18 07, 2024

Metsähallitus’ offshore wind power project nature surveys to start in the waters off Närpiö, Pyhäjoki and Raahe

By |July 18th, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE|

Nature surveys for Metsähallitus’ Edith and Ebba offshore wind power projects will be launched in the waters off Närpiö, Pyhäjoki and Raahe. During the summer and autumn of 2024, the current status of the areas’ birds and zoobenthos, as well as the flow conditions and water quality in the marine areas, will be surveyed. The [...]

17 07, 2024

European Council’s Strategic Agenda 2024-2029 – green transition as a one of key priorities

By |July 17th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

Every five years, EU leaders agree on the EU’s political priorities for the future. This takes place in the context of the European Parliament elections and ahead of the appointment of each European Commission. Strategic Agenda for the period 2024-2029 sets the EU’s priorities and its strategic orientations for the next institutional cycle. As such, [...]

16 07, 2024

PSE and Litgrid signed cooperation agreement to build Harmony Link interconnector as overland line

By |July 16th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND|

PSE and Litgrid, transmission system operators in Poland and Lithuania, respectively, signed anagreement on cooperation on the implementation of Harmony Link interconnector as an overland line. The agreement establishes the general basis of cooperation between PSE and Litgrid for implementing the Harmony Link project. The project involves construction of the new double-circuit 220 kV alternating [...]

16 07, 2024

Joint call of German wind industry to strengthen supply chains and ports

By |July 16th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

Six German organizations dealing wind offshore wind energy development – Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. (BWE), Bundesverband Windenergie Offshore e.V. (BWO), OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE Foundation,VDMA Power Systems, WAB e.V., WindEnergy Network e.V. (WEN) - released joint pressrelease to flag the need to Strengthen supply chains and ports immedietely. - The expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany continues to pick [...]

15 07, 2024

European Commission approves €194 million Polish investment aid underthe Recovery and Resilience Facility for offshore wind terminal in Gdańsk seaport

By |July 15th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Polish support measure of approximately €194 million (PLN 900.45 million) for the construction of an offshore wind terminal in the seaportof Gdańsk. The new terminal will serve as installation terminal to build offshore wind farms. The beneficiary of the measure is Istrana Sp. z o.o. ('Istrana') which [...]

15 07, 2024

Ørsted successfully pilots new technology that further optimises offshore wind monopile installation

By |July 15th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

Building on existing marine life protections, Ørsted has developed a new, lower-noise installation method that could potentially revolutionise the way offshore wind foundations are installed. The groundbreaking new technology has been successfully tested in Germany, proving that this innovative approach can dramatically reduce noise levels during foundation installations, strengthening existing protections to marine life and [...]

12 07, 2024

Polish Wind Energy Pavilion at WindEnergy in Hamburg

By |July 12th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

For years, the Polish Wind Energy Pavilion of the Polish Wind Energy Association has been a fixed point for promoting and strengthening our country's position among the leaders of Europe's green transformation. The international WindEnergy trade fair will take place from 24-27 September in Hamburg. The theme of this year's stand will be the new [...]

12 07, 2024

Pomeranian Voivode greenlights Bałtyk 2 offshore wind farm

By |July 12th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

In a significant move for Poland's renewable energy sector, the Pomeranian Voivode has granted permission for the construction of the Bałtyk 2 offshore wind farm. This decision, based on current building regulations and the Act on Promoting Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms, marks a crucial step towards enhancing Poland's green energy capabilities. The Bałtyk [...]

11 07, 2024

Analysis: ORLEN’s plan for Baltic Power and Świnoujście terminal remains unchanged

By |July 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

At the end of June this year, Orlen announced that construction of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm would start from the Port of Rønne on Bornholm. The information raised a number of doubts about the implementation plan for the project, including the function that the installation terminal in Świnoujście, currently under construction, would perform [...]

