2024

European Commission: EU funding for offshore renewables

By |February 9th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

The deployment of offshore wind energy is at the core of delivering the European Green Deal. The Communication on achieving the EU’s offshore renewables ambitions (COM/2023/668), published in October 2023, underlines the Commission’s continued commitment to reaching the offshore renewables targets and takes stock of the progress achieved so far. It underlines the Member States’ [...]

8 02, 2024

Elering is considering northwestern Estonia for the onshore connection of EstLink 3

By |February 8th, 2024|ESTONIA, FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Elering has applied to the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority to be granted a superficies license for constructing the third electricity interconnection between Estonia and Finland, with the onshore connection point situated in northwestern Estonia. The third electricity interconnection with Finland will further contribute to the security of supply, achieving climate and energy policy [...]

8 02, 2024

OX2: Offshore wind farm Galene has made great progress in terms of development in 2023

By |February 8th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The offshore wind farm Galene, which OX2 is developing off the west coast of Sweden together with Ingka Investments, has made great progress in terms of development in 2023. Emelie Zakrisson, Head of OX2 Offshore Sweden, tells more. In January, the county administrative board of Halland gave the green light for the project, initially called [...]

7 02, 2024

ZMPSiŚ admitted to the Offshore Wind Energy Alliance

By |February 7th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The largest maritime wind energy ports in Europe, associated in the Offshore Wind Port Alliance, wishing to expand cooperation to the east, have accepted the ports of Szczecin-Świnoujście into their group. The letter of intent was signed in Szczecin on February 2 this year. during the visit of King Frederick X of Denmark to Poland. [...]

6 02, 2024

The ELWIND wind park project begins cooperation with a Dutch company “Ventolines”

By |February 6th, 2024|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Latvia-Estonia cross-border offshore wind park project ELWIND begins cooperation with the Dutch company Ventolines. This technical consultant service provider has accumulated significant experience in wind park development. "Ventolines has contributed to wind park development projects in the Netherlands, Sweden, the USA and other countries, proving its competence and professionalism. For the needs of Elwind, [...]

2 02, 2024

Danish wind power giant Vestas celebrates cornerstone laying ceremony in Szczecin in presence of the King of Denmark

By |February 2nd, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Vestas, a global renewable energy industry partner for sustainable energy solutions, has laid the cornerstone for a planned offshore wind factory in Szczecin. The ceremony, attended by His Majesty King Frederick X of Denmark, official representatives of the Polish and Danish governments and business partners, took place on February 2 at Ostrow Grabowski. It underscores [...]

2 02, 2024

Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024

By |February 2nd, 2024|EDITOR'S CHOICE, POLAND, POLAND REPORT, TOP|

Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024 I am pleased to present special report summarising series of interviews „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024”.The year 2023 was full of initiatives that have permanently changed the conditions for the offshore wind industry. We asked key policy-makers and industryleaders for their assessment of [...]

1 02, 2024

Highlights from the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook Webinar

By |February 1st, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

During the LIVE WEBINAR Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook, key figures in the European energy sector discussed the progress and hurdles faced in expanding offshore wind energy, particularly focusing on the Baltic Sea region. We had the pleasure of speaking to: Morten Helveg Petersen, Member of the European Parliament Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope [...]

1 02, 2024

50Hertz holding company Eurogrid successfully places Green Bonds with a volume of 1,5 billion euros

By |February 1st, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Eurogrid, the parent company of transmission system operator 50Hertz, secured funds totaling 1,5 billion euros with its third and fourth Green Bond to continue the necessary grid expansion for the energy transition. It is the highest bond amount in the history of the company. Selected projects on land and at sea that can increase the [...]

31 01, 2024

WEBINAR Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook LIVE NOW

By |January 31st, 2024|EVENT, TOP|

Join us for Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook LIVE WEBINAR! LINK to LIVE STREAM: https://www.youtube.com/live/7elltCzaKe4?si=Knio0Rm4-WP_5yNZ The Baltic Sea boasts the potential to develop over 90 GW of offshore wind capacity. In recent days, BalticWind.EU has conducted a series of interviews featuring key voices in the industry, including WindEurope, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), [...]

