26 10, 2023

Equinor and Polenergia awarded a contract to Seaway7 for the inter-array cables


Seaway7, part of the Subsea7 Group, today confirmed the award of a substantial* contract by Equinor and Polenergia c bottom-fixed offshore wind projects, in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. Seaway7’s scope of work covers the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of 100 66kV inter-array cables, measuring approximately 200 kilometres in length. The two [...]

23 10, 2023

A modern factory for the production of wind towers will be built in the port of Szczecin

By |October 23rd, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA and Windar Polska sp. z o.o. signed a preliminary lease agreement in Szczecin for land located on Ostrów Grabowski in the Szczecin port. A factory will be built on 17 ha, which will produce elements of wind towers for offshore or onshore wind farms, foundation structures for offshore towers [...]

23 10, 2023

Navigating the Skills Gap: The 2030 Horizon for European Energy Jobs


The European wind energy sector is poised for significant growth, aiming to more than double its workforce by 2030. In the context of the European Year of Skills, addressing the pressing skills gap becomes imperative to support this expansion and foster innovation. These insights were garnered from a recent debate titled “On the road to [...]

23 10, 2023

Smulders to supply Transition Pieces for Poland’s First Offshore Wind Farm

By |October 23rd, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Smulders Projects Belgium, subsidiary of Smulders, is proud to announce its contract with Baltic Power (joint venture of Orlen and Northland Power) for the supply of 76 transition pieces for the groundbreaking Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm, marking a significant milestone in the Polish offshore wind industry. Over the past year, Baltic Power and Smulders [...]

13 10, 2023

Poland and Norway establish strategic offshore wind alliance

By |October 13th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Norwegian Offshore Wind has strengthened their collaborative efforts in the Polish market by signing two key MoUs in Gdansk this week. On the main stage at Baltexpo, the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW) signed the collaboration agreement with Norwegian Offshore Wind. This MoU will play a pivotal role in building closer relationships between the [...]

13 10, 2023

Seatech Engineering discusses possibility of supporting Polish offshore


The latest project of Seatech Engineering – CTV (Crew Transport Vessel) SE-223 catamaran will be tasked with safe transfer of technical personnel, along with necessary equipment, between service ports and offshore wind farms. In addition, vessel will enable support of SOVs (Service Operation Vessel) working in the area of farms on the Baltic Sea, thus [...]

13 10, 2023

TELE-FONIKA Kable and JDR to supply subsea and land cables to the Baltic Power

By |October 13th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFK) a global supplier of wire and cable systems for the renewable energy sector, alongside JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier, have been awarded a contract with ORLEN Group and Northland Power for the Baltic Power wind farm in Poland. Together with partners NKT and DEME Offshore, they [...]

13 10, 2023

Baltic Industrial Group with contract for distribution substations for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm

By |October 13th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

On October 4 of this year, Baltic Operator Sp. z o.o., a company belonging to the Baltic Industrial Group GPB, which also includes Gdansk Shipyard, signed a contract to manufacture two offshore distribution substations for the Baltic wind farm project. Baltic Operator will manufacture steel structures for two distribution substations weighing a total of 2,600 [...]

10 10, 2023

Jan De Nul Group and Hellenic Cables sign export cable contracts for Baltyk II & III offshore wind farms

By |October 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A consortium of Jan De Nul Group and Hellenic Cables will design, manufacture, transport and install a package of four 220 kV HVAC export cables to connect the Polish offshore wind farms Baltyk II and Baltyk III to shore. Upon completion, these wind farms developed by the joint venture of Equinor and Polenergia will provide [...]

10 10, 2023

Offshore wind tower factory in Gdansk, Baltic Towers, with support from the Polish Investment Zone

By |October 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The board of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone has issued a decision on support for the Baltic Towers company. The Polish Investment Zone will support the construction of a production and storage hall for the manufacturing of offshore wind towers. The value of the new investment is estimated at around EUR 200 million. Baltic Towers, [...]

9 10, 2023

New offshore investment in Swinoujscie

By |October 9th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Euro Terminal, like many Polish companies, is preparing to participate in the development of the Polish offshore market. The completion of the latest investment, the RO-RO ramp, is another step in the company's development and cooperation with key players in the wind turbine market. Together with the companies, i.e. Vestas or Orlen, they are creating [...]

