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


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


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


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


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, [...]

15 05, 2024

Fingrid explored preliminary possibilities to connect offshore wind power to main grid

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

Fingrid has preliminary identified five areas along the west coast where large offshore wind parks could be connected to the mainland Finland’s transmission grid by the 2030s. These connections would require significant investments in the grid. The identified areas are Ulvila, Närpiö, Vaasa, Raahe, and Raisio. Additionally, the Inkoo area has been identified as a [...]

14 05, 2024

REPowerEU – EU presents new initiatives to strengthen energy security and accelerate transition to renewables

By |May 14th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

Today is the second anniversary of REPowerEU, the EU’s energy policy response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. REPowerEU has sped up the permitting of wind farms and helped raise the share of wind in Europe’s electricity mix – it’s now 19%. The EU have now launched new initiatives to keep the momentum of REPowerEU by [...]

14 05, 2024

EQT offers $1.5 billion for renewable energy leader OX2

By |May 14th, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Private equity giant EQT has made headlines with its recent bid to acquire OX2 AB, a leading renewable energy platform, for a staggering $1.5 billion. The move underscores EQT's strategic focus on the renewable energy sector and its commitment to driving sustainable growth in the industry. EQT Infrastructure VI, operating through Otello BidCo AB, has [...]

14 05, 2024

Baltic Power talks to fishermen of the Polish coast

By |May 14th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Baltic Power held talks with representatives of the fishing communities of Ustka, Łeba and Władysławowo, thus starting a series of information meetings on the construction of Poland's first offshore wind farm. Perspectives for the development of offshore wind energy in Poland were discussed, but above all - the commencement of installation work in the Baltic [...]

14 05, 2024

EC presents guidance and recommendations to accelerate RES roll-out ahead of REPowerEU anniversary

By |May 14th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

In the updated Recommendation on speeding up permit-granting procedures and its accompanying guidance adopted yesterday, the Commission highlights ways to improve planning and permitting procedures for renewable energy and related infrastructure projects in the EU. The updated permitting guidance provides examples of good practice on faster and simpler permit-granting procedures, highlights the importance of digitalisation [...]

13 05, 2024

Cadeler strengthens position in Polish offshore wind market

By |May 13th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Cadeler A/S has secured vessel reservation agreements with both MFW Bałtyk II Sp. z.o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III Sp. z.o.o., each a joint venture project owned 50% by Equinor and 50% by Polenergia, marking the first contract between the parties. The aggregate potential value of the contracts to be negotiated during the pendency of the [...]

13 05, 2024

​​RWE and Port of Karlshamn: partnership for Baltic Sea wind

By |May 13th, 2024|OFFSHORE, SWEDEN|

RWE and the Swedish Port of Karlshamn have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim of this collaboration is to explore whether Port of Karlshamn could be a suitable harbour for the logistics, installation, operations and maintenance activities relating to RWE’s planned offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. Matilda Machacek, Vice President of Offshore [...]

10 05, 2024

Siemens Energy reorganises its wind division

By |May 10th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

As reported by REUTERS in an article published on 8 May this year, Siemens Energy, one of the leading suppliers to the power industry, has unveiled fundamental changes to its wind energy division. Board member Vinod Philip will become the new CEO of the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine division from August. These moves, which also [...]

9 05, 2024

WindWorks. Connecting Industries in Riga: Closer Baltic cooperation needed for wind energy development


The Baltic leaderships need to work more actively together at political level to jointly address the challenges of the wind energy sector and to create an exportable energy product. This was the conclusion of the wind energy conference “WindWorks. Connecting Industries”, which brought together more than 400 local and international experts and interested parties on [...]

9 05, 2024

RWE signs Framework Agreements for HVDC systems with Hitachi Energy and Aibel to secure capacity for future offshore wind farms

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

RWE, one of the world’s leading players in offshore wind, signed Framework Agreements with Hitachi Energy and Aibel for the joint supply of three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems for RWE offshore wind farms. The agreements are long-term in nature as the secured HVDC systems are designated for offshore wind projects from RWE’s global development [...]

7 05, 2024

G7 Countries Task IRENA to Monitor Group’s Renewable Energy Progress

By |May 7th, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS|

Communiqué from G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Energy, Climate and Environment calls on IRENA to track the group’s collective contribution to COP28’s global target to triple renewables by 2030. G7 leaders tasked the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to track and monitor the group’s collective contribution toward the global renewable tripling target by 2030 during the [...]