31 01, 2024

German offshore wind industry: 2023 expansion overview and policy considerations

By |January 31st, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The industry associations of the German offshore wind industry and the non-profit OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE foundation presented yesterday the expansion figures for the full year 2023. The figures prepared by the consulting company Deutsche WindGuard show that a total of 27 turbines with a capacity of 257 megawatts (MW) fed into the electricity grid for the first [...]

30 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Lasma Livzeniece, Executive Director at Latvian Wind Energy Association

By |January 30th, 2024|LATVIA, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Lasma Livzeniece, Executive Director at Latvian Wind Energy Association. What is [...]

29 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Ditlev Engel, CEO, Energy Systems, DNV

By |January 29th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Ditlev Engel, CEO, Energy Systems, DNV.  What is the most significant [...]

26 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Ralph Savage, 
Director, Global Development & Stakeholder Relations, Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

By |January 26th, 2024|OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Ralph Savage
, Director, Global Development & Stakeholder Relations, Global Wind Organisation [...]

26 01, 2024

TotalEnergies and European Energy expand their collaboration to offshore projects in Scandinavia

By |January 26th, 2024|DENMARK, FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

As part of its integrated development in electricity, TotalEnergies has signed a new agreement with European Energy to develop offshore wind projects in three Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland and Sweden. 405 MW of offshore wind power under development in Denmark The agreement entails the acquisition by TotalEnergies of a 85% equity stake in the Jammerland [...]

25 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Kacper Kostrzewa, BC-Wind Project Director, Ocean Winds

By |January 25th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Kacper Kostrzewa, BC-Wind Project Director, Ocean Winds.  What is the most [...]

25 01, 2024

Baltic Breeze: ENTSO-E Unveils Offshore Network Development Plans

By |January 25th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

In a significant stride towards achieving the European Union's ambitious decarbonization goals, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has unveiled the first-ever Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs) as part of its Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) for 2024. This groundbreaking initiative marks a crucial step in deploying offshore infrastructure across European [...]

23 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy

By |January 23rd, 2024|AUTHORS, ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy. What is the most significant [...]

23 01, 2024

WindEurope: Europe sets course for cooperation on cross-border offshore grids

By |January 23rd, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) published EU Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs). The ONDPs are the first comprehensive cross-border review of existing offshore grid capacity and future offshore grid requirements at sea basin level. They will help to accelerate the expansion of offshore wind and facilitate the deployment of innovative [...]

23 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Roland Roesch, Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Center, IRENA

By |January 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Roland Roesch, Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Center, IRENA. From my [...]

23 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Kamil Kobyliński, Head of Offshore Wind Poland in TotalEnergies

By |January 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Kamil Kobyliński, Head of Offshore Wind Poland in Total Energies. From [...]

23 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Daniel Badman, CEO, Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA)

By |January 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, SWEDEN|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Daniel Badman, CEO, Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA). What is the [...]

23 01, 2024

Network regulation to become faster and less bureaucratic

By |January 23rd, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On January 18, The Bundesnetzagentur published a key elements paper on the future of cost and incentive regulation in the electricity and gas network sectors. "Network operators are successfully making considerable efforts to meet the challenges of the energy transition. We want to provide even more support to them in this endeavour. Over the years, [...]

22 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Otto Swanljung, Director, Wind Energy, Metsähallitus

By |January 22nd, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Otto Swanljung, Director, Wind Energy, Metsähallitus. What is the most significant [...]

22 01, 2024

CIP launches new company dedicated to developing energy island projects globally

By |January 22nd, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is launching Copenhagen Energy Islands (“CEI”): A new company dedicated to developing energy islands globally with backing from Nordic, European, and North American investors. Copenhagen Energy Islands will build on CIP’s long-standing experience and expertise within offshore wind to develop energy island projects globally. Copenhagen Energy Islands is currently developing a portfolio [...]

22 01, 2024

Ocean Winds supports the implementation of innovative unmanned robots to operate on BC-Wind offshore wind farm

By |January 22nd, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TECHNOLOGY|

The project to implement the operation of unmanned autonomous vessels to service offshore wind farms, prepared by Gdańsk-based Blue Armada Robotics, won the European ELBE Challenge competition for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe. The Call for Financial Support to Innovation, organized with support from the European Commission by the ELBE (European Leaders of [...]

19 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Dr. Dennis Kruse, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of WAB

By |January 19th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Dr. Dennis Kruse, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of WAB. [...]