6 10, 2023

Vulcan opens pioneering fire range with helipad


Vulcan Training & Consultancy (VTC), the largest training center in Central and Eastern Europe providing training for Oil & Gas and Wind Energy employees, is proud to announce the opening of Poland's first commercial fire training ground with a helicopter landing pad. The inauguration ceremony took place at Vulcan Training & Consultancy's 5th Anniversary Gala, [...]

3 10, 2023

Construction of offshore wind farms will gain momentum


The road to strengthening Poland's energy security through the use of the sea has been opened. October 2, 2023, the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure organized a conference "Offshore - concessions in Polish maritime areas", summarizing the process of issuing permits for the construction of offshore wind farms. - Building an offshore wind energy sector is [...]

30 09, 2023

SeaRenergy Offshore to develop offshore substation design for BC-Wind

By |September 30th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Ocean Winds Polska and the Polish branch of SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH have signed a contract to develop the conceptual design, construction permit design documentation and obtain an occupancy permit for an offshore substation for the BC-Wind project. The scope of the contract includes the development of a conceptual design for an offshore substation, together [...]

28 09, 2023

Vestas wins 1,140 MW offshore order for V236-15.0 MW wind turbines in Poland

By |September 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Vestas has secured a 1,140 MW firm order from Baltic Power Sp. z o.o, a joint venture between ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc, for the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland. The firm order announcement is in reference to Vestas’ Company Announcement 16/2023 of 28 September 2023. Vestas will supply, install, and commission [...]

26 09, 2023

RWE and FRS Windcat Polska present a hydrogen-powered CTV unit to transport offshore wind farm crews

By |September 26th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TECHNOLOGY|

RWE and FRS Windcat Polska presented the Hydrocat 55, one of the world's first dual-fuel crew transport vessels (CTV), in the port of Ustka. It is a dual-fuel, MDO-fueled unit that can also run on hydrogen, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. In the presence of Jacek Maniszewski, Mayor of the City of Ustka, representatives of local [...]

25 09, 2023

EBRD to extend a €140 million loan to Baltic Power

By |September 25th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the development of Poland’s renewable energy capacity by extending a €140 million loan to Baltic Power to finance the construction of the country’s first offshore wind farm. The EBRD’s financing is provided alongside that from a large number of international and local commercial lenders, the [...]

22 09, 2023

Poland: InvestEU – EIB supports one of the world’s largest wind farms with €610 million in financing

By |September 22nd, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The project on the Baltic Sea will be developed by Baltic Power, with EIB financing backed by InvestEU. Poland will join Denmark and Germany in harnessing the clean energy potential of Baltic Sea basin. Once finished in 2026, the wind farm will generate nearly 4 200 GWh of clean energy annually. The European Investment Bank [...]

21 09, 2023

Szczecin Shipyard “Wulkan” will participate in the European supply chain

By |September 21st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Szczecin Shipyard "Wulkan" hereby announces its involvement in the construction of the 1000 MW THOR offshore wind farm owned by RWE. Based on a recently signed agreement with Dajin Offshore, the "Wulkan" Shipyard is responsible for the delivery of internal platform packages. "Wulkan"'s plant is well equipped for both intermediate and large steel structures. "We [...]

20 09, 2023

Budimex with contract to build terminal in Swinoujscie

By |September 20th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Budimex has signed a contract for the construction of an installation terminal for offshore wind farms. The general contractor will execute the land part of the investment for a sum of more than PLN 118 million. The project is the responsibility of Orlen Group, which wants to build the first in Poland, and simultaneously one [...]

19 09, 2023

Northland Power Announces Signing of Credit Agreement for $5.2 Billion Project Financing at Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project

By |September 19th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX: NPI) along with its partner, Orlen S.A. (“Orlen”), today announced that its Baltic Power offshore wind project (“Baltic Power” or the “project”) in Poland has signed a credit agreement to secure an equivalent of $5.2 billion of non-recourse green financing that adheres to Northland’s green financing framework [...]