10 07, 2024

Baltic Power awarded SeaRenergy for Marine Coordination on the first build wind farm in Poland

By |July 10th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

A polish SeaRenergy Group company has been awarded a Marine Coordination Services contract by Baltic Power for the construction phase of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm. The services will be kicked off with the preparatory phase in summer to ensure a smooth operational commencement in the last quarter of 2024. SeaRenergy’s comprehensive Marine Coordination [...]

10 07, 2024

Enefit Green seeks geotechnical survey for offshore wind farm

By |July 10th, 2024|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE|

Enefit Green, a leading renewable energy developer headquartered in Estonia, has announced a tender for geotechnical surveys for its Liivi offshore wind farm project. The project is situated approximately ten kilometres off the coast of Kihnu island in the Estonian section of the Gulf of Riga. Proposals for the tender must be submitted by 26 [...]

9 07, 2024

Ramboll to design foundations for Gennaker Offshore Wind Park

By |July 9th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

Ramboll has secured the contract as foundation designer for Gennaker Offshore Wind Park – the most powerful offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Ramboll's mandate is to develop the basic and detailed design of 63 monopile foundations that will support the 15 MW class turbines of Skyborn Renewables’ offshore wind project. Ramboll’s engineering [...]

9 07, 2024

Port of Szczecin and Świnoujście join key alliance of most important offshore ports in EU

By |July 9th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Rafał Zahorski, port development plenipotentiary at the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority S.A. (ZMPSiŚ), and Piotr Krahel, head of the development office, were in Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, France. Both participated in the talks among the largest European ports handling components and providing services for the offshore wind sector. ZMPSiŚ is currently building the largest installation [...]

9 07, 2024

Blue Armada Robotics and HydroSurv sign channel partnership

By |July 9th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Blue Armada Robotics, a pioneering Polish marine data company recognised among European Leaders of Offshore Renewable Energy by the ELBE Alliance, has announced a significant partnership with uncrewed surface vessel (USV) producer HydroSurv. As part of this collaboration, Blue Armada has acquired their first REAV-60 USV, marking a strategic move to capture the uncrewed marine [...]

8 07, 2024

Final stage of construction work on installation terminal in port of Świnoujście

By |July 8th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Construction work on the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority's investment project entitled "Building the capacity of the seaport in Świnoujście for offshore wind energy" [„Budowa zdolności przeładunkowej portu morskiego w Świnoujściu do potrzeb morskiej energetyki wiatrowej”] has entered its final stage. Investment works are progressing according to the schedule and contractual provisions agreed with the [...]

8 07, 2024

Skyborn Renewables plans to build offshore wind farm in Sweden

By |July 8th, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

Skyborn Renewables plans to build an offshore wind farm in the Bothnian Sea, outside Sweden's territorial boundaries, called Eystrasalt Offshore. The permit application for Eystrasalt Offshore was submitted to the government in April 2023, and on July 3, 2024, the County Administrative Board of Gävleborg gave the green light for construction. The application concerns up [...]

5 07, 2024

Wind power expansion continues but no new investment decisions in second quarter

By |July 5th, 2024|OFFSHORE, ONSHORE, SWEDEN|

The expansion of wind power continues. However, no new investment decisions were made during the second quarter of 2024, according to the Swedish Wind Energy Association's latest statistics and forecast for wind power expansion. The pace of expansion is slowing slightly compared to the recent record years. Our forecasts show that about 1,000 MW per year [...]

4 07, 2024

Lithuania updated its National Energy Independence Strategy

By |July 4th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, ONSHORE|

The updated National Energy Independence Strategy was adopted by the Seimas on 27 June. The document aims to make Lithuania a fully energy independent country by 2050 that produces energy for its own needs and exports it.  “This Strategy is the most important document outlining the development of the energy sector for the coming decades,” [...]

3 07, 2024

Equinor and Polenergia with contracts for the transport and installation of foundations and offshore stations for the Bałtyk 2 and 3 projects

By |July 3rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Equinor and Polenergia have signed contracts for the transport and installation of foundations and offshore substations for the Baltic 2 and Baltic 3 projects. Offshore work in 2026-2027 will be carried out by Heerema Marine Contractors, using, for among others, a ship with a heavy lift crane. The Bałtyk 2 and Bałtyk 3 offshore wind [...]

