11 07, 2024

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

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

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

10 07, 2024

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

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

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

9 07, 2024

Blue Armada Robotics and HydroSurv sign channel partnership

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

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

30 06, 2024

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

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

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

28 06, 2024

Iberdrola reaches FID for Windanker offshore project in Germany

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

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

27 06, 2024

WindEurope: Negative bidding continues to burden offshore wind development

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

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

26 06, 2024

Port of Gdansk closer to building offshore terminal

By |June 26th, 2024|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

As a result of the proceedings, the bid of Istrana was selected for the seeding of the maritime area. This is another step towards the construction of an installation terminal for offshore wind farms at the Port of Gdansk. The Tender Committee for Proceeding No. 1/NH/2022 has selected the binding bid of a company named [...]

26 06, 2024

GWEC offshore report 2024. Key findings and European insights

By |June 26th, 2024|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The latest report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) presents a comprehensive overview of the current state and future prospects of the offshore wind industry. Despite macroeconomic challenges in several key markets, the industry saw significant growth in 2023, with the installation of 10.8 GW of new offshore wind capacity, bringing the global total [...]

25 06, 2024

Paweł Przybylski becomes new CEO of ONDE

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

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

18 06, 2024

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

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

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

15 06, 2024

#WorkInWind Campaign Celebrates Global Wind Day

By |June 15th, 2024|EVENT, TOP NEWS|

Today marks the annual celebration of Global Wind Day, a day dedicated to highlighting the transformative power of wind energy in reshaping our energy systems, decarbonizing economies, and fostering job growth. This year, WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched the #WorkInWind campaign, putting a spotlight on the people driving the wind [...]

4 06, 2024

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

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

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

3 06, 2024

Celebrating 3 Years of BalticWind.EU

By |June 3rd, 2024|AUTHORS, TOP NEWS|

Dear Readers, Contributors, Partners, Dear Friends, When we started BalticWind.EU three years ago, we had a vision of creating a trusted source of information for the wind energy sector. Little did we know that our efforts would resonate so deeply within the industry and beyond. It brings us great pride to witness our portal become [...]

3 06, 2024

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

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

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

30 05, 2024

BEMIP Offshore Wind priorities for 2024

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

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

21 05, 2024

Ørsted offshore wind farm in Skåne designated as an energy area

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

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

15 05, 2024

Finland announces offshore wind tender schedule

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

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

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 [...]

9 05, 2024

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

By |May 9th, 2024|LATVIA, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

6 05, 2024

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

By |May 6th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

3 05, 2024

Finnish governement makes a major decision on offshore wind

By |May 3rd, 2024|FINLAND, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

1 05, 2024

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

By |May 1st, 2024|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

18 04, 2024

Lithuania Scraps Plans for Second Offshore Wind Farm Tender

By |April 18th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

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

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

By |April 17th, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

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

By |April 12th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

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

8 04, 2024

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

By |April 8th, 2024|GERMANY, OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 03, 2024

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

By |March 29th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

27 03, 2024

Help Us Elevate BalticWind.EU!

By |March 27th, 2024|TOP NEWS|

As we gear up to mark our 3rd anniversary, we're inviting YOU to play a crucial role in our celebratory journey by sharing your invaluable feedback! BalticWind.EU stands tall as the ultimate destination for comprehensive coverage of offshore wind development across all Baltic Sea countries. Serving as your one-stop resource, we provide vital news and [...]

21 03, 2024

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

By |March 21st, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 03, 2024

Energa Wytwarzanie and Northland Power establish Poland’s first offshore wind farm service company

By |March 12th, 2024|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Energa Wytwarzanie, an ORLEN Group company, and Northland Power, have established Baltic Offshore Service Solution, the first consortium in Poland offering a comprehensive suite of offshore wind farm management services. The new company will specialise in a range of services tailored to the offshore wind energy sector, encompassing technical, operational, commercial, and contractual aspects. Additionally, [...]

7 03, 2024

Over 10,000 participants at the EDU OFFSHORE WIND 2024 career fair

By |March 7th, 2024|#EduOffshoreWind, OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The second edition of the EDU OFFSHORE WIND career fair, primarily aimed at high school students and university students, has concluded in Gdańsk. The event was accompanied by the slogan “We share our passion for green energy with the youth!”. The success of the event is primarily measured by the enthusiasm and significant interest in [...]