18 09, 2023

N-Sea Polska and MAG Offshore are jointly developing Marine Coordination Centre’s (MCC)

By |September 18th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

N-Sea Polska and MAG Offshore are jointly developing Marine Coordination Centre’s (MCC) for Poland and the Baltics. With this approach the parties will share the relevant knowledge, experience, equipment, vessels and port facilities to serve our clients needs during the developing and operating phases of their offshore wind farms across the Baltic Region. The proposed [...]

16 09, 2023

Sensoria and Bladena Partner for Enhanced Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Integrity

By |September 16th, 2023|POLAND, REGULATORY|

Sensoria™ by MISTRAS Group, an innovative 24/7/365 wind blade monitor, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Danish blade specialist Bladena to provide an innovative solution to help maximize offshore wind blade integrity and uptime. As larger offshore blades are more likely to fail than smaller onshore blades, the collaboration combines Sensoria’s cutting-edge blade monitoring technology with Bladena’s [...]

15 09, 2023

They will get students into wind turbines – the first such project in Poland

By |September 15th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

On Wednesday, September 13, a training project was officially launched for students of the Maritime School Complex in Darłowo, who will gain free certificates to work on wind turbines. The first training project initiated by Vulcan Training & Consultancy and the Polish Wind Energy Association worth more than PLN 1 million is being launched. This [...]

14 09, 2023

Offshore Wind Poland Conference coming up on November 21-22 in Warsaw!

By |September 14th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The coming years will be crucial for offshore wind development. How we use the potential of the Polish Baltic depends on the cooperation of all stakeholders, from investors to suppliers. Global offshore is accelerating, and Poland is not lagging behind. The most up-to-date topics and studies will be discussed at the forum during an event [...]

12 09, 2023

DNV wins contract to certify new Polish offshore wind farms

By |September 12th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has been awarded a contract by the Equinor and Polenergia S.A. owned joint ventures, MFW Bałtyk II sp. z o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III sp. z o.o for the certification of the Baltyk II and Baltyk III offshore wind farms. The projects, located in the Polish exclusive economic [...]

11 09, 2023

PGE and Ørsted invite you to Suppliers Day

By |September 11th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A special event dedicated to suppliers of components and services who want to participate in the process of creating a supply chain for the Baltica 2 project – one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The meetings will take place on October 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM at PGE Narodowy stadium in [...]

11 09, 2023

Free Wind Energy Training Initiative Launched in Poland

By |September 11th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

In a significant move for the European energy sector, Vulcan Training & Consultancy has partnered with the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW) to introduce a pioneering training initiative in Poland. Titled "Get into the wind turbines and work at the highest level!” this program is the first of its kind in the country. With an [...]

6 09, 2023

100 Questions for Ocean Winds – BC-Wind Suppliers Day coming up on September 13 in Gdańsk

By |September 6th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Ocean Winds (OW) invites you to their next Suppliers Day, which will be held under the formula "100 Questions for Ocean Winds - how to establish a cooperation". The goal is to continue the dialogue with companies interested in cooperation within the BC-Wind offshore wind farm supply chain. The meeting will provide an opportunity to [...]

5 09, 2023

Budzyński, PTMEW: there is tremendous mobilisation of the supply chain, but we notice a huge imbalance of demand and supply

By |September 5th, 2023|OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 20-21 September, the 12th edition of the international conference 'Offshore Wind - Logistics & Supplies' organised by the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW) will take place in Gdynia. BalticWind.EU is a media patron of the event. We spoke to Jakub Budzynski, Vice President of PTMEW, about where the industry is today, what is [...]

1 09, 2023

Nearly 17,000 people took part in the third edition of the “PGE Beach – Know the Power of the Baltic Wind” project

By |September 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Nearly 17,000 residents and tourists vacationing at the Polish seaside visited PGE educational zones in Ustka, Łeba and Sasin. For 36 days, as part of the project "PGE BEACH - KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND", thanks to dedicated attractions, you could learn interesting facts about offshore wind farms and renewable energy sources. Offshore [...]

1 09, 2023

The first (pilot) and only of its kind training program in Poland is being launched – Get into the wind turbines and work at the highest level!

