8 11, 2021

The Windanker offshore wind farm will reinforce the Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub in Germany

By |November 8th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola remains committed to the deployment of renewables in international markets. Its third offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, Windanker, will have 300 MW installed capacity and €800 million total investment. The project will reinforce the company’s Baltic Hub in Germany which also includes the operational Wikinger offshore wind farm (350 MW), and Baltic [...]

2 11, 2021

PGE and Ørsted reach agreement on support level for Baltica offshore wind farm

By |November 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The investment partners involved in the construction of the Baltica offshore wind farm have started individual negotiations with the European Commission, concerning the determination of an individual price in the differential contract for both stages of the project – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. PGE and Ørsted expect a decision [...]

14 10, 2021

Fugro’s seawatch lidar buoys to record wind measurements for offshore energy islands

By |October 14th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Fugro has secured a contract with Energinet to provide floating wind lidar measurements for what will be the world’s first offshore artificial energy island, which is being constructed for the Danish Government. Fugro will install and operate four SEAWATCH wind lidar buoys at two locations, Energioe Nordsoen and Energioe Baltic, that will act as [...]

13 10, 2021

Cloudberry wants to develop 2.5 GW wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |October 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Nordic company Cloudberry is planning to strengthen its business portfolio in the area of offshore wind energy. The target of the independent developer is the Baltic Sea. The Nordic renewable energy producer has hired Charlotte Bergqvist, who will assist Cloudberry in exploring investment opportunities. Cloudberry is an Oslo-based company active in the renewable energy market [...]

12 10, 2021

A chance of cooperation between Lithuania and Poland in offshore wind? Ignitis and PKN Orlen talks in progress

By |October 12th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

On October 8 a ceremonial meeting of the Polish government and the PKN Orlen company with representatives of the Lithuanian government was held in Mažeikiai, Lithuania. A new investment of Orlen in the form of deep crude oil processing in the refinery was announced. On the occasion of the meeting the representatives of both sides [...]

12 10, 2021

Denmark considers new location for Hesselø offshore farm, Baltic Sea is among alternatives

By |October 12th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The Danish Energy Agency has launched an analysis of alternative areas for the Hesselø offshore wind farm, which will be built as part of the 2018 Danish Energy Agreement. Preliminary studies of the seabed have shown that the originally assumed area has a soft clay bottom. If the seabed is found to be completely [...]

11 10, 2021

Public consultation on Korsnäs offshore wind farm project begins in December

By |October 11th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Finnish company Metsähallitus has announced that the developer of the Korsnäs wind farm will hold its first meetings with local residents in early December 2021. This will be the second offshore wind farm operating in Finland. The local dialogue with residents is about the offshore wind farm that will be installed near the municipality [...]

7 10, 2021

A key moment for Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle. Ostwind 2 project receives final approval

By |October 7th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

German electricity system operator 50Hertz announced that it has received the final, long-awaited approval for its Ostwind 2 infrastructure project in mid-September 2021. The operator received the decision for a 700-meter cable section connecting the Arcadis Ost 1 transformer platform. Ostwind 2 is a project by German operator 50Hertz designed to connect the Arcadis Ost [...]

6 10, 2021

Skepast&Puhkim to prepare environmental impact assessment for Liivi wind farm

By |October 6th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia has announced that work has begun on the environmental impact assessment of the Liivi offshore wind farm, which will be built in the waters of the Gulf of Riga. A consulting firm Skepast&Puhkim is responsible for preparing the assessment. The Liivi offshore wind farm will be located about 10 km [...]

5 10, 2021

Wind turbines expansion in the Baltic Sea requires international cooperation on bird conservation

By |October 5th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

BirdLife International, a global federation of organizations dedicated to the conservation of wild bird species, has prepared a complex study on the impact of offshore wind farms on bird populations in the Baltic and North Seas. The key is marine spatial planning, based on scientific research and expert knowledge. The report „Impact of offshore [...]

4 10, 2021

Green Investment Group takes over Kattegatt offshore farm project in Sweden

By |October 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Leading renewable energy developer Green Investment Group (GIG), has acquired the rights to the Kattegatt offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Falkenberg Municipality in the Halland region of Sweden. Green Investment Group, owned by investment giant Macquarie, has acquired the rights to the Kattegatt offshore wind farm from investor Agrivind AB. The [...]