4 03, 2024

IWES offshore: Boulder detection for monopile foundations and submarine cables in the Baltic Sea for Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm

By |March 4th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

28 02, 2024

WindEurope Report: New offshore installations are accelerating

By |February 28th, 2024|DENMARK, ESTONIA, GERMANY, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The latest annual statistics and seven-year outlook published by WindEurope reveal significant advancements in the European wind energy sector, particularly in the offshore market and among countries bordering the Baltic Sea. The report indicates that the European Union is on track to achieve its wind energy targets for 2030, owing to improvements in permitting processes [...]

20 02, 2024

PGE and Ørsted finalized all contracts for wind turbine installation vessels for Baltica 2 project

By |February 20th, 2024|DENMARK, OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

PGE Group and Ørsted have contracted vessels to install the second part of the wind turbines for the Baltica 2 project, one of two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The installation of wind turbines for Baltica 2 was divided into two phases, and the contractor for each phase was selected by separate tenders. [...]

16 02, 2024

Equinor and Polenergia have selected Siemens Gamesa as their wind turbine supplier for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III OWFs

By |February 16th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Equinor and Polenergia have selected Siemens Gamesa as their wind turbine supplier for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms located in the Baltic Sea. The two energy companies have signed final contracts for the production, delivery and service of 100 modern offshore wind turbines. The signed contracts are crucial for the development [...]

14 02, 2024

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

By |February 14th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

PGE Group and Ørsted have contracted vessels to transport and install foundations for the Baltica 2 project, one of two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. Van Oord, the successful bidder, will transport and install 111 monopiles on the offshore farm construction area. This is the type of foundation that will be used in [...]

13 02, 2024

PGE Baltica begins geological survey for Baltica 1 project

By |February 13th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

PGE Baltica, a PGE Group company, has begun ground investigations for the onshore section for the Baltica-1 offshore wind farm. The study area will encompass the construction site of a future onshore transformer station and cable bench, i.e. infrastructure related to power derivation. The survey is carried out by a Polish company Geoteko. - Geological [...]

9 02, 2024

European Commission: EU funding for offshore renewables

By |February 9th, 2024|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The deployment of offshore wind energy is at the core of delivering the European Green Deal. The Communication on achieving the EU’s offshore renewables ambitions (COM/2023/668), published in October 2023, underlines the Commission’s continued commitment to reaching the offshore renewables targets and takes stock of the progress achieved so far. It underlines the Member States’ [...]

2 02, 2024

Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024

By |February 2nd, 2024|EDITOR'S CHOICE, POLAND, POLAND REPORT, TOP NEWS|

Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024 I am pleased to present special report summarising series of interviews „Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024”.The year 2023 was full of initiatives that have permanently changed the conditions for the offshore wind industry. We asked key policy-makers and industryleaders for their assessment of [...]

1 02, 2024

Highlights from the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook Webinar

By |February 1st, 2024|OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

During the LIVE WEBINAR Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook, key figures in the European energy sector discussed the progress and hurdles faced in expanding offshore wind energy, particularly focusing on the Baltic Sea region. We had the pleasure of speaking to: Morten Helveg Petersen, Member of the European Parliament Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope [...]

31 01, 2024

WEBINAR Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook LIVE NOW

By |January 31st, 2024|TOP NEWS|

Join us for Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook LIVE WEBINAR! LINK to LIVE STREAM: https://www.youtube.com/live/7elltCzaKe4?si=Knio0Rm4-WP_5yNZ The Baltic Sea boasts the potential to develop over 90 GW of offshore wind capacity. In recent days, BalticWind.EU has conducted a series of interviews featuring key voices in the industry, including WindEurope, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), [...]

12 01, 2024

Vestas announces second offshore wind factory in Poland

By |January 12th, 2024|OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Vestas wants to become a leader in offshore wind, supporting Europe's build-out of offshore wind parks, and we are excited to announce our plans to establish a new blade factory in Szczecin, Poland. The factory is planned to produce blades for Vestas’ flagship offshore wind turbine, the V236-15.0 MW, and is expected to start operations [...]

10 01, 2024

Report: Competitive industry and stable supply chain – 10 steps for a strong wind sector in Poland

By |January 10th, 2024|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The wind industry will bring reliable and stable profits to the Polish economy in the coming decades, while increasing the involvement of domestic companies and industry. The data shows that by 2040, the onshore and offshore wind sectors can guarantee nearly 200,000 new jobs and more than 450 billion zlotys in added value for the [...]