By |September 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Due to the development of onshore and offshore wind power in Poland, there is a need for new specialized workers, including technicians and wind turbine installers. The project "Get into the wind turbines and work at the highest level" ["Wkręć się na wiatraki i pracuj na najwyższym poziomie"], initiated by the Polish Wind Energy Association [...]

1 09, 2023

Industrial Development Agency JSC begins construction of wind tower factory in Gdansk

By |September 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The Industrial Development Agency JSC (ARP S.A.), together with strategic partners GRI Renewable Industries, S.L. and Baltic Towers Sp. z o.o., is launching a new investment to support the development of Offshore Wind Energy (OWE). This is a landmark event for the Polish renewable energy sector. On August 31, 2023, construction of an offshore tower [...]

31 08, 2023

New deal will foster Norway-Poland collaboration on offshore wind

By |August 31st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Norwegian Offshore Wind has on behalf of 380 members just signed a MOU with The Polish Investment and Trade Agency, aiming to boost offshore wind collaboration between the two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Warsaw this week. -These two markets have different strengths within offshore wind, and we therefore have a lot [...]

24 08, 2023

Construction of offshore wind farms in H1 2023 – how is the Baltic Sea performing?


WindEurope has summarised the development of offshore wind energy in Europe in the first half of 2023. How does the Baltic Sea look in comparison to Europe? Below we present details of the projects under construction during this period. Europe built 2.1 GW of new offshore wind in the first half of 2023, bringing its [...]

17 08, 2023

Pomeranian Governor has issued the first three construction permits for Baltic Power

By |August 17th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Construction of wind farms in the Baltic is about to begin. Pomeranian Governor Dariusz Drelich today issued the first three construction permit decisions for Baltic Power. The permits are for three tasks related to the construction of offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 1,200 MW and the infrastructure associated with these farms. Tasks [...]

11 08, 2023

Baltic Power offshore wind farm with conditional investment decision

By |August 11th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

ORLEN's Supervisory Board has made a conditional investment decision for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, enabling the finalization of the design phase. The construction phase is scheduled to begin later this year, once the process of raising financing and completing building permits has been completed. At this stage, the joint investment by ORLEN and [...]

10 08, 2023

PGE with Ministry of Infrastructure’s decisions on granting permits under Phase II offshore

By |August 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Polska Grupa Energetyczna announced that the Ministry of Infrastructure has issued decisions on granting permits for the erection of artificial islands, structures and equipment in Polish maritime areas for projects involving the construction of offshore wind farms. The decision concerns, among other things, areas in the Baltic Sea applied for in adjudication proceedings by the [...]

8 08, 2023

PGE gains approval from the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to support financing of Baltica Offshore Wind Farm


The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a preliminary credit decision for the PGE Group's Baltica offshore wind project. The total financing package amounts to €1.4 billion. It is a significant step in securing the optimal financing structure to build PGE's first offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The project will consist of several [...]

1 08, 2023

Important decision on power grid development for Polish offshore


An environmental decision has appeared for the 400 kV Choczewo - Żarnowiec line, which was made by the Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdańsk. Officials have issued an environmental decision for the construction of the project. The decision was announced on social media by Anna Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. https://twitter.com/AnnaTrzeciakow3/status/1686258445387800576?s=20 [...]

28 07, 2023

PGE Baltica complets its first full year of wind measurements in the Baltica 1 project area


PGE Baltica announced the completion of the first full year of wind measurements in Baltica 1 project area, and thus successfully completed Phase I of a measurement campaign aimed at capturing the full seasonality in recorded measurement data. As analysts point out, the consistency of the measurements was undisturbed, and the required threshold for data [...]

28 07, 2023

Benthic completed CPT site investigation for Equinor’s Baltyk II and III OWF


Earlier this year, Benthic, a Geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, completed a site investigation comprising cone penetration tests (CPTs) using its portable remotely operated drill (PROD) that has enabled the design of foundations for about 100 wind turbines and two offshore substations for the Baltyk II and III wind farms offshore Poland [...]