1 09, 2021

Iberdrola signs land lease agreement for Baltic Eagle operations building

By |September 1st, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

29 07, 2021

Offshore Wind Foundations Alliance goes public. Members are already active in the Baltic Sea

By |July 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

New offshore wind alliance in Brussels! Five European companies have formed the Offshore Wind Foundations Alliance (OWFA), aiming to inform about the importance and relevance of offshore wind foundations and ensure the sustainability of the offshore wind supply chain. BalticWind.EU asks about alliance activity in the Baltic Sea region. [...]

23 07, 2021

Newsroom: Van Oord takes on Baltic Eagle project

By |July 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

5 07, 2021

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

By |July 5th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

30 06, 2021

Newsroom: Ocean Winds has been awarded a CfD for the offshore wind farm in Poland

By |June 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Ocean Winds, a 50-50 offshore wind joint venture owned and created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE has been awarded a contract-for-difference for 369.5 MW by the Polish Energy Regulatory Office for the B&C-Wind offshore wind farm. Obtaining a CfD is a key milestone for project development, bringing it closer to the final investment decision [...]

28 06, 2021

HVDC multi-terminal networks and their technological integration are the key to offshore wind development

By |June 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, REGULATORY|

ENTSO-E, T&D Europe and WindEurope have published a joint report on the development of HVDC systems in the context of offshore wind energy. Technical problems in integrating a large number of, for example, converter stations from different suppliers are a challenge. It is crucial to ensure the interoperability of technologies. At the beginning, it [...]

24 06, 2021

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

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

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

23 06, 2021

Ramboll selected as consultant to two offshore wind farms off the coast of Copenhagen

By |June 23rd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Newsroom: Offshore wind farms Aflandshage and Nordre Flint are part of Denmark’s green transition and Copenhagen’s ambition to become the world’s first CO2-neutral capital by 2025. In total, the two wind farms will result in a CO2 reduction of 75,000 tonnes and cover the power consumption of more than 400,000 households. Ramboll has been [...]

21 06, 2021

Newsroom: 604 MW installed at Kriegers Flak Wind Farm

By |June 21st, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

New 72 wind turbines of 8.4MW each installed at Kriegers Flak Wind will produce enough green electricity for the annual needs of approximately 600,000 Danish households. According to Jan De Nul Group, the geographical location of the offshore wind farm offers extremely heterogeneous soil conditions with large lateral variability and boulders on the surface [...]

18 06, 2021

Eesti Energia accuses the network operator of being biased towards the offshore wind energy sector

By |June 18th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

As reported by the Estonian media, Eesti Energia, which plans to build an offshore wind farm with Danish Ørsted, accuses the Estonian operator of partiality in the development of the electricity network. In the opinion of Hando Sutter, the head of Eesti Energia, the operator did not include the wind farm project planned by [...]

17 06, 2021

An assessment of the nature value of the area for the Korsnäs offshore farm has started

By |June 17th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Recently, at BalticWind.EU we informed that the Finnish forestry company Metsähallitus is planning to build the Korsnäs offshore wind farm, which will be located 15 km from the coast of the municipality of the same name in the waters of the Baltic Sea. Environmental research has already started in the farm area. Metsähallitus announces [...]

16 06, 2021

Newsroom: Siemens Gamesa & Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic announce partnership

By |June 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Siemens Gamesa, a global technology leader in the renewable energy industry,  and Grupa Przemysłowa Baltic, a holding company owned by the Polish state-owned Industrial Development Agency, announced that they have recently signed a Letter of Intent to work together to further the Polish offshore wind power industry. Poland's national legislation currently enables development of [...]

16 06, 2021

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

By |June 16th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

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

8 06, 2021

Vattenfall: All wind turbines installed at Denmark’s largest offshore farm

By |June 8th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Despite the logistical challenges that the Covid pandemic has brought, the schedule for the construction of Vattenfall's Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm has been kept. The 72 offshore wind turbines are now all installed 15-40 kilometres off the east coast of Denmark.  "We are pleased to see that the installation of the turbines has been successfully completed. Despite Covid, we have been able to deliver according to plan – actually a little [...]

29 05, 2021

For projects Långgrund 1 and 2 still against the wind. The Swedish Armed Forces say “no”

By |May 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

The investor Svea Vind Offshore plans to build two wind farms Långgrund 1 and Långgrund 1 in the waters of the Baltic Sea. Swedish media reports that the armed forces continue to refuse to approve the projects. Långgrund 1 (1,395 MW) and Långgrund 2 (capacity unknown) are offshore wind farm projects that Swedish investor [...]

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