7 05, 2024

Denmark launches second public phase of the planning for the offshore wind farms Kattegat and Kriegers Flak II in the Baltic Sea


The Danish Energy Agency initiates the second public phase and opens for comments on the draft plan for Kattegat and Kriegers Flak II and the associated environmental report. Public meetings will be held in Rødvig (Zealand) on 14 May and in Grenå (Jutland) on 16 May 2024. The Danish Energy Agency invites citizens, companies, authorities [...]

6 05, 2024

European Commission: Call launched for energy infrastructure projects worth €850 million


A new call for proposals for key cross-border EU energy infrastructure projects worth up to €850 million from the EU budget is being launched by the Commission. Organised by the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the call is open to projects included on the recently approved list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) and Projects of [...]

6 05, 2024

Wind Europe: EU Grid Action Plan will help renewables, but urgent action needed on excessive connection queues


On 28 November the EU Commission launched an Action Plan for Grids – a 14-point plan to modernise Europe’s electricity grid and prepare for the renewables-based electrification of the energy system. It says €584bn of new investments are required by 2030 to upgrade Europe’s grids. Absolutely. And these investments can’t come soon enough. The current [...]

3 05, 2024

Finnish governement makes a major decision on offshore wind


The Finnish Government has issued a negative decision on 16 applications for exploitation rights concerning offshore wind power in the exclusive economic zone. Many of the areas located in the Gulf of Bothnia overlap each other. The decision does not prohibit the development of offshore wind projects in the sea areas concerned. The aim is [...]

3 05, 2024

Polish government decides to use EU funds to support construction of offshore port in Darłowo

By |May 3rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The Polish Council of Ministers adopted a resolution to amend the national recovery and resilience plan, submitted by the Minister of Development Funds and Regional Policy. The national recovery and resilience plan (KPO) is intended to strengthen the Polish economy after the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also about meeting the challenges [...]

1 05, 2024

Offshore wind power is driving job growth in Europe – the question is how to meet demand?


As we commemorate International Workers' Day on May 1st, it's essential to reflect on the evolving landscape of employment, particularly within the energy sector. In a time of dynamic change and the evolution of many sectors towards automation, the emergence of offshore wind energy represents a beacon of hope for job seekers across Europe, especially [...]

30 04, 2024

Allseas wins Contract for Germany Gennaker offshore wind farm

By |April 30th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

Allseas has been contracted for the transport and installation (T&I) of two major substations (so called OSS) for the Gennaker offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea, developed by transmission operator 50Hertz. Located 15 kilometres off the German coast near the Darß peninsula, and with a production capacity of 900 MW, Gennaker will be [...]

29 04, 2024

Van Oord, Euroports, and Smulders sign MoU for an offshore wind terminal in Liepaja

By |April 29th, 2024|LATVIA, OFFSHORE|

In a significant move to bolster offshore wind infrastructure in the Baltic region, Dutch maritime construction leader Van Oord has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) alongside international port operator Euroports and renowned steel structure manufacturer Smulders. The announcement, made during the Wind Works Conference in Riga, signifies a pivotal moment in the development of [...]

26 04, 2024

FWPA: The greatest investment potential in the green transition is in wind power in Finland


According to the project review by the Finnish Wind Power Association (FWPA), Finland has plans for over 130,000 megawatts of wind power. In terms of investment potential, this amount translates to over 200 billion euros in investments. A significant number of these investments are already under construction, with more than three billion euros worth of [...]

26 04, 2024

Riga Hosts Milestone Event Celebrating 50 Years of Baltic Sea Environmental Cooperation

By |April 26th, 2024|LATVIA, OFFSHORE|

On April 25, 2024, Riga, Latvia, marked a significant moment in environmental diplomacy with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Baltic Sea. This golden jubilee, held at the National Library of Latvia, underscored the enduring commitment of the Baltic nations and their partners [...]

25 04, 2024

Offshore wind farms Bałtyk with new visual identity and website

By |April 25th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Equinor and Polenergia have launched a new visual identity for the Bałtyk projects. The offshore wind farms have also gained a new website common to all three projects: www.baltyk123.pl Equinor and Polenergia are developing three projects in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 3,000 MW. The Bałtyk offshore wind farms will [...]