26 07, 2023

Offshore wind energy caches wind in its sails


Senate committees back Polish offshore. The assumed increase in the capacity of offshore wind farms from 5 to 12 GW, which will be built by 2030, is a landmark step towards the dynamic development of the new sector in Poland. Cooperation between business and government in this regard will be integral to success. Committees on [...]

25 07, 2023

Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic confirmed ability to build fully equipped service vessels in cooperation with Petrobaltic

By |July 25th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

On 20.07.2023 in Gdańsk, at the headquarters of the Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic (GPD) a meeting was held with the participation of: GPB, Baltic Operator and Petrobaltic - Orlen Group on the construction of service vessels for the operation of offshore wind farms in the Baltic and beyond. The parties agreed on how to prepare the [...]

24 07, 2023

The 1st edition of “Education for sustainable development: offshore wind energy” postgraduate program ends

By |July 24th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The first edition of the postgraduate course "Education for sustainable development: offshore wind energy" conducted at the University of Gdańsk UG by the Center for Sustainable Development together with UG's Research Centre for Marine Economy (Centrum Badań nad Gospodarką Morską) concluded with a ceremonial meeting of the study's graduates with the Vice – Rector for [...]

18 07, 2023

PŻB Offshore and SeaZip Offshore Services Join Forces to Drive Offshore Wind Growth in Poland

By |July 18th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

In a significant move towards advancing the offshore energy sector in Poland, Polish Baltic Shipping Group (Polferries) and SeaZip Offshore Services have recently signed a Consortium Agreement. This partnership comes after the successful signing of a Letter of Intent to Cooperate signed in Harlingen, Netherlands, solidifying their commitment to working together in the field of [...]

18 07, 2023

PGE Baltica engages Polish entities in ichthyofauna research for Baltica 1 project


One of key steps in the offshore investment process is the characterization of the natural environment. This is not possible without a series of studies of the area of the planned wind farm and connection infrastructure. This is an opportunity to engage with Polish entrepreneurs who can join the offshore supply chain. Such cooperation has [...]

14 07, 2023

Kamil Kobyliński: There’s no hydrogen without offshore, TotalEnergies is ready to invest in Polish offshore and hydrogen


Green hydrogen is essential for Poland's energy transition, argued Kamil Kobyliński of TotalEnergies Poland during the annual PWEA conference. BalticWind.EU was a media partner of the event.  With the following editorial, we continue our series of publications on technologies that will play a key role in the green reindustrialisation of Europe and the implementation of the [...]

3 07, 2023

Deputy Minister Ireneusz Zyska at the Sixth Meeting of Offshore Wind Energy Coordinating Council


Legislative actions taken by the Ministry of Climate and Environment for the development of offshore wind energy, as well as investments in power grids to derive power from offshore wind farms, were the issues discussed at the 6th meeting of the Offshore Wind Energy Coordinating Council. The meeting, held on June 30, 2023, was chaired [...]

3 07, 2023

EDF Renewables Polska and training company Vulcan together with the SRK are beginning a multi-year cooperation.


The cooperation will prepare workers in the mining sector who are leaving the mines to work as wind turbine technicians and service technicians. The "Wiatr – kopalnia możliwośc" ["Wind - a Mine of Opportunity"] program aims to help miners and other workers in the mining sector acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to [...]

29 06, 2023

Development of offshore wind farms in Poland as an opportunity for local communities new career paths

By |June 29th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The lack of skilled workers in the renewable energy industry is an important problem. This challenge is projected to deepen in the coming years, underlining the need for awareness-raising and development pathways for people wishing to move from other sectors. With this in mind, RWE and windhunter_academy have taken proactive action to tackle this problem [...]

28 06, 2023

Lloyd’s Register authorised by Polish Ministry of Infrastructure to conduct certification of offshore wind farms


Lloyd’s Register (LR) (under the Lloyd’s Register Marine Limited entity) has been authorised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure to conduct certification of offshore wind farms in accordance with the requirements introduced by the Polish Ministry in 2022. This authorisation will enable LR to continue certifying offshore wind farm projects globally, as it has done [...]