19 01, 2024

OX2 and Ingka Investments apply for permit to construct the offshore energy hub Neptunus

By |January 19th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

OX2 and Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group – the biggest IKEA retailer – have submitted a permit application under the act of Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone to construct the offshore energy hub Neptunus off the coast of Blekinge, in the south of Sweden. The energy hub Neptunus is planned to comprise up [...]

18 01, 2024

Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners win a second seabed site in Estonia’s offshore wind tender

By |January 18th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

International green energy company Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through its Growth Markets Fund II are the winners of the auction-based competitive tender for development of an offshore wind farm in the Liivi 1 sea area in Estonia, having placed the highest bid in the amount of EUR 1.16 million. Having previously won [...]

18 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope

By |January 18th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope. What is the most significant development [...]

17 01, 2024

Million-EUR investment by Windar Renovables in the port of Szczecin

By |January 17th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

In the first half of 2026, a production facility will begin operations in the Szczecin harbour, producing structural components (towers and foundations) for offshore and onshore wind turbines. The manufactured components will be transported using, among other things, sea transport. The lease agreement for port areas has just been signed by the Szczecin and Świnoujście [...]

17 01, 2024

“Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook”: Morten Helveg Petersen, Member of the European Parliament

By |January 17th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

BalticWind.EU asked industry leaders and key policy-makers for their assessment of what has been achieved in the past year and what the forecasts are for 2024. In today’s interview of the „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind – 2024 Outlook” series, we present the opinion of Morten Helveg Petersen, Member of the European Parliament, Denmark, Renew Europe. [...]

16 01, 2024

Lithuania’s second offshore wind park tender announced

By |January 16th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Lithuania announced its second offshore wind park tender, spanning 90 days from January 16th to April 15th, invites companies with a proven track record in offshore wind project development. The proposed 700 MW offshore wind park, situated approximately 30 kilometers from Palanga, represents a substantial leap toward harnessing the Baltic Sea's vast wind energy potential. [...]

16 01, 2024

PGE Baltica publishes offshore procurement proceedings 2024

By |January 16th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE Baltica has published information about procurement proceedings planned to be launched in 2024 for potential suppliers interested in cooperation. The proceedings concern purchases carried out for PGE Baltica's project companies. The list includes procurements related to the construction of an operations and maintenance base in the Port of Ustka. Moreover, works for farm projects [...]

15 01, 2024

Polish Chamber of Offshore Wind Energy Inaugurated

By |January 15th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

On 11 January 2024, the founding General Assembly of the Polish Chamber of Offshore Wind Energy (PIMEW), which will be a continuation of the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW), was held in Gdynia. The founding members officially approved the statutes. Jakub Budzyński was appointed President of the Polish Chamber of Offshore Wind Energy (PIMEW). [...]

15 01, 2024

Skyborn Renewables engages local insights through resident survey for offshore wind power expansion in Finland

By |January 15th, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Skyborn Renewables Offshore Finland Oy, which is planning offshore wind power off Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Uudenkaarlepy, approached about a thousand residents and property owners in the area in question in the form of a survey. The survey itself was carried out by the consulting company Ramboll Finland Oy. The residents' survey will clarify the thoughts [...]

12 01, 2024

Global Renewable Revolution: IEA Charts Record Growth, Highlights Financing Challenge for Sustainable Future

By |January 12th, 2024|AUTHORS, CLIMATE CHANGE, OFFSHORE NEWS|

World added 50% more renewable capacity in 2023 than in 2022 and next 5 years will see fastest growth yet, but lack of financing for emerging and developing economies is key issue. The world’s capacity to generate renewable electricity is expanding faster than at any time in the last three decades, giving it a real [...]

12 01, 2024

Vestas announces second offshore wind factory in Poland

By |January 12th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP|

Vestas wants to become a leader in offshore wind, supporting Europe's build-out of offshore wind parks, and we are excited to announce our plans to establish a new blade factory in Szczecin, Poland. The factory is planned to produce blades for Vestas’ flagship offshore wind turbine, the V236-15.0 MW, and is expected to start operations [...]

11 01, 2024

OX2 prepares to connect the Galene offshore wind farm

By |January 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Last year, OX2 and Ingka Investments were given the go-ahead by the government to build the Galene offshore wind farm in the Kattegat near Varberg. Work is now beginning on preparing a connection to the electricity grid. The project company has signed a cooperation agreement with Ellevio and submitted applications for connection. The purpose of [...]