1 07, 2024

Renewables made up 44.7% of EU electricity production leading in power generation in 2023

By |July 1st, 2024|OFFSHORE, ONSHORE|

According to Eurostat data presented by the European Commission - in 2023, renewable energy was the leading source of electricity in the EU, accounting for 44.7% of all electricity production. Renewables generated 1.21 million Gigawatt-hour (GWh), marking an increase of 12.4% compared with 2022.  Source: European Commission, Eurostat Conversely, electricity generated from fossil fuels decreased by 19.7% compared [...]

1 07, 2024

Sif and Smulders sign Capacity Reservation and Early Works agreement for the Bałtyk 2&3 Transition Pieces

By |July 1st, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Equinor and Polenergia owned joint venture companies leading the development of the Bałtyk 2&3 offshore wind farms, located in the Baltic Sea, have signed a Capacity Reservation and Early Works agreement with the consortium of Smulders Projects Belgium NV and Sif Netherlands BV, for the manufacturing of 100 Transition Pieces for both projects. Bałtyk 2&3 [...]

1 07, 2024

New COO of Eolus

By |July 1st, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

Christer Baden Hansen, currently Chief Commercial Officer, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of Eolus from 01 July 2024. Eolus currently has 8 offshore wind projects planned in Sweden and 2 in Finland.   Christer Baden Hansen joined Eolus in February 2023 after a long career at Vestas. “I am delighted Christer [...]

30 06, 2024

European Commission provides guidance on collaborative investment frameworks for offshore energy projects

By |June 30th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

A  guidance document outlining ways in which investment frameworks for cross-border offshore grid and renewable projects can be organised most efficiently has been published by the European Commission. It will support EU countries, national regulatory authorities and system operators in their discussions on cost-sharing agreements for achieving EU countries’ regional offshore renewable targets. The guidelines [...]

30 06, 2024

New CEO of ORLEN Neptun

By |June 30th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Janusz Bil has been appointed the new CEO of ORLEN Neptun, the company responsible for the development of offshore wind projects in the ORLEN Group. Janusz Bil is a graduate of the Technical University of Lodz and the University of Lodz. Throughout his professional career he has been associated with the energy sector, gaining extensive [...]

28 06, 2024

Iberdrola reaches FID for Windanker offshore project in Germany

By |June 28th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

Iberdrola has taken the final investment decision (FID) for its Windanker offshore wind farm in Germany, progressing the project into the delivery phase. Windanker is Iberdrola's third offshore wind initiative in the German Baltic Sea, following the operational 350 MW Wikinger and the 467 MW Baltic Eagle project. The company has finalized all supply chain [...]

27 06, 2024

Skyborn Renewables begins environmental studies for Finland offshore wind project

By |June 27th, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE|

Skyborn Renewables has commenced environmental studies for its ambitious Pooki offshore wind power project located in the territorial waters of Finland, adjacent to Oulu, Ii, Simon, and Kemi. This significant development marks the beginning of bird and seabed surveys in the Perämeri, set to take place throughout 2024 and 2025. The project, slated for completion [...]

27 06, 2024

WindEurope: Negative bidding continues to burden offshore wind development

By |June 27th, 2024|OFFSHORE, PROJECTS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Germany and the Netherlands have recently issued the results of their latest offshore wind auction. They awarded a total capacity of 6.5 GW. That’s good for Europe’s energy transition. But the auction design in both countries included negative bidding. This puts unnecessary additional pressure on offshore wind developers – with adverse consequences for the wider [...]