26 06, 2023

63.3 million euros to support investment in Swinoujscie seaport’s capacity


Poland has received PLN 4.4 billion in funding from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transportation projects. June 21, 2023, a meeting of the CEF Coordinating Committee was held to approve the results of the competition. Poland repeated its success from the CEF Transport 2021 competition and once again ranked first in terms of [...]

21 06, 2023

RelyOn Nutec enters Polish market

By |June 21st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

RelyOn Nutec, a global leader in safety training, invests in Poland and acquires GoRopes, a respected Tri-City training center specializing in Global Wind Organization (GWO)-compliant wind power courses, rope access training, and PPE sales, rentals and inspections. The investment in Poland is RelyOn's first project in the Baltic region and another step in the development [...]

16 06, 2023

Next edition of Baltic Windustry coming in September 2023

By |June 16th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

The conference "Baltic WINDUSTRY 2023: industrial research in offshore wind energy" organized by the Offshore Wind Energy Center of the Gdansk University of Technology in cooperation with the Polish Wind Energy Association will be held on 12.09.2023 in Main Building's auditorium at Gdansk University of Technology. The purpose of this year's edition is to present [...]

15 06, 2023

PGE Baltica set for major milestones in Offshore Wind Development with Baltica 2 project


PGE Baltica is about to see a significant advancement in the offshore wind development. Plans are underway to finalize the investment decision for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm, which is set to generate an impressive 1.5 GW of clean energy. CEO Arkadiusz Sekściński shared the company's ambitious timeline, aiming to make the final decision [...]

14 06, 2023

RWE: we continue to develop on the Polish RES market


RWE said in a press release that it is exploring new opportunities, including being open to strategic partnerships in the offshore wind sector. RWE stresses that Poland is and will remain one of their strategic development markets for in the offshore wind energy sector, as well as photovoltaics and onshore wind energy. In the area [...]

13 06, 2023

PGE and Ørsted have selected suppliers of offshore substations for Baltica 2


PGE Group and Ørsted have signed an agreement with a consortium of SEMCO Maritime and PTSC Mechanical & Construction for the design, manufacturing and commissioning of offshore power stations for the Baltica 2 stage of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. Four offshore substations – each equipped with two transformers – will collect power generated by [...]

29 05, 2023

EIU: Baltic States Amplify Offshore Wind Investments to Boost Energy Sector


According to a recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are making significant strides in energy security, with a particular focus on the development of offshore wind farms. This move comes in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, which prompted these nations to [...]

23 05, 2023

The construction of transmission infrastructure for Baltic Power offshore wind farm is commenced


The ORLEN Group and Northland Power have commenced the construction of an onshore substation in the Choczewo municipality. The project will allow the Baltic Power wind farm to receive energy generated offshore. According to the schedule, the farm will start producing zero-carbon energy in 2026. “As the first company in Poland, we commence constructing infrastructure [...]

19 05, 2023

Installation terminal in Świnoujście takes big steps forward


Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA and ORLEN Neptun presented information on progressing work on the construction of the first installation terminal for offshore wind farms on the Polish coast. The event also discussed the role of seaports in the development of offshore wind energy. - Offshore wind energy has the potential to become the [...]

18 05, 2023

Ocean Winds with a contract for the design of offshore export cables for the BC-Wind offshore wind farm


Ocean Winds (OW), an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has signed a contract with Australian company Sea Global Pty Ltd. and with PGNIG GAZOPROJEKT S.A. as its Polish subcontractor. The agreement concerns the execution of design documentation along with obtaining a [...]

15 05, 2023

Equinor and Polenergia invite Polish entrepreneurs to Suppliers Day with Hitachi Energy

By |May 15th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Equinor, together with Polenergia, is holding another meeting for prospective suppliers of components and services for its Baltic II and Baltic III offshore wind farm projects. The event will be attended by Hitachi Energy, the main supplier and contractor for the power part of both farms, which is looking for potential partners for its supplier [...]

12 05, 2023

Debates on “Competencies for Offshore Wind” in Gdynia on May 17th

By |May 12th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Gdynia Maritime University would like to invite you to the "Competencies for Offshore Wind" conference  on May 17th. The attainment of global, European, and Polish offshore wind ambitions is largely dependent on the availability of qualified personnel. The offshore wind sector in Europe alone is expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the [...]

