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15 07, 2022

WindEurope: Negative bidding in German offshore wind law threatens supply chain

By |July 15th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The German Parliament has adopted a new Offshore Wind Law (WindSeeG). It makes important changes to the design of Germany’s offshore wind auctions. It established two different types of auctions, one of which involves negative bidding with no caps on the amounts developers bid. This is bad: uncapped negative bidding means additional costs for electricity [...]

11 07, 2022

PKN ORLEN and Klaipėdos Nafta establish cooperation in the field of offshore wind energy

By |July 11th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

KN (Klaipėdos Nafta AB), the operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and the companies of the largest Polish oil group ORLEN, ORLEN Neptun I and Energa Wytwarzanie, signed a letter of intent on the possibility of cooperation in the provision of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for wind farms in the Baltic [...]

11 07, 2022

Semco wins service contract for offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |July 11th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

In 2022-2027, Semco Maritime will perform service assignments on the Arcadis Ost 1 project’s offshore substation, which Semco Maritime has been responsible for designing and implementing all electrical systems on during the construction phase. The project is expected to be commissioned in late 2023 and will contribute 257 MW of green energy to the European [...]

29 06, 2022

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

By |June 29th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

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

28 06, 2022

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

By |June 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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

28 06, 2022

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

By |June 28th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

28 06, 2022

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

By |June 28th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

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

27 06, 2022

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

By |June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

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

27 06, 2022

Giles Dickson: Biodiversity and renewables go hand in hand

By |June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

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

24 06, 2022

Arcadis Ost offshore substation installed

By |June 24th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

24 06, 2022

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

By |June 24th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

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

24 06, 2022

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

By |June 24th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

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

21 06, 2022

OCEaN call for a strong EU Restoration Law

By |June 21st, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS|

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

17 06, 2022

Baltic Power Forum 2022 – meeting with project stakeholders

By |June 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

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

16 06, 2022

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

By |June 16th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

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

14 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |June 14th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

9 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |June 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

31 05, 2022

Wind energy – way to energy independence of Ukraine

By |May 31st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

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

25 05, 2022

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

By |May 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

20 05, 2022

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

By |May 20th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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

12 05, 2022

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

By |May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

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

11 05, 2022

Norwegian Deep Wind Offshore starts up in Sweden

By |May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

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

10 05, 2022

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

By |May 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

9 05, 2022

wpd to sell offshore wind business to Global Infrastructure Partners

By |May 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

25 04, 2022

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

By |April 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

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

20 04, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |April 20th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

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

11 04, 2022

ABB and Ramboll to collaborate on offshore substation development

By |April 11th, 2022|DENMARK|

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

1 04, 2022

OFFSHOREWIND4KIDS enters the educational journey for the youngest in Germany

By |April 1st, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

28 03, 2022

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

By |March 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

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

25 03, 2022

K2 Management to advise Baltic offshore wind developer

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

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

22 03, 2022

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

By |March 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

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

21 03, 2022

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

By |March 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

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

25 02, 2022

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

By |February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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

23 02, 2022

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

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

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

23 02, 2022

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel Doc join forces in offshore wind sector

By |February 23rd, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

18 02, 2022

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

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

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

11 02, 2022

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

By |February 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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

2 02, 2022

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

By |February 2nd, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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

25 01, 2022

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

By |January 25th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

21 01, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA Q4 2021

By |January 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, [...]

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