10 01, 2024

Report: Competitive industry and stable supply chain – 10 steps for a strong wind sector in Poland

By |January 10th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP|

The wind industry will bring reliable and stable profits to the Polish economy in the coming decades, while increasing the involvement of domestic companies and industry. The data shows that by 2040, the onshore and offshore wind sectors can guarantee nearly 200,000 new jobs and more than 450 billion zlotys in added value for the [...]

9 01, 2024

Commission urges Member States to enhance National Energy and Climate Plans for EU’s 2030 targets.

By |January 9th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Commission published in December its assessment of EU Member States' draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and issued recommendations to assist Member States in raising their ambitions in line with EU targets for 2030. The final Plans must be submitted by 30 June 2024. The draft updated NECPs bring us closer to meeting [...]

9 01, 2024

Germany approves Ostwind 3 offshore grid connection project

By |January 9th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Germany continues to make significant strides in harnessing the potential of offshore wind energy, as the German maritime authority, BSH, has recently granted approval for the Ostwind 3 offshore grid connection project. This initiative is set to facilitate the transmission of power generated by up to 300 MW of turbine capacity in the Baltic Sea. [...]

8 01, 2024

AI-Optimized Grid Balancing Pilot Launched in Finland

By |January 8th, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY|

A Finland-based energy group has installed a pilot project at an industrial park in the country, touting it as a first-of-its-kind system supported by the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Exaum, founded in 2021 as an energy company committed to working for greater deployment of renewable energy, in late November announced the 1-MW project is [...]

8 01, 2024

Aker Solutions to pilot floating-wind power hub in Norway

By |January 8th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY|

Aker Solutions has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract with the Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) in Norway to pilot new subsea power system technology which has the potential to significantly reduce the costs and complexity of offshore wind farms. The project will see Aker Solutions provide new power transmission technology, Subsea Collector, [...]

5 01, 2024

LVEA: Lithuanian Wind Energy Sector Achieves Milestones in 2023

By |January 5th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

The year 2023 marked a dynamic and transformative period for Lithuania's wind energy sector, shaped by significant milestones and groundbreaking achievements. Selected by the Lithuanian Wind Power Association (LVEA), the events that unfolded reflect the nation's commitment to renewable energy.From financial support for offshore projects to the announcement of the first offshore wind park winner, [...]

5 01, 2024

Environmental Impact Assessment Report for North-West Estonian Coastal Wind Farm approved by the Ministry of Climate Change

By |January 5th, 2024|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Enefit Green plans to build a wind farm with a capacity of up to 1,100 MW in the North-West Estonian coastal sea. The proposed wind farm will be located on low-lying areas at least 12 km northwest and north of the coast of Hiiumaa. Based on the approved report, the Ministry of Climate Change imposed [...]

4 01, 2024

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier wins contract with Ørsted and PGE

By |January 4th, 2024|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a WTG installation contract with Ørsted and PGE for the installation of wind turbines at the Baltica 2, lot 3 offshore wind farm in Poland. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will mobilise one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels to the designated loadout quay and subsequently to the Baltica 2 [...]

3 01, 2024

Denmark establishes a new bidding zone at the Bornholm Energy Island

By |January 3rd, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Danish Energy Agency has contributed to the establishment of a new bidding zone that will enter into force with the commissioning of Bornholm Energy Island. The bidding zone is being established on the basis of a structural congestion identified by Energinet in the electricity transmission grid that will connect Bornholm Energy Island with Zealand [...]

28 12, 2023

Top 15 most read news in 2023

By |December 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

As a wrap-up to the end of the year, we present our most read news on offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea region in 2023. The following overview shows how much is happening in the sector – both in projects and the regulatory and political framework. We encourage you to read again top 15 [...]

27 12, 2023

Deep Wind Offshore submits permit application for Olof Skötkonung Wind Farm in Sweden

By |December 27th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Deep Wind Offshore is submitting a permit application for the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm on the south coast of Sweden. The Olof Skötkonung wind farm in the Gulf of Bothnia, northeast of Gävleborg and Uppsala counties. The planned wind park will include a maximum of 70 wind turbines.  - Deep Wind Offshore [...]

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