25 06, 2024

TotalEnergies Secures Offshore Wind Lease for 1.5 GW Development

By |June 25th, 2024|GERMANY, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE|

TotalEnergies, as shareholder of Offshore Wind One GmbH, has been awarded the maritime concession N-11.2 by the German Federal Network Agency, following auctions held in Germany. Located in the North Sea, around 120 kilometers north-west of the German island of Heligoland, concession N-11.2 (1.5 GW) covers an area of around 156 square kilometers. This success [...]

25 06, 2024

Paweł Przybylski becomes new CEO of ONDE

By |June 25th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The company, which is a leader in the construction of renewable energy sources in Poland, will be headed by an experienced manager Paweł Przybylski. - We are at the historically best moment for the ONDE company. Cable pooling, energy storages, liberalisation of the distance law and huge funds from National Recovery Plan (KPO) for energy [...]

24 06, 2024

Trade Mission of Polish Companies to Denmark „Building the wind power supply chain together”

By |June 24th, 2024|DENMARK, EVENT, OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Denmark, the City of Szczecin, the Polish Wind Energy Association and the Wind Industry Hub Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to participate in a unique trade mission of Polish companies to Denmark. The trip, entitled: “Building the wind power supply chain together”, will take place on [...]

21 06, 2024

First wind turbine installed at Borkum Riffgrund 3, Germany’s largest offshore wind farm

By |June 21st, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE, PROJECTS|

The first wind turbine has successfully been installed at the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3. With an installed capacity of 913 MW, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in Germany once in operation. Borkum Riffgrund 3 is also the first offshore wind farm to be awarded without subsidies in the world. This has primarily [...]

21 06, 2024

Significant Cuts in Research Funding Threaten Innovations in Energy Transition Technologies in Germany

By |June 21st, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE, ONSHORE, PROJECTS|

In 2024, Germany faces a considerable reduction in federal funding for project research, particularly impacting energy research. The Fraunhofer Group for "Energy Technologies and Climate Protection" warns that a 30% reduction in funding for new projects compared to the previous year could severely hinder the country's ability to innovate in essential energy transition technologies. This [...]

21 06, 2024

New Bat Protection Guidelines Threaten Wind Energy Projects in Denmark

By |June 21st, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE, ONSHORE, PROJECTS|

A recent report by the DCE - National Center for Environment and Energy, commissioned by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, has sparked significant concern among renewable energy developers. The updated guidelines recommend halting wind turbine operations at wind speeds up to 8-10 meters per second to protect bat populations. This directive is seen as a [...]

19 06, 2024

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are celebrating 30 Years of Baltic Cooperation 

By |June 19th, 2024|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE|

On June 13, 2024, the Prime Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania released a joint statement commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Council of Ministers. This milestone highlights three decades of robust cooperation that has not only strengthened the unity and independence of the Baltic States but also enhanced their geopolitical influence and economic [...]

19 06, 2024

Orlen Group puts Power to Gas installation into operation

By |June 19th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Listed fuels concern Orlen Group's Odolanow Branch of Orlen's unit, PGNiG Upstream Norway, a research programme has launched a facility to convert electricity produced from renewable sources into gaseous fuels such as hydrogen, the company said in a press release. As reported, a test production of green hydrogen using electricity from a photovoltaic farm with [...]

19 06, 2024

Swedish Government Rejects New Power Cable to Germany

By |June 19th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

Swedish government announced its decision to reject the proposed 700 megawatts Hansa PowerBridge project, a new subsea power connection between Sweden and Germany. According to Reuters, the rejection was grounded on concerns about the inefficiency of the German electricity market, which could adversely affect Sweden's electricity prices and market stability. As reported by Reuters Sweden's [...]

18 06, 2024

Vestas has signed conditional agreement with Vattenfall and BASF for the Nordlicht projects in the German Northsea

By |June 18th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

Vestas has secured a conditional agreement to supply 112 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for Vattenfall’s and BASF’s Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind projects, as already communicated in Vestas’ Company Announcement 10/2024 of 13 June 2024. Within the scope of the contract is furthermore a 5-year service and warranty agreement followed by an operational support [...]

