1 09, 2021

Iberdrola signs land lease agreement for Baltic Eagle operations building


Iberdrola and the port of Sassnitz (Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH) have signed the lease agreement for the new operations and maintenance building that will serve the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, at a ceremony chaired by the Prime Minister of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig. The agreement delivers another important milestone in the offshore [...]

23 08, 2021

Germany has started consultations on the expansion of the electricity grid

By |August 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The German regulator, the Federal Transmission Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur - BNetzA), started consultations in August for the second draft network development plan for its expansion until 2035. The BNetzA also presented its assessment of the infrastructure development. The power grid development plan for 2021-2035 includes measures to expand the German transmission network, which are necessary [...]

23 07, 2021

Newsroom: Van Oord takes on Baltic Eagle project


Van Oord has signed a contract with the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. Van Oord will transport and install the foundations and ensure the supply, transport and installation of inter-array cables. With a production capacity of 476 MW, the Baltic Eagle wind farm will [...]

6 07, 2021

Newsroom: Baltic Science Educational Academy launches school for young scientists focusing on sustainable energy

By |July 6th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The CBSS B-SEA (Baltic Science Educational Academy) invites young scientists focusing on sustainable energy to participate in a 3-day school. The activity is supported in the framework of the CBSS Project Support Facility co-funded project "BSR Mobilities for Young Researchers". Young scientists and doctoral candidates often face the challenge of teaching in addition to [...]

5 07, 2021

Newsroom: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier awarded turbine installation contract for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm


Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract by Vestas Wind Systems for the transportation and installation of 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW wind turbines at the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany. The installation works will commence in 2024.  Baltic Eagle will be Iberdrola’s second-largest offshore wind farm in Germany. With a capacity of [...]

2 07, 2021

Stefan Thimm: IPCEI can help with European cooperation in the field of offshore wind energy sector and green hydrogen


Stefan Thimm, Managing Director of BWO, comments to BalticWind.EU on the German maritime spatial zoning plan and potential of offshore wind development on Baltic Sea from Germany side. Germany is one of the leaders in offshore wind energy development in the Baltic Sea. Wind power plants are already operating in German waters. Stefan Thimm, [...]

2 07, 2021

Environmental associations warn against the industrialization of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

By |July 2nd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Nine environmental organizations made a joint statement on the draft land use plan in Germany. They state unanimously that it is necessary to develop maritime areas, but in a more sustainable way. The environmental organizations BUND, DEEPWAVE, DNR, Fair Oceans, Greenpeace and NABU, Wadden Sea Conservation Station, Whale & Dolphin Conservation and WWF are [...]

30 06, 2021

Ostwind 2: Land cable successfully pulled in

By |June 30th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Another step towards supplying wind energy to the German electricity grid has been successfully taken. The land cables have now been installed underground over a distance of three kilometres from the landing point, where the sea cables meet the mainland, to the Lubmin transformer station. Using so-called HDD drilling - also known as horizontal [...]

30 06, 2021

24Sea will help Parkwind monitor the condition of the foundations in Arcadis Ost 1


Belgian offshore wind energy developer Parkwind developing the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany chose 24Sea as a supplier of systems for monitoring the condition of wind turbine foundations. The offshorewind.biz portal informed about the investor's decision. 24Sea has over 10 years of experience in analysing the dynamics of wind structures, signal processing, [...]

28 06, 2021

EIB supports technologically advanced offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea


The European Investment Bank and nine other institutions are providing a total of €570 million to build the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm — one of the most innovative wind farm projects in Europe — with EIB funding amounting to €150 million. Also contributing are KBC, Belfius, Helaba, KfW, IPEX-Bank, Rabobank, Société Général, ING and EKF. [...]

24 06, 2021

Newsroom: Vestas wins offshore order for Arcadis Ost 1, which will utilise industry-first floating installation method

By |June 24th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Vestas has secured a firm order for the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project from Parkwind, to deliver 27 V174-9.5 MW turbines 19 km north east off the coast of the Island of Rugen, in the German Baltic Sea. The order confirms the fifth collaboration between Vestas (previously through MHI Vestas Offshore [...]

24 06, 2021

German BSH has selected geotechnical research companies for the offshore wind sector


The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) has selected two companies, Fugro and Ramboll, to carry out geotechnical investigations of the undersea areas in terms of the development of future offshore wind farm areas. The Dutch company Fugro, specializing in geological research, announced in May that it [...]

16 06, 2021

Newsroom: Arcadis Ost 1 Reaches Financial Close on Global Wind Day


Parkwind, a company that develops, finances and operates offshore wind farms, announced that the 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm reached financial close. The project raised about EUR 570m of debt from a group of nine lenders: KBC Bank, Belfius Bank, Helaba, KfW IPEX-Bank, Coöperatieve Rabobank, Société Générale, ING Bank, EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit [...]

10 06, 2021

NABU: Germany crossing a red line with the construction of windfarms in protected marine areas

By |June 10th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has blasted German government plans to expand areas of the Baltic and North Seas for offshore wind power development. The new draft plan, presented by the interior ministry, identifies parts of the Dogger Bank, a transnational sandbank in the middle of the North Sea, as an additional priority area for wind power development. The planned “industrialisation” [...]

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