5 01, 2024

LVEA: Lithuanian Wind Energy Sector Achieves Milestones in 2023

By |January 5th, 2024|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

The year 2023 marked a dynamic and transformative period for Lithuania's wind energy sector, shaped by significant milestones and groundbreaking achievements. Selected by the Lithuanian Wind Power Association (LVEA), the events that unfolded reflect the nation's commitment to renewable energy.From financial support for offshore projects to the announcement of the first offshore wind park winner, [...]

28 12, 2023

Top 15 most read news in 2023

By |December 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

As a wrap-up to the end of the year, we present our most read news on offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea region in 2023. The following overview shows how much is happening in the sector – both in projects and the regulatory and political framework. We encourage you to read again top 15 [...]

21 12, 2023

Baltic States set to synchronise grids with continental Europe by 2025

By |December 21st, 2023|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

On December 19th, the European Commission and representatives of the governments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland signed a Political Declaration confirming their commitment to proceed at full speed to connect the electricity networks of the three Baltic States with continental Europe, via Poland, by February 2025. This is almost a year earlier than the [...]

19 12, 2023

New Wind Charter and national wind pledges underline ambition for wind power in Europe

By |December 19th, 2023|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The EU’s ambition to advance wind energy took two further steps forward in the margins of today’s Energy Council in Brussels, following up on two of the measures outlined in the recent European Wind Power Action Plan. Firstly, the vast majority of Member States and many leading wind industry representatives have signed up to a [...]

19 12, 2023

EU Governments commit to take urgent actions outlined in the Wind Power Package

By |December 19th, 2023|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

In October the European Commission published the Wind Power Package: 15 immediate actions to strengthen the competitiveness of Europe’s wind value chain. The European Commission and European Investment Bank are delivering on their bits of the package already. But the bulk of the actions fall to National Governments. So today the Energy Ministers of 23 [...]

14 12, 2023

EIB pledges €5 billion for European wind manufacturers and approves €20 billion for new projects

By |December 14th, 2023|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today approved a €5 billion tailored initiative to support wind energy equipment manufacturing companies. The financing is part of the EIB’s contribution to the European Wind Power Package, and is designed to further accelerate a just and swift transition to net zero, while boosting home-grown [...]

13 12, 2023

Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners win Estonia’s first offshore wind tender

By |December 13th, 2023|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

International green energy company Ignitis Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) through its Growth Markets Fund II are the winners of the auction-based competitive tender for development of an offshore wind farm in the Liivi 2 sea area in Estonia, having placed the highest bid in the amount of EUR 1.7 million. The maritime area [...]

28 11, 2023

Offshore electricity grids among 166 cross-border energy projects for EU support to help deliver the European Green Deal

By |November 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Today, the Commission informed that is taking another step to make the EU's energy system fit for the future by adopting the first list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs) that is fully in line with the European Green Deal. These key cross-border infrastructure projects will help the EU [...]

21 11, 2023

Fifth gear for offshore – PWEA creates a signpost to harness offshore wind potential

By |November 21st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

178 billion zlotys of added value for the Polish economy, a decrease in CO2 emissions by approx. 102 million tons per year, more than 100,000 new jobs. The Polish economy will reap a number of macroeconomic benefits as long as the Polish government takes measures to facilitate the emergence of offshore wind farms. Simplifying permitting [...]

30 10, 2023

BEMIP Electricity, Offshore and Hydrogen on the draft list of Projects of Common Interest

By |October 30th, 2023|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

European Union is working on new list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMI) in the areas of electricity, offshore, hydrogen, smart grids and cross-border carbon dioxide networks. According to draft list –it identifies, among others, Priority Corridor Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan in electricity (BEMIP Electricity), Priority Corridor Baltic [...]

19 10, 2023

Plan of 16 actions to strengthen wind sector prepared by the European Commission – according to leaked document

By |October 19th, 2023|OFFSHORE, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU saw leaked Communication from the European Commission “European Wind Power Action Plan” that is supposed to be adopted on 24 October. We present below summary of this document. As a part of the Wind Power Package - Together with this Action Plan, the Commission will adopt a Communication on delivering on the Offshore Renewable [...]

5 10, 2023

Watch Today’s High-Level Webinar by BalticWind.EU and Sensoria

By |October 5th, 2023|OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

Join us live on the main page of BalticWind.EU for an exclusive webinar in partnership with Sensoria by Mistras, titled "On the road to Net Zero Industry – key technologies for offshore wind." Don't miss this opportunity to witness a melting pot of ideas, innovations, and strategies, especially in the context of the offshore wind [...]