24 04, 2024

BWO: The expansion targets for offshore wind energy are a political commitment – and then what?

By |April 24th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE|

German Offshore Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband Windenergie Offshore e.V, BWO) indicates that the statutory expansion target for 2035 is "at least 40 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035", however, there are delays in grid expansion and challenges along the value chain. What do politicians need to do to achieve the expansion targets for offshore wind [...]

24 04, 2024

The biggest offshore wind tender in Danish history has been published

By |April 24th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE|

The Danish Energy Agency has published the tender frameworks for a total of 6 GW across 6 offshore wind farms, the biggest offshore wind tender in Danish history. Every gigawatt offshore wind capacity can produce green power equiv-alent to the electricity consumption of 1 million Danish or European house-holds. It has been 33 years since [...]

23 04, 2024

Largest Baltic wind energy sector conference to be held in Riga on April 25

By |April 23rd, 2024|LATVIA, OFFSHORE|

On April 25, the largest wind energy conference in the Baltics “WindWorks. Connecting Industries” will take place at ATTA centre in Riga. More than 40 international and local energy experts, representatives of organizations and policymakers will take part in panel discussions to talk about energy developments in the region. European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson [...]

23 04, 2024

G-Tec  wrapped up a major cable route surveying project for Baltic Power

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

G-Tec has successfully concluded a significant surveying endeavor for Baltic Power, the first offshore wind farm to be constructed in Poland. Acting as a subcontractor within the consortium comprising DEME Offshore, TFKable Group, and NKT, G-tec undertook the task of surveying approximately 130 km of export cables and 127 km of inter-array cables, facilitating the [...]

19 04, 2024

Ørsted educates on offshore wind with TOK FM radio

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

What does the Palace of Culture and Science have in common with an offshore wind turbine? When will the first electricity flow from the sea to Polish farms? Can wind farms be built in harmony with nature? How do technology partnerships generate innovation in the industry? Answers to these and other questions will be available [...]

19 04, 2024

MSI Analysis: Navigating Obstacles in Europe’s Offshore Wind Growth

By |April 19th, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS|

Todd Jensen, Senior Analyst–Offshore Energy Markets at MSI, delves into the complexities of the European offshore wind sector in an analysis published in Offshore Magazine. Amidst promising growth prospects, the sector faces challenges stemming from supply chain constraints and rising costs. European countries aiming for robust offshore wind installation growth in recent years have encountered [...]

18 04, 2024

OW completes geophysical and geotechnical surveys in the Baltic Sea

By |April 18th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Ocean Winds has reached two important milestones in the BC-Wind offshore wind farm project being developed in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The survey campaign of the seabed at the BC-Wind site and the export cable route has been completed after nearly 12 months of intensive work. In addition, the nearshore geophysical and [...]

18 04, 2024

Lithuania Scraps Plans for Second Offshore Wind Farm Tender


Efforts to advance Lithuania's offshore wind energy capacity hit a snag as the country cancels its second tender for a wind farm due to lackluster interest from developers. Lithuania’s National Energy Regulatory Council had set the stage for the tender, which was announced in January this year and closed its application window on April 14. [...]

17 04, 2024

Polenergia and Equinor enter into reservation agreements with Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland

By |April 17th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Offshore project companies Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III have signed reservation and preliminary work agreements with Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE. The contract covers transportation and installation of offshore wind turbine foundations and an offshore transformer station, said Polenergia in a stock exchange release. Polenergia has a 50% stake in the two companies, which are [...]

17 04, 2024

Polish offshore wind programme – opportunities and challenges for the development of a new industry


We spoke to Alicja Chilińska-Zawadzka, CEO of EDF Renewables Poland, about the prospects for the development of the offshore wind energy sector. Among the topics discussed were the French experience in the energy transition, including the issues of developing competences for a zero-carbon economy, and building a supply chain involving local companies. 1) How to [...]

16 04, 2024

Ignitis Renewables is participating in the second Lithuanian offshore wind tender

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

Ignitis Renewables, an international green energy company, is participating in the tender of the second 700 megawatt (MW) Lithuanian offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The company has submitted the necessary documents and the bid to the National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC), which is organising the tender. The decision to participate in the second [...]

16 04, 2024

Closing the Offshore Wind Gap: Insights from the Ember Report

By |April 16th, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS|

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy transition, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have emerged as promising frontiers for renewable energy deployment. A recent report by the think tank Ember sheds light on the region's progress and potential, highlighting both advancements and areas for improvement. While renewables' shares are on the rise and governments in the [...]

