17 10, 2023

Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime with EPCI Contract for the Baltic Power OSS project

By |October 17th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

A primary sub-contractor, ISC Consulting Engineers, has already successfully completed much of the engineering scope, both for the substations as well as for the monopiles and transition pieces, which will also be supplied by Bladt Industries. The two substations will be constructed and established in the coming years, with final commissioning planned for early 2026, [...]

13 10, 2023

Seatech Engineering discusses possibility of supporting Polish offshore

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

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 NEWS, 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 NEWS, 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 [...]

11 10, 2023

Nearly half a thousand people at Suppliers Day organized by PGE and Ørsted

By |October 11th, 2023|EVENT, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Representatives of companies from all over Poland and abroad interested in joining the Baltica 2 project took part in a meeting organized for them at PGE Narodowy. Suppliers Day was an opportunity to meet individually with suppliers of components and services already contracted by PGE and Ørsted. - Interest showed in the event exceeded our [...]

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 NEWS, 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 NEWS, 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

Jumbo transports and installs Baltic Eagle Transition Pieces for Van Oord

By |October 9th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Jumbo Offshore has been contracted by Van Oord for the transportation and installation of transition pieces for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea. Operations on the project are to commence in October 2023. Due to the close cooperation and extensive experience between the Jumbo Offshore and Van Oord project teams, [...]

9 10, 2023

Commission approves €193 million Lithuanian scheme to support offshore wind farms

By |October 9th, 2023|EU policy, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The European Commission has approved a €193 million Lithuanian scheme to support offshore wind farms to foster the transition towards a net-zero economy, in line with the Green Deal Industrial Plan. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, adopted by the Commission on 9 March 2023 to support measures [...]

6 10, 2023

50Hertz signs contracts with NKT and Prysmian Group for at least 3.500 km of submarine and land cable

By |October 6th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

50Hertz signed project and framework contracts with two leading European manufacturers of high-performance cables for the production and installation of submarine and land cables covering a total length of 3,500 km, with an option for an additional 2,700 km. The contracts awarded to NKT and Prysmian Power Link - part of Prysmian Group - have [...]

3 10, 2023

NKT secures framework agreement and record order for five power cable projects supporting the German Energiewende

By |October 3rd, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

NKT has been awarded a combination of five on- and offshore power cable projects embedded in a long-term framework agreement by the German TSO 50Hertz. With a combined value of approx. EUR 3.5bn, the order is a new company record for NKT. 50Hertz, a German transmission system operator, has selected NKT to provide several 525 [...]

28 09, 2023

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

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

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 [...]

25 09, 2023

CEF Energy: two Baltic projects obtain the status to join the CB RES list

By |September 25th, 2023|ESTONIA, EU policy, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The European Commission has announced today that two more projects have obtained the status required to be part of the List of Renewable Energy Cross-border Projects (CB RES list) under the Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF Energy). The list, launched for the first time in August 2022, has now a total of five projects. [...]

25 09, 2023

EBRD to extend a €140 million loan to Baltic Power

By |September 25th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, 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 NEWS, 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 NEWS, 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 NEWS, 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 [...]

20 09, 2023

Skyborn receives environmental permit to build 1 GW-Storgrundet Offshore wind farm in Sweden

By |September 20th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Skyborn Renewables (Skyborn) has received the environmental permit from the Swedish Land and Environment Court to build the Storgrundet Offshore wind farm, marking an important milestone in realizing the project. The permit allows for a maximum of 51 wind turbines, which, when fully operational, will have a capacity of roughly 1 GW and generate 3–3.5 [...]

20 09, 2023

First two sites were subject to several competing applications for establishing offshore wind farms in Estonia

By |September 20th, 2023|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

28 August was the deadline for submitting competing applications for the establishment of offshore wind farms on the Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 sites. Six competing applications were submitted for both sites, with the initial application bringing the total to seven. For the offshore areas, Liivi Offshore OÜ, Aker Offshore Wind Europe GmbH, Viru Keemia [...]

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 NEWS, 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 [...]

19 09, 2023

Suomen Hyötytuuli starts FEED for turbine foundations in Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm extension project

By |September 19th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Suomen Hyötytuuli is developing an extension to Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm on the west coast of Finland. The wind turbines of at least 15 megawatts will be built in deeper waters than ever before in Finland. The company has now launched FEED (Front End Engineering Design) for Suomen Hyötytuuli’s own concept, which is the base [...]