10 05, 2023

Success of the first edition of “Choczewo. Municipality Powered by Wind” program to support local initiatives

By |May 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

45 projects with a total value of PLN 1 million were implemented in the first edition of the "Choczewo. Municipality Powered by Wind" program. The initiative created for the residents of the Choczewo municipality (Pomeranian voivodeship) is an idea of offshore wind farm investors implementing offshore investments in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea: [...]

9 05, 2023

Transmission system operators from the Baltic Sea region strengthen cooperation for more energy sovereignty and climate protection


CEOs and other executives from the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the Baltic Sea countries met in Berlin to further intensify cooperation. The meeting was attended by AST (Latvia), Elering (Estonia), Energinet (Denmark), Fingrid (Finland), Litgrid (Lithuania), PSE (Poland), Statnett (Norway) and Svenska Kraftnät (Sweden). The companies' managers gave a positive assessment of how the [...]

4 05, 2023

PSE and Litgrid to hold new proceedings for Harmony Link construction


Litgrid, Lithuania's transmission system operator, has decided to cancel a tender for the selection of a cable contractor for the Harmony Link project. As a consequence, PSE also canceled a tender for the construction of converter stations under this project. The total investment cost, taking into account submitted bids, would be approx. 1.6 billion euros [...]

28 04, 2023

PGE and Ørsted have appointed the Contract Engineer to exercise Investor’s supervision over the land connection for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm

By |April 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE and Ørsted - companies building the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm - have signed an agreement with a consortium made of Biuro Studiów, Projektów i Realizacji "Energoprojekt‐Katowice" SA and "Energopomiar" Sp. z o.o. The consortium will be acting as a Contract Engineer when constructing the land connection of the project - It is very important [...]

24 04, 2023

Capacity reservation for Baltyk II and III

By |April 24th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The joint venture Equinor-Polenergia ("JVEP") and Sif have entered a capacity reservation agreement for the supply of 90 monopile foundations for JVEP's Baltyk II and III offshore wind project in Poland. Once finalized, this will be the first contract under the terms of the strategy collaboration agreement that Sif and Equinor have entered in relation [...]

20 04, 2023

Ørsted and PGE select Siemens Gamesa as supplier of wind turbines for one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm


Ørsted and the PGE Group have signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for supplying offshore wind turbines for the Baltica 2 project with a total capacity of about 1.5 GW. It is Poland’s largest-ever renewable energy project and will produce enough green energy to cover the power consumption of approximately 2.4 million Polish [...]

20 04, 2023

Offshore wind – acceleration needed to seize the epochal opportunity for the development of the Polish economy

By |April 20th, 2023|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, POLAND|

In last year's summary of the state of ‘local content’, I indicated that the foundation for the development of projects, businesses and innovations is already in place. Despite this, 2021 brought very few business plans, new investments, products or innovations. 2022 proved to be a much more optimistic year. It brought, among other things, a [...]

20 04, 2023

DNV publishes world’s first certification guidance for energy islands and offshore wind farms in Poland

By |April 20th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

DNV has published an important update of its comprehensive service specification for project certification, DNV-SE-0190. The new edition is the world’s first document which addresses the certification of energy islands and offshore wind farms in Poland. Poland is planning impressively rapid growth in offshore wind and has recently published the Polish Maritime Safety Act which [...]

18 04, 2023

Western Pomerania has the most to gain from the development of OWE

By |April 18th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Excellent location, extensive port infrastructure and many years of experience. Western Pomerania, as a region, has the most to gain from the dynamic development of the offshore wind energy industry in Poland. New jobs, growth of service providers and international cooperation. The West Pomeranian Voivodeship has high economic, spatial and investment potential, as well as [...]

5 04, 2023

Global trends are driving the maritime sector. The Invest in Pomerania report “Focus on Maritime Sector”

By |April 5th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND|

Green propulsion, autonomous ships, digitization, and VR technologies – these are only some of the topics covered in the Invest in Pomerania report, where current technological trends have been correlated with local maritime industry situation. Like most sectors of the economy, the maritime sector is strongly influenced by global trends focused on green technologies aimed [...]

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