15 04, 2024

OFFSHORE Academy® returns

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

The 9th Seminar of the renewed format of the Polish Offshore Wind Industry Chamber - is behind us. OFFSHORE Academy® powered by Orlen Neptun sp. z o.o. The topic of last week's event, held in Gdansk, was: "Laying and servicing of submarine cables". The meeting was held under the auspices of NKT S.A. Experts from Poland [...]

15 04, 2024

Ocean Winds : Generating the future of offshore wind energy

By |April 15th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Ocean Winds (OW) is not only assessing the Polish market with the goal of constructing the BC-Wind farm but is also committed to a long-term strategy aimed at promoting industry education among young people and implementing practical measures to harness the potential of Polish companies in developing innovative solutions. Kacper Kostrzewa, BC-Wind Project Director Our [...]

12 04, 2024

BEMIP Offshore Wind priorities for 2024


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, [...]

12 04, 2024

50Hertz begins work on the Ostwind 3 grid connection for the offshore wind farm Windanker


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 now 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 [...]

11 04, 2024

166 key cross-border energy projects in the EU published

By |April 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

The European Commission has published the first list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The selected projects will help to achieve the ambitious energy and climate objectives of the European Green Deal. The 166 projects on the list will benefit from streamlined permit-granting [...]

11 04, 2024

Baltic Sea countries pledge closer collaboration to secure critical offshore energy infrastructure


The Energy Ministers of 8 Baltic Sea countries - Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden - agreed the Vilnius Declaration, pledging closer collaboration to secure critical offshore energy infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region. This comes after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and various acts of sabotage to energy infrastructure in the [...]

10 04, 2024

Ørsted and Cadeler Sign Long-term Agreement for Offshore Wind Installation Vessel Capacity

By |April 10th, 2024|OFFSHORE, PROJECTS|

Ørsted and Cadeler signed a firm long-term lease agreement for a newbuilt Wind Farm Installation Vessel. With the agreement, Ørsted secures installation vessel capacity from Q1 2027 to end of 2030 for upcoming construction projects. The signing of the long-term agreement on April 8, 2024 discloses Ørsted as the client in Cadeler’s announcement made on October [...]

9 04, 2024

“Energy of wind – Energy of freedom” educational program of the Pomeranian Centre of Competence for Marine Renewable Energy

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

"Energy of wind - Energy of freedom" - 1044 students from 16 elementary and secondary schools in Rumia and the districts of Wejherowo, Słupsk and Lębork participated in the educational program of the Pomeranian Centre of Competence for Marine Renewable Energy. This was another initiative of the Pomeranian Centre of Competence for Marine Renewable Energy. [...]

8 04, 2024

ORLEN Neptun intensifies cooperation with Port of Kolobrzeg

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

In relation to its offshore investments, ORLEN Neptun is looking for potential service port locations. One of them is the Port of Kołobrzeg. The companies have signed a letter of intent in this regard. The signed cooperation agreement is the starting point for detailed analyses, the results of which will determine the potential investment. At [...]

8 04, 2024

IWES offshore: Boulder detection for monopile foundations and submarine cables for Baltic Power


The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES has conducted a boulder detection campaign in the Baltic Sea on behalf of Baltic Power for the foundations of the planned wind turbines. It also applied the surveying technology along the planned subsea cable routes for the very first time. The innovative Manta Ray G1 measuring system [...]

5 04, 2024

50Hertz Restructures Leadership to Navigate Energy Transition Challenges


The transmission system operator 50Hertz has restructured its organizational setup to effectively tackle the demanding investment and construction program anticipated in the coming years. This restructuring entails expanded and new responsibilities at the management level. Stefan Kapferer, Chairman of the Management Board, stated, "We are now entering a new phase of the company. We are [...]

3 04, 2024

Bartosz Fedurek new president of PGE Baltica

By |April 3rd, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

As a result of the qualification process, the Supervisory Board of PGE Baltica sp. z o.o. has appointed Bartosz Fedurek to the company's Management Board, as announced by the company this morning. Bartosz Fedurek will begin work as President of the Management Board on May 6 this year. He has been involved in the energy [...]