14 09, 2023

Iberdrola installs all fifty monopiles of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

By |September 14th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola has successfully installed all fifty monopiles for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm together with its partner Van Oord. The next step in the ongoing construction phase now involves the installation of the transition pieces. These were manufactured by the Spanish company Windar Renovables and temporarily stored in the port of Mukran. The transition [...]

11 09, 2023

PGE and Ørsted invite you to Suppliers Day

By |September 11th, 2023|EVENT, OFFSHORE NEWS, 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 [...]

7 09, 2023

Public participation for Ostwind 3 onshore route section launched

By |September 7th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Ministry of Economics of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is accepting position statements up to and including 16/10/2023. The object of the public participation that is hereby announced is the third approval section, i.e. the onshore route section. The subject at hand is the construction and operation of the land cable as a 220-kV AC cable [...]

7 09, 2023

Landinfra Energy investigates the conditions for up to 8 GW of offshore wind off the Swedish coast

By |September 7th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish project development company Landinfra Energy AB (“Landinfra”) is investigating the conditions for the establishment of offshore wind in the Swedish economic zone and Swedish territorial waters. The company has selected nine areas along the Swedish coast where the conditions for offshore wind will be investigated. The areas are Falkenberg/Halmstad, Baltic Edge, Öland/Hoburg (three [...]

1 09, 2023

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

By |September 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, 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 [...]

1 09, 2023

50Hertz awards contracts for cables to connect the Baltic Sea wind farm Gennaker to the transmission grid

By |September 1st, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Following an international tender, the electricity transmission system operator 50Hertz has awarded two major contracts for submarine and land cables in the Baltic Sea to the suppliers Hellenic Cables and Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTT). The company's supervisory board, which includes representatives of the majority shareholder Elia Group, KfW and representatives of the employee [...]

28 08, 2023

Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTTSC) secures a contract for the grid connection for Gennaker OWF

By |August 28th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable (ZTTSC) informed on social media on Friday that it celebrates securing the prestigious EPCI contract for the Gennaker OWF Grid Connection OST-6-1 project (Lot-2) in the Baltic Sea. With well-deserved recognition for high-voltage export cables and an impressive track record in China and the International market, ZTTSC solidifies its expertise in [...]

28 08, 2023

Hellenic Cables S.A. is awarded an EPCI contract for the grid interconnection in Germany

By |August 28th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

Hellenic Cables, the cables segment of Cenergy Holdings, was awarded a contract by 50Hertz Offshore GmbH for the turnkey delivery of two export cable systems for the interconnection to the German grid of the Western Offshore Sub Station of Gennaker, an offshore wind farm with capacity of approx. 927MW located in the German Baltic Sea, [...]

17 08, 2023

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

By |August 17th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, 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 [...]

15 08, 2023

The Metsähallitus’ offshore wind power project seabed soundings moving forward

By |August 15th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The preliminary surveys of Metsähallitus’ new offshore wind farm projects will proceed as planned for the autumn tendering process. During the summer, factors such as the constructability of the seabed in the Bay of Bothnia have been investigated. Last spring, Metsähallitus conducted a tendering process for the assessment the constructability of the seabed through seismo-acoustic [...]

14 08, 2023

Iberdrola awards Windar Renovables the transition pieces for the Windanker offshore wind farm

By |August 14th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Windar Renovables has signed an agreement with Iberdrola to manufacture 21 transition pieces for the Windanker offshore wind farm in German waters. This is the sixth project of this type of foundation to date. The production will be carried out at the Avilés facilities, with the collaboration of a large number of Spanish suppliers in [...]

11 08, 2023

Baltic Power offshore wind farm with conditional investment decision

By |August 11th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, 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 [...]

9 08, 2023

Lithuanian regulator approves maximum transaction price for autumn auction

By |August 9th, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP|

The Lithuanian National Regulatory Authority (VERT) has decided to approve a maximum transaction price for the purchase and sale of electricity from renewable energy sources of EUR 107.18/MWh and a minimum transaction price threshold of EUR 64.31/MWh. These prices will be used for the second tender for the 700 MW offshore wind farm, which is [...]

8 08, 2023

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

By |August 8th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

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 [...]

7 08, 2023

Jakobstad is investigating how the planned offshore wind power could affect the harbour, industry and residents

By |August 7th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Ministry of the Environment is distributing a total of EUR 1.3 million to municipalities for studies on green transition projects, i.e. solar, wind, hydrogen or biogas projects. Jakobstad receives the largest grant of almost €190,000. - It concerns offshore wind power off Pietarsaari. We will receive the money for various types of studies, what [...]