18 06, 2024

GWEC: in 2023. Clear recovery in offshore, almost 11 GW of new capacity

By |June 18th, 2024|OFFSHORE|

In the offshore wind market in 2023. there was a marked rebound, with nearly 11 GW of new capacity coming on line, up 24 percent. more than a year earlier, according to an annual report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) organization. China maintained its leadership position. The total installed capacity of offshore wind [...]

18 06, 2024

Gas transmission system operators around the Baltic Sea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure

By |June 18th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND, SWEDEN|

Nine gas transmission system operators (TSOs) in the countries around the Baltic Sea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to coordinate and facilitate hydrogen infrastructure and also to foster hydrogen market development in the Baltic Sea region. The MoU establishes and implements the cooperation between TSOs. The parties of the MoU are [...]

18 06, 2024

Joint position of European industry organisations on the need to couple the EU Green Deal with an Industrial Deal

By |June 18th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Joint statement from WindEurope, Cefic, Eurofer, Eurometaux and Cembureau has been released today in Brussels. Organizations call to couple the EU Green Deal with an Industrial Deal. The document entitled "Advancing the Green Deal. Setting a new Industrial Deal. Securing Europe’s Prosperity" states that the European Green Deal has set the course for Europe’s transition [...]

17 06, 2024

UL Solutions Analysis Supports Masdar’s Acquisition and Financing of Stake in Offshore Wind Farm

By |June 17th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

UL Solutions  a global leader in applied safety science, announced that it has completed technical due diligence to support Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar a leading developer and operator of utility-scale renewable energy projects, in the successful acquisition and subsequent financing of its 49% interest in the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, [...]

17 06, 2024

Peritum Safe Energy Partners with Baltic Power for electrical safety in offshore wind project

By |June 17th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Peritum Safe Energy is proud to announce a landmark agreement with Baltic Power to develop and implement comprehensive electrical safety protocols for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm. This collaboration signifies a major stride towards our goal of harmonizing electrical safety standards globally within the wind industry. The Baltic Power offshore wind farm represents a [...]

14 06, 2024

VERT Vice-Chair Appointed as Chair of ERRA Energy Transition Committee

By |June 14th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE|

Jelena Dilienė, Vice-Chair of the National Energy Regulatory Council (VERT) of Lithuania, was elected Chair of the Energy Transition Committee (ET KOM) of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) for the 2024-2026 term. "It is a great honor and responsibility to be elected to this position and contribute to the dissemination of best practices in [...]

13 06, 2024

Revolutionizing wind turbine blade inspections with drones

By |June 13th, 2024|OFFSHORE, TECHNOLOGY|

In a recent LinkedIn post, RWE CEO Sven Utermöhlen highlighted the transformative impact of drones on blade inspections in their offshore fleet. Previously requiring up to three experts to abseil from the nacelle to the blades, this task is now performed by a remote-controlled drone, offering significant advantages. Drones have increased the safety of blade [...]

13 06, 2024

Equinor seeks innovators for offshore wind sustainability challenge

By |June 13th, 2024|EVENT, OFFSHORE|

Equinor, a global energy leader, is calling on innovators to join a groundbreaking initiative to revolutionize the end-of-life phase of floating offshore wind substructures. This challenge, part of Equinor's NOW Accelerator program, seeks startups and scale-ups with cutting-edge ideas on reuse, afterlife, circularity, or recycling for steel and concrete structures. A Call to Action for [...]

11 06, 2024

FRS Windcat orders CTV vessels to service Polish wind farms

By |June 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

FRS Windcat Polska Sp. z o.o. has ordered two CTVs (crew transfer vessels) from the ALU International Ltd. shipyard in Gdansk, with an option for additional vessels. These vessels will support the development of Polish offshore wind farms. FRS Windcat Poland, established in 2018 as part of the FRS and Windcat alliance, operates a fleet [...]