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

IEA: The path to limiting global warming to 1.5 °C has narrowed, but clean energy growth is keeping it open

By |September 26th, 2023|CLIMATE, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

Update of IEA’s landmark Net Zero Roadmap shows greater ambition and implementation, supported by stronger international cooperation, will be critical to reach climate goals. Driving greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s energy sector to net zero and limiting global warming to 1.5 °C remains possible due to the record growth of key clean energy technologies, [...]

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 [...]

14 09, 2023

President von der Leyen is right: wind energy must continue to be made in Europe

By |September 14th, 2023|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union speech. As she addressed the EU Green Deal, the President stressed that the wind industry, so central to its delivery, was facing a unique set of challenges. To address these challenges, President von der Leyen announced a new [...]

13 09, 2023

LIVESTREAM OW Suppliers Day

By |September 13th, 2023|TOP NEWS|

It’s Today! Suppliers Day is currently underway in Gdańsk. During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with key individuals responsible for purchasing and contracting for the BC-Wind farm. The event is being held in a hybrid format. We invite you to join the online broadcast. We invite you to ask questions through [...]

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 [...]

4 09, 2023

Skills4Energy.EU launched

By |September 4th, 2023|OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

As students across Europe step into their classrooms to embark on a new academic year, we too are excited to announce the launch of Skills4Energy.EU. Just as education shapes the minds of our youth, our platform is designed to shape, inform, and guide professionals in the European energy sector, with a spotlight on recruitment, training, [...]

24 08, 2023

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

By |August 24th, 2023|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, POLAND, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

10 08, 2023

Ocean Winds invites SMEs to present Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle projects

By |August 10th, 2023|OFFSHORE, TECHNOLOGY, TOP NEWS|

In the ever-evolving world of offshore renewable energy, innovation is the driving force behind progress. Ocean Winds, a prominent industry leader and a partner of the ELBE alliance in leading European regions, recognizes the significance of research and development (R&D) in shaping the future of the offshore wind sector. In their pursuit to strengthen small [...]

9 08, 2023

Lithuanian regulator approves maximum transaction price for autumn auction

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

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, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

3 08, 2023

Baltic TSOs signed an agreement for synchronisation to take place in February 2025

By |August 3rd, 2023|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE, TOP NEWS|

Elering, AST and Litgrid, operators of the electricity transmission systems of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, signed an agreement on the synchronisation. According to the agreement, disconnection from the Russian-controlled system and synchronous connection to the continental European grid will take place in February 2025. The agreement also stipulates that the Baltic countries will jointly withdraw [...]

1 08, 2023

Important decision on power grid development for Polish offshore

By |August 1st, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

26 07, 2023

WAB: Industry must be enabled to take its place in the energy transition as an economic driver

By |July 26th, 2023|GERMANY, OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The trade associations of the German offshore wind industry and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation yesterday presented the expansion figures for the first half of 2023. According to the figures prepared by the consulting firm Deutsche WindGuard, 24 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 229 megawatts (MW) were newly connected to the grid [...]

13 07, 2023

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

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

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, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

4 07, 2023

Helene Bøhler: European wind developers lining up to use new software Vind AI to develop offshore wind projects

By |July 4th, 2023|TECHNOLOGY, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU has initiated the debate on how the green reindustrialization in Europe, implemented under the "Net-Zero Industry Act", should take place. In a series of interviews, podcasts and webinars, we are presenting the potential of various technologies that are key to the wind industry. We spoke to Helene Bøhler, Co-Founder & CEO at Vind, about [...]

29 06, 2023

Valery Godinez-Azcuaga: Accelerating Wind Farm Development Relies on Fourth Industrial Revolution Tech Advancements

By |June 29th, 2023|OFFSHORE, OPINIONS, TECHNOLOGY, TOP NEWS|

With this interview, BalticWind.EU is starting a debate on how the green reindustrialization in Europe implementation under the "Net-Zero Industry Act" should take place. In a series of interviews, podcasts and webinars, we will show the importance of developing various technologies that are key to the wind industry. We spoke with Valery Godinez-Azcuaga, Director at [...]

26 06, 2023

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

By |June 26th, 2023|OFFSHORE, POLAND, PROJECTS, REGULATORY, 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 [...]

13 06, 2023

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

By |June 13th, 2023|OFFSHORE, 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 [...]

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