3 04, 2024

Next Step Milestone: Estonian-Latvian Joint Offshore Wind Farm Project

By |April 3rd, 2024|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE|

The Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (CPTRA) has recently taken a significant step towards advancing an offshore wind farm project. In a recent development, CPTRA initiated superficies licence proceedings and environmental impact assessment in response to an application submitted by the Environmental Investment Centre (EIC). This move marks a pivotal moment in the project's [...]

2 04, 2024

China’s Industrial Overcapacity Threatens Global Trade Friction


The conclusion of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in March 2024 has brought to light concerning implications for global trade dynamics, particularly within the high-technology and clean energy sectors. A recent research from Rhodium Group highlights the exacerbating overcapacity issues within China's industrial landscape, posing significant challenges for both domestic and international markets. The policy [...]

29 03, 2024

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


PGE Group and Ørsted have selected a supplier to transport to the area of the future farm and install offshore substations for the Baltica 2 project - one of two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The successful bidder, Seaway7, is a world leader in offshore wind power projects. The company will use both [...]

26 03, 2024

NKT supplies adaptive power cable joints to Energinet


NKT has delivered the first order for its new Adaptive Rigid Sea Joint to the Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet. The innovative power cable joint allows Energinet to optimize inventory and minimize waste as the joint can be adapted for several cable types from different suppliers. The Adaptive Rigid Sea Joint developed by NKT [...]

25 03, 2024

Equinor and Polenergia with agreements to design foundations for Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms

By |March 25th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Equinor and Polenergia have signed final agreements for the design of foundations for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects being developed by the two companies in the Baltic Sea. The development of design documentation for the locations of the two offshore wind farms, including the detailed design of the foundations, was entrusted to Rambøll. [...]

23 03, 2024

Ventspils Explores Offshore Wind Opportunities at WindEurope 2024

By |March 23rd, 2024|OFFSHORE|

Representatives from the Freeport of Ventspils Authority made their inaugural appearance at the WindEurope 2024 exhibition and conference in Bilbao, Spain, indicating Latvia's foray into the European wind energy discourse. Led by Igors Udodovs, Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Ventspils, alongside Kristīne Jansone, Development Project Manager, and Kaspars Liepiņš, Developer of the Green Energy [...]

22 03, 2024

KfW Capital and Ignitis Group join World Fund to invest €300M in climate founders

By |March 22nd, 2024|OFFSHORE|

World Fund, a Europe-focused climate venture capital fund, announced that it has raised a further €50+ million from institutional LPs.  New investors joining the venture include KfW Capital as well as Ignitis Group. Ignitis Group, committed to enhancing its net-zero strategy, views venture investments in climate tech as pivotal. Darius Maikštėnas, CEO of Ignitis Group, [...]

21 03, 2024

EcoVadis, WindEurope and leading wind industry organisations launch ‘Wind Energy Initiative’

By |March 21st, 2024|CLIMATE, OFFSHORE|

Today, EcoVadis, WindEurope and five leading wind energy industry organisations - ENGIE, Hitachi Energy, Siemens Gamesa, Statkraft and Vestas – announce the launch of the ‘Wind Energy Initiative’. The Initiative aims to accelerate the uptake of sustainable practices by fostering strong collaboration between trading partners and amplifying positive impacts across their value chains. European politicians, [...]

21 03, 2024

WindEurope: Rebound in wind energy financing in 2023 shows that the right policies attract investors

By |March 21st, 2024|CLIMATE, OFFSHORE|

Investments in wind energy in Europe more than doubled in 2023 compared to 2022, driven by record financing of offshore wind projects. An easing of inflationary pressures, greater certainty in electricity markets, and improved tariff indexation by Governments created a more favourable investment climate. Despite a tightening of financing conditions, Europe invested a record €48bn [...]

21 03, 2024

“Van Oord” signs a contract for construction of an offshore wind farm support base and an oversized cargo terminal in the Port of Liepaja

By |March 21st, 2024|LATVIA, OFFSHORE, PROJECTS|

In order to promote the development of the offshore wind energy industry in the Baltic Sea, one of the leading companies in the industry - Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. (Van Oord) plans to create a world-class offshore wind farm support base and an oversized cargo terminal in the Port of Liepaja. The [...]