31 07, 2023

Aegir Insights Report: Offshore Wind Momentum in the Baltic States

By |July 31st, 2023|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

According to the latest report from Aegir Insights, the Baltic states, comprising Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, are rapidly advancing their offshore wind energy initiatives, capitalizing on the vast potential of the Baltic Sea to drive Europe's energy transition. This surge in activity aligns with the region's heightened focus on energy security, independence, and renewable energy [...]

28 07, 2023

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

By |July 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

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 [...]

27 07, 2023

Masdar joins Iberdrola to co-invest in the Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

By |July 27th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Masdar, the UAE’s flagship renewable energy company, has signed a strategic agreement with Iberdrola, a global clean energy leader, to co-invest in the 476-megawatt (MW) Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Iberdrola will retain a majority 51% stake in the asset, which will help to accelerate green energy security in Europe. [...]

26 07, 2023

Offshore wind energy caches wind in its sails

By |July 26th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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 [...]

26 07, 2023

Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic is finalizing the construction of two offshore substations for the Ocean Wind wind farm

By |July 26th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic is currently finalizing the construction of two offshore substations for the Ocean Wind wind farm for the American shelf. Both substations, produced by GPBaltic, will have a weight of 2,300 tons and will be delivered by sea to the wind farm off the coast of New Jersey, USA. Each of the substations [...]

25 07, 2023

OX2’s sale of 49 percent of Finnish offshore wind projects to Ingka Investments is completed

By |July 25th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

On May 12, OX2 announced that an agreement had been signed with Ingka Investments for the sale of 49 percent of three offshore wind projects in Finland, with a potential capacity of about 6,000 MW. The deal was subject to customary competition merger filing approval. Merger clearance has now been obtained and the transaction has [...]

18 07, 2023

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

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

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

SeaRenergy joins Iberdrola on Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

By |July 14th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

SeaRenergy is delighted to announce the award by Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea for two different service scopes. SeaRenergy provides inspection services, maintenance, and repair works on monopiles and transition pieces as well as client representatives for all phases of the installation of Baltic Eagle. The execution [...]

13 07, 2023

TotalEnergies Wins Two Maritime Leases to Develop two Giga Offshore Wind Farms in Germany

By |July 13th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

TotalEnergies has been awarded by the Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency) two marine concessions, N-12.1 and O-2.2, at the end of the auction held in Germany. Located in the Baltic Sea 40 kilometres from the coast, concession O-2.2 has a surface area of around 100 square kilometres. Located in the North Sea, 170 kilometres off [...]

13 07, 2023

ELWIND offshore wind project receives EUR 18.7 million in funding from the EU

By |July 13th, 2023|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP|

The Latvia-Estonia cross-border offshore wind project ELWIND has received approval for EUR 18.7 million in co-funding from the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency CINEA. The funding for the research needed to develop the project has been granted under the European Union funding programme Connecting Europe Facility. The co-funding will enable high-quality research to determine the [...]

11 07, 2023

Ignitis Renewables and Ocean Winds: Provisional Winners of Lithuanian Offshore Wind Tender

By |July 11th, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP|

Ignitis Renewables, a subsidiary of Ignitis Group, and strategic partner Ocean Winds (OW) emerge as the provisional winners of the tender for the 700 MW Lithuanian offshore wind project. The successful bid price of EUR 20 million showcases the commitment of these companies to advancing renewable energy in the region. The Lithuanian National Energy Regulatory [...]

10 07, 2023

50Hertz DialogMobil Tour: Engaging with Local Communities for Grid Connection Project

By |July 10th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The recent 50Hertz DialogMobil tour, conducted by the project team of the grid connection project OST-6-1, has garnered significant attention and generated immense enthusiasm among the communities of Dierhagen, Ribnitz-Damgarten, Dettmannsdorf, Marlow, and Gnewitz. The tour aimed to provide local citizens with comprehensive information about the project's current status and future plans. Empowering the Communities [...]

10 07, 2023

Skyborn Sweden submits permit application for Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm

By |July 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Skyborn Sweden (Skyborn) has submitted a permit application to the Swedish government to build the 2,800 MW Fyrskeppet offshore wind farm north of Örskar in Uppsala County, about 50 kilometres off the coast. Fyrskeppet Offshore is expected to generate up to 11 TWh fossil-free electricity when completed, which corresponds to eight per cent of Sweden's [...]