11 06, 2024

Sweden’s Energimyndigheten cannot exclude wind power in the survey of potential energy production

By |June 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE, ONSHORE, SWEDEN|

Energimyndigheten has been tasked with mapping areas for fossil-free energy production and distribution. Svensk Vindenergi is critical of the fact that wind power is not mentioned in the agency's mandate. Energimyndigheten has been tasked with mapping areas with potential for fossil-free energy production and distribution. The government has chosen to expand Energimyndigheten's mandate to include [...]

10 06, 2024

ENMARO and Pondera Consult tighten cooperation to drive Polish offshore wind projects

By |June 10th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Poland’s ENMARO and the Netherlands’ Pondera Consult have agreed on closer cooperation. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to jointly source, define, and target potential offshore wind project opportunities in Poland, leveraging their combined products and services as a consortium. Poland has significant potential for offshore wind development, having already secured 5.9 GW through [...]

7 06, 2024

Optimized Yield in Offshore Wind Farms: Measurement Campaign in C²-Wakes Project Gets Underway

By |June 7th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, together with its project partners RWE, ForWind (University of Oldenburg – Institute of Physics), and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, is investigating how to optimize the total energy yield of offshore wind farms in the "C²-Wakes – Controlled Cluster Wakes" research project. The project aims to utilize an extensive offshore [...]

6 06, 2024

Where Poland’s wind power industry is and where it is going – the report “Wind Energy in Poland”

By |June 6th, 2024|OFFSHORE, ONSHORE, POLAND|

Poland's wind power industry is experiencing dynamic development, and the latest report "Wind Energy in Poland" provides a detailed picture of its current state and future prospects. The report was presented at the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) conference in Swinoujscie and offers an in-depth analysis for both onshore and offshore energy. Improving market condition [...]

4 06, 2024

Analysis: Review of EU initiatives to strengthen regional cooperation for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

By |June 4th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

In light of growing challenges of the energy transition, the Baltic Sea region is becoming a key area for offshore wind energy development in the European Union. International cooperation, coordinated by the European Commission and supported by numerous regional and inter-state initiatives, plays a fundamental role in this process.  Below, we outline the main initiatives [...]

3 06, 2024

Investment Surge in European Ports: A Strategic Shift Towards Sustainability and Energy Transition

By |June 3rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) has released its comprehensive Port Investments Study 2024, providing an in-depth analysis of the future investment needs of European ports. Authored by Dr. Peter de Langen, this study outlines a projected requirement of approximately €80 billion over the next decade to meet the evolving demands of the port sector, [...]

3 06, 2024

RWE and Smålandshamnar AB team up to explore Swedish Port of Oskarshamn’s potential to become Baltic Sea offshore wind hub

By |June 3rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

RWE and Smålandshamnar AB, which operates the Swedish Port of Oskarshamn, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The aim of this collaboration is to explore whether the port could be a suitable harbour for the logistics, installation, loading, operations and maintenance activities relating to RWE’s planned offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. In [...]

31 05, 2024

Offshore wind faces turbulence as industry giants announce major layoffs

By |May 31st, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, POLAND|

The offshore wind industry, a critical component of renewable energy strategies around the Baltic Sea and beyond, is facing significant upheaval as two major players, Shell Plc and Siemens Energy's wind turbine division Siemens Gamesa, announce extensive staff cuts. Shell is preparing to significantly reduce its offshore wind workforce as CEO Wael Sawan reorients the [...]

30 05, 2024

BEMIP Offshore Wind priorities for 2024

By |May 30th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The BEMIP Offshore Wind Working Group is implementing strategic priorities for 2024 to further advance offshore renewable energy in the Baltic Sea region. With a substantial potential of over 93 GW for offshore wind energy, the focus is on capitalizing on this resource while enhancing regional cooperation. During the Energy Security Summit held in Marienborg, [...]

29 05, 2024

Denmark’s wind industry strengthened with more than 500 million euro

By |May 29th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE|

With support from the government's green investment scheme, four companies will invest more than 500 million euro in five projects related to Danish-produced wind turbines and Power-to-X technology. The billion-kroner investments will be used to establish new or expand existing production facilities in Denmark. The world has changed after several years of war in Europe, [...]

