5 10, 2022

French experience and Polish local content: we are all constantly learning and looking for synergies

By |2022-10-05T10:10:11+02:00October 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

On the 13th of September 2022 a unique event: the "Polish-French Offshore Day" was held at the Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Incubator STARTER. It combined a meeting of the Pomeranian Platform for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Baltic Sea and a segment focused on presenting the French experience gained during 10 years of the formation [...]

26 09, 2022

Baltic Power secures contracts for key components of the offshore wind farm

By |2022-09-27T11:27:48+02:00September 26th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

76 turbines, each with a capacity of 15 MW, will make up the Baltic Power wind farm. The Company has signed further reservation agreements with suppliers of key elements of the farm, including wind turbines, export cables and the onshore substation. The project is being developed jointly by ORLEN Group and Northland Power, with [...]

19 08, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND Q2 2022

By |2022-09-21T12:24:26+02:00August 19th, 2022|POLAND, POLAND REPORT, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report POLAND / Q2 2022 Dear Readers, I am pleased to present you with another in a series of quarterly reports summarizing the Polish offshore wind energy market. In the shadow of offshore wind energy topics in the Baltic countries, the Russian war in Ukraine is [...]

25 07, 2022

Virginijus Sinkevičius: Eutrophication remains a major environmental threat to the Baltic Sea and affects the entire ecosystem

By |2022-08-24T13:31:51+02:00July 25th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Paweł Wróbel: The Nature Restoration Law will set restoration targets and obligations across a broad range of ecosystems at land and sea in the EU. How is this to work in practice for marine areas? Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries: The proposal includes targets on marine ecosystems. We will be looking [...]

15 07, 2022

WindEurope: Negative bidding in German offshore wind law threatens supply chain

By |2022-07-19T15:21:18+02:00July 15th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The German Parliament has adopted a new Offshore Wind Law (WindSeeG). It makes important changes to the design of Germany’s offshore wind auctions. It established two different types of auctions, one of which involves negative bidding with no caps on the amounts developers bid. This is bad: uncapped negative bidding means additional costs for electricity [...]

12 07, 2022

Cloudberry partners with Hafslund for the Stenkalles offshore wind project

By |2022-07-19T01:38:59+02:00July 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Cloudberry Clean Energy has entered into a binding term-sheet for the sale of 50% of shares in Cloudberry Offshore Wind AS, to form a 50/50 joint venture with Hafslund AS. Cloudberry Offshore Wind AS indirectly owns the 100 MW shallow-water wind project Stenkalles Grund in the lake of Vänern in south-central Sweden (SE3). The transaction [...]

11 07, 2022

PKN ORLEN and Klaipėdos Nafta establish cooperation in the field of offshore wind energy

By |2022-07-11T08:06:51+02:00July 11th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

KN (Klaipėdos Nafta AB), the operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and the companies of the largest Polish oil group ORLEN, ORLEN Neptun I and Energa Wytwarzanie, signed a letter of intent on the possibility of cooperation in the provision of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for wind farms in the Baltic [...]

8 07, 2022

wpd starts implementation of the Gennaker offshore wind project

By |2022-07-08T08:50:37+02:00July 8th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

With the conditional order of 103 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines with up to 9 MW capacity each and the start of the main soil investigation at each individual turbine location, wpd has started the realization of the Gennaker offshore wind farm located 15 kilometers off the Baltic Sea coast near the Darß peninsula. At [...]

7 07, 2022

50Hertz: Starting shot for Ostwind 3 approval procedure

By |2022-07-07T08:19:29+02:00July 7th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The application documents for the section in the EEZ relate both to the construction and operation of the approximately 24-kilometre-long submarine cable and to 50Hertz’s own transformer platform at the Windanker wind farm. The planning approval authority – the BSH – is currently checking the documents for completeness.  […]

30 06, 2022

Tomasz Lisiecki: The offshore wind industry is at its beginning and we are at the start of the training road 

By |2022-07-01T09:23:53+02:00June 30th, 2