7 07, 2023

Metsähallitus and the Finnish Geological Survey work together on offshore wind energy project seabed soundings

By |July 7th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Helsinki, Finland - Metsähallitus, a state-owned enterprise responsible for managing state-owned land and water areas, has partnered with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) to conduct seabed soundings as part of its new offshore wind farm projects. This collaboration will provide crucial data for the construction and planning of the wind farms, as well as [...]

7 07, 2023

Consumer Protection and Technical Surveillance Authority (CTA) Initiates Building Permit Procedure for Liivi 2 OWF

By |July 7th, 2023|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Tallinn, Estonia – The Consumer Protection and Technical Surveillance Authority (CTA) has announced its intention to initiate a building permit procedure for the construction of a marine wind farm in the Liivi 2 area. The application for a building permit was submitted by OÜ Utilitas Wind on April 29, 2020. The proposed offshore wind farm [...]

6 07, 2023

DSV and Ørsted to test cargo drones at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm

By |July 6th, 2023|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

DSV, the global Danish transport and logistics company, and Ørsted, the world-leading Danish energy company, will test long-distance drone transport of spare parts and tools in the Kattegat Sea in Denmark. Ørsted has the ambitious goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2025 and is continually exploring new ways to ensure high wind farm availability and reduce [...]

5 07, 2023

Dutch-Belgian consortium HSI awarded EPCI platform contract for most powerful offshore wind farm in Baltic Sea

By |July 5th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The HSI consortium consisting of HSM Offshore Energy, Smulders and Iv-Offshore & Energy is awarded a EPCI platform contract, including jackets, for Gennaker 1 (West) and 2 (East) by 50Hertz for the Gennaker wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. With a total capacity of 927 MW, it will be the largest and most powerful [...]

4 07, 2023

Metsähallitus to extend the reservation agreement for the Suurhiekka offshore wind farm in Finland

By |July 4th, 2023|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Metsähallitus has agreed with Skyborn Renewables to extend the Suurhiekka sea area reservation agreement for five years. The planned Suurhiekka offshore wind farm will be located in the municipalities of Oulu, Simo and Ii by the Bothnian Bay in Finland. The reservation agreement gives Skyborn Renewables the exclusive right to continue the surveys in the [...]

3 07, 2023

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

By |July 3rd, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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 [...]

27 06, 2023

Offshore wind energy to be supplied to SHS in Germany

By |June 27th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola Deutschland and SHS -Stahl Holding Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA have concluded a long-term power supply agreement (PPA). The cooperation between the two companies is set for 15 years and covers an annual consumption of 200 GWh. The deal’s green energy production is equivalent to some 50 MW offshore wind capacity, to be supplied [...]

26 06, 2023

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

By |June 26th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

26 06, 2023

Hexicon’s joint venture Freja Offshore submits application for the 2 GW Cirrus Offshore Wind Farm in Sweden

By |June 26th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon, a project-developer and technology provider within the floating wind industry, is proud to announce that the joint venture with Mainstream Renewable Power, Freja Offshore, has submitted an application for an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea named Cirrus off the south coast of Sweden. With its potential to deliver 10 TWh annually, Cirrus [...]

23 06, 2023

Public participation started for Ostwind 3 for the coastal sea section (12 nautical mile zone)

By |June 23rd, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is accepting comments up to and including 28.7.2023. The Coastal Sea section comprises the cable route starting from the connecting element of the land cable to the submarine cable section (transition joint) at the port of Vierow to the transition to the exclusive economic [...]

23 06, 2023

Basis laid for further international cooperation in the North and Baltic Seas

By |June 23rd, 2023|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Transmission System Operators Energinet and 50Hertz welcomed on Tuesday 20th June 2023 public marking of the signing of an intergovernmental agreement relating to the German-Danish Bornholm Energy Island project. The German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, and Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Lars Aagaard, confirmed their signing of the [...]

20 06, 2023

Research on the bottom of the Baltic Sea: the Lithuanian area is suitable for developing an offshore wind farm

By |June 20th, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The structure of the bottom of the Baltic Sea territory with an area of ​​more than 136 km2 is suitable for the development of an offshore wind farm, confirming the last stage of geological and geotechnical seabed research. The tender for the selection of the developer of the wind park with a permitted generation capacity [...]

15 06, 2023

Darbėnai substation: Powering the Offshore Wind in Lithuania

By |June 15th, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, has commenced construction on the Darbėnai substation, a project that holds great significance for the Baltic Sea region. Located in the Kretinga district, this 330 kV substation is poised to become the future energy hub of western Lithuania. Its construction will not only enhance Lithuania's energy security and [...]

15 06, 2023

Kustvind withdraw its application for a permit to build the Sydkustens vind wind farm

By |June 15th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Kustvind, a wind power company, has announced the withdrawal of its application for a permit to build the Sydkustens vind wind farm in Sweden's sea territory. The proposed project is located 8-15 kilometers off the coast of Skurup and Trelleborg municipality. The decision to withdraw the application stems from the belief that more time is [...]

14 06, 2023

RWE: we continue to develop on the Polish RES market

By |June 14th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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

By |June 13th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

13 06, 2023

Siemens Gamesa chooses Port of Køge as installation base for Aflandshage Offshore Wind Farm

By |June 13th, 2023|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Køge Harbor will be absolutely central when the Aflandshage Offshore Wind Farm is to be established. In 2026, the Øresund region will receive green power from wind turbines at Aflandshage, which corresponds to the consumption of 300,000 households per year, and a new agreement means that the Port of Køge must provide space for, among [...]

12 06, 2023

The Open Door scheme: A huge failure by the government

By |June 12th, 2023|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The government refuses 24 applications to set up offshore wind turbines through the open door scheme without further processing. It is a huge failure, believes Green Power Denmark. The companies have applied to build offshore wind turbines in the confidence that the government stood by the current arrangement. The companies have waited patiently for the [...]

9 06, 2023

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES secure survey for BSH’s German EEZ wind farm sites

By |June 9th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY|

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES), Fugro’s Geo-data will be integrated with its [...]

6 06, 2023

Major Players Compete in Germany’s Offshore Wind Auction

By |June 6th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Germany's largest-ever offshore wind auction, as reported by S&P Global Commodity Insights, successfully concluded on June 1, attracting significant attention from major utilities, developers, and oil companies across Europe. The auction presented a remarkable total capacity of 7 GW, featuring three 2-GW wind farms in the North Sea and a 1-GW concession in the Baltic [...]

1 06, 2023

Two bidders participating in the Lithuanian offshore wind auction

By |June 1st, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The National Energy Regulatory Council (VERT) informs that during the submission period of the auction that took place between 31 March 2023 - 29 May 2023, two bidders have submitted their offers. Compliance with the auction’s requirements will be evaluated by the VERT Committee.  The state-owned company Ignitis Group has reportedly submitted applications to compete, [...]

31 05, 2023

OX2 and Ingka Investments enter conditional agreement with NKT for delivery and installation of export cables for two offshore wind farms in Sweden

By |May 31st, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

OX2 and Ingka Investments enters into conditional agreement with NKT for delivery and installation of export power cables. NKT’s facility in Karlskrona will deliver the cables for the recently awarded Galene project in Sweden. The agreement also covers the Triton offshore wind farm. The agreement will enable OX2 and Ingka Investments to start realising the [...]

26 05, 2023

Iberdrola signs a PPA with Holcim for 250 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity from Baltic Eagle

By |May 26th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola, one of the world's largest renewable energy companies, and Holcim, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, have signed a major new clean energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in Germany - as well as agreeing to work together on a wide range of further new sustainability initiatives. The newly agreed PPA will [...]

23 05, 2023

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

By |May 23rd, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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

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

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 [...]

19 05, 2023

OX2 receives permission to build 400 MW offshore wind power on the west coast of Sweden

By |May 19th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government announced that OX2 has received permission to build the northern part of the project Galatea-Galene on the west coast of Sweden, with a potential capacity of 400 MW. The total project Galatea-Galene comprised 1.7 GW. OX2 is Sweden’s leading developer of renewable energy and besides Galatea-Galene the company is developing two more [...]

18 05, 2023

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

By |May 18th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

16 05, 2023

Ostwind 3: Public participation starts for the sea route and the offshore transformer substation in the section of the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

By |May 16th, 2023|AUTHORS, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Now that the planning approval documents have been checked for completeness, public participation for the approximately 24-kilometre-long section in the EEZ is starting. The authority conducting the procedure - the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) - will accept comments from public bodies from 15 May to 28 June. The application documents will be published [...]

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