21 03, 2024

Swedish Wind Energy Association explores risk distribution contracts for new electricity production


Sweden is on the cusp of a significant surge in demand for fossil-free electricity, yet uncertainties in the investment landscape loom large. Currently, Sweden lacks mechanisms to distribute risks for large-scale electricity production investments. To address this gap, Svensk Vindenergi commissioned ELS Analysis to compile a report on Contracts for Difference (CfD), a tool for [...]

20 03, 2024

German National Ports Strategy to be underpinned by funding as quickly as possible


The German government presented its new ports strategy on 20 March. The strategy contains a collection of measures, but no plans for financing. Therefore, the onshore and offshore wind energy associations, the OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE foundation and the Hamburg Renewable Energy Cluster are appealing to the government to take the needs of the energy transition into account [...]

19 03, 2024

Jobs, nature protection, energy security, local communities – WindEurope Annual Event in Bilbao showcases the ‘value of wind’

By |March 19th, 2024|CLIMATE, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

From 20-22 March more than 12,000 people gather in Bilbao for the WindEurope Annual Event 2024. This comes at a time of growing optimism for Europe’s wind industry. Investments in new wind farms are up. Auction volumes are at record levels. More permits are coming through. The supply chain is returning to profit. Government action [...]

17 03, 2024

Markus Nölke becomes new managing director for WAB in Bremerhaven

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

On March 1, 2024, Markus Nölke (54) took over the management of WAB e.V. in Bremerhaven. Born in Bremerhaven, he originally comes from the transport and logistics sector, where he focused on shipping and port issues. Before joining WAB, Nölke had spent the previous 14 years as Managing Director of the Verein zur Förderung des [...]

14 03, 2024

Klaipeda Port announced a tender for the construction of an offshore wind marshalling harbour


To accommodate the development of the two Lithuanian wind farms, as well as other projects in the Baltic Sea, Klaipeda Port announced an international tender for the reconstruction works of quays and dredging of the first stage. „With favorable conditions for the development of offshore wind farms and numerous wind farm projects in progress, the [...]

12 03, 2024

Green energy for business. Coming in April the largest cPPA market event in Poland – RE-Source Poland Hub conference

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

The cPPAs for the purchase of green energy, concluded between consumers and RES power generators, are gaining in popularity every year and the number of signed contracts is steadily growing. Increasingly, they also include offshore wind power capacity. Figures for 2023 show that Europe has surpassed the magic limit of 10 GW of installed capacity [...]

11 03, 2024

The European Commission adopts new network code on cybersecurity for EU electricity sector

By |March 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY|

The European Commission has today adopted the first-ever EU network code on cybersecurity for the electricity sector. Foreseen under the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943 (Article 59) and in the 2022 EU Action Plan to digitalise the energy system, this delegated act is an important step to improve the cyber resilience of critical EU energy infrastructure [...]

11 03, 2024

Europe’s Climate Crisis: A Ticking Time Bomb

By |March 11th, 2024|CLIMATE, OFFSHORE|

Europe is facing an unprecedented climate crisis, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The first ever European Climate Risk Assessment (EUCRA) report paints a stark picture: extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and flooding, phenomena we've increasingly encountered in recent years, are poised to intensify. These are not distant threats but immediate challenges [...]

11 03, 2024

IEA: Clean sources of generation are set to cover all of the world’s additional electricity demand over the next three years

By |March 11th, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS|

Renewables are growing rapidly and nuclear power is on track to reach new all-time high next year, enabling low-emissions generation to outpace robust electricity demand growth. Global electricity demand is expected to grow at a faster rate over the next three years as the clean energy transition gathers speed, with all the additional demand forecast [...]

8 03, 2024

PFR invests PLN 500 million in installation terminal in Gdansk key to development of offshore wind farms

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

The Polish Development Fund (PFR) will build an installation terminal for the operation of Offshore Wind Farms (OWF) at the BalticHub port in Gdansk. Part of the financing for the investment will come from the National Reconstruction Plan (NRP). The project will contribute to the dynamic development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea. It [...]

8 03, 2024

RockWave awarded contract for subsurface data reprocessing for Bałtyk 1 Offshore Wind Farm project in Poland


RockWave, a leading provider of seismic processing and imaging services for multiple energy sectors, proudly announces that it has been awarded a significant contract from Equinor and Polenergia at their offshore wind development area, the 'Bałtyk 1 Wind Farm'. This award underscores RockWave's commitment to delivering top-tier seismic processing solutions to the renewable energy sector. [...]

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