27 05, 2024

NATO holds first meeting of Critical Undersea Infrastructure Network 

By |May 27th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

Leading experts from across the Alliance met at NATO Headquarters on Thursday (23 May 2024) for the first meeting of NATO’s new Critical Undersea Infrastructure Network. With rising challenges to undersea infrastructure, the Alliance is putting in place new tools to enhance the security of undersea cables and pipelines and to monitor potential threats.  NATO [...]

27 05, 2024

Vestas to test Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Baltic Eagle Wind Farm

By |May 27th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE|

Vestas will pilot Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the Baltic Eagle Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea during 2024. The pilot project entails Vestas technicians and jack-up vessel crew using helicopters partly powered by SAF to transport themselves to and from the Baltic Eagle wind farm during the construction phase of 50 offshore wind turbines. [...]

27 05, 2024

Van Oord secures Baltic Sea wind farm contract for Iberdrola’s Windanker project

By |May 27th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

Van Oord has been contracted by the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the constructionof the German Windanker offshore wind farm. Yet another addition to Van Oord’s portfolio of offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, highlighting its experience in the area and leading position in the energy transition. Van Oord's scope includes the transport and [...]

23 05, 2024

Szczecin strengthens position in offshore industry – Windar Poland will open new factory

By |May 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Another manufacturing plant for the offshore sector will be built, as reported by Szczecin.pl. On Wednesday, a letter of intent was signed between the City of Szczecin and Windar Polska, marking an important step in the development of offshore wind energy in the region. This is another major investment by the world's largest players related [...]

23 05, 2024

Swedish offshore wind power plans for final consultation

By |May 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management is currently seeking comments on the marine spatial plans before they are sent to the government for a decision. Proposed changes to offshore spatial plans that create conditions for offshore wind energy could be an important part of the climate transition. At the same time, great demands [...]

23 05, 2024

International Day for Biological Diversity: RWE tests artificial reefs at offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |May 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

RWE is investigating how artificial reefs at offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea can affect the marine ecosystem and whether they can create an attractive marine habitat, particularly for blue mussels, algae and fish species. In partnership with Linnaeus University and cable service provider Baltic Offshore Kalmar AB, RWE is conducting a pilot study in the Swedish Baltic [...]

22 05, 2024

Ignitis Renewables presented seabed survey data to Lithuania’s scientific community

By |May 22nd, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE|

Ignitis Renewables, together with its partner Fugro, presented seabed exploratory survey data to the Lithuania’s scientific community at a conference organised by Klaipėda University. The data was collected as part of the company’s preparations to build an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Lithuania. For this project, detailed seabed surveys [...]

22 05, 2024

Supplier Day at PWEA2024 Conference – international cooperation for a strong wind industry in Europe

By |May 22nd, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Poland's supply chain has a chance to become competitive in the global wind power sector - but this will not succeed without strong and stable international cooperation. On the 6th of June, Polish companies, foreign investors and representatives of the EC and the Baltic States will meet for the third time at the International Supplier [...]

21 05, 2024

Baltic States Accelerate Offshore Wind Energy Initiatives Amidst Energy Security Concerns

By |May 21st, 2024|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE|

In a significant move towards bolstering energy security and advancing renewable energy development, the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers recently convened a conference titled ‘Energy Future of the Baltic States: Addressing Regional Challenges Together’. The event underscored the importance of regional cooperation among the Baltic States to enhance energy independence and integrate [...]

21 05, 2024

Ørsted offshore wind farm in Skåne designated as an energy area

By |May 21st, 2024|OFFSHORE, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The area where Ørsted plans to build the Skåne offshore wind farm (Skåne Havsvindpark) has been designated as an 'energy area' by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Länsstyrelsen and Skåne Regeringen) in the overview version of Sweden's new Baltic Sea spatial plans. In addition to the Skåne offshore wind farm, several other [...]

21 05, 2024

Public procurement for ELWIND to study of the environmental impact on fisheries and fisheries-related activities

By |May 21st, 2024|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE|

ELWIND, joint Estonian-Latvian state-run cross-border hybrid offshore wind project has announced the launch of a public tender for the preparation of studies of the environmental impact on fisheries and fisheries-related activities. The aim of the study is to carry out fish community inventory and fisheries survey, and spring-spawning Baltic herring studies in the development areas [...]

20 05, 2024

Work on support for Polish offshore is prolonged

By |May 20th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Poland's Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced that the work of the team for setting the maximum price for electricity from offshore wind farms will be extended until June 14, 2024. The reason for this decision is the need for additional analysis of current electricity market conditions. "Based on the order of the Minister [...]

20 05, 2024

50Hertz Receives Green Light for Ostwind 3 Grid Connection Project in the Baltic Sea

By |May 20th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

50Hertz can finally begin work on the Ostwind 3 grid connection for the offshore wind farm Windanker in the Baltic Sea. The Ministry for Economics, Infrastructure, Tourism and Labour of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has issued the permits for the onshore route of four kilometers as well as a substation with a surface of approx. ten hectares in the municipality of [...]

17 05, 2024

Delivering offshore energy to all

By |May 17th, 2024|EVENT, OFFSHORE|

Government officials, industry leaders, and stakeholders converged in Bruges on Wednesday and Thursday for the High-Level Offshore Event under the Belgian presidency, aimed at propelling the European offshore wind industry forward. The gathering, attended by Directors-General for Energy from EU member states, Energy ministers, the European Commissioner for Energy, and industry representatives, showcased a concerted [...]

17 05, 2024

PIMEW Offshore Wind Energy Cup 2024: Interview with Jakub Budzynski on Sports Integration of the Industry

By |May 17th, 2024|EVENT, OFFSHORE, POLAND|

We are just a few days away from the fourth edition of the PIMEW Offshore Wind Energy Cup 2024 regatta. This is a great opportunity to talk with Jakub Budzyński, President of the Polish Offshore Wind Industry Chamber, about the importance of the event for the offshore wind industry, but also more broadly about the [...]

17 05, 2024

Meet Team Norway at Swedish Offshore Wind Forum in Göteborg

By |May 17th, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

As the world navigates the transition towards renewable energy sources, collaborative efforts become increasingly vital. Recognizing this, Team Norway, a consortium comprising Innovation Norway, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Norwegian Energy Partners, and Norwegian Offshore Wind, is gearing up to host an insightful event alongside the Swedish Offshore Wind Forum in Göteborg on June 12-13, 2024. [...]

16 05, 2024

Ignitis Group announces an ambitious Strategic Plan 2024–2027 to double the green capacities with major investments

By |May 16th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE|

Ignitis Group, a renewables-focused integrated utility, is accelerating its investments and plans to double its Green Capacities by 2027. Building on the ongoing energy transition, the Group aims to deliver the benefits of renewable energy to its customers in the Baltics and Poland. The company announced a Strategic Plan 2024–2027 with an emphasis on further [...]

16 05, 2024

Offshore transformer station construction agreements signed by MFW Bałtyk II and III with Iemants

By |May 16th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The project companies of offshore wind farm Bałtyk II and offshore wind farm Bałtyk III have signed reservation and pre-work agreements with Iemants for the design and construction of offshore transformer stations, stated Polenergia in a press release. The booking agreements may be terminated by the companies without cause upon payment of remuneration for the [...]

15 05, 2024

Finland announces offshore wind tender schedule

By |May 15th, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

During the Wind Finland Offshore event on May 14th, 2024, the Finnish Minister of Climate and the Environment, Kai Mykkänen, delivered promising news regarding the country's offshore wind energy initiatives. Mykkänen, an economist known for his dedication to environmental issues, shared insights into the tendering schedule for Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). According to his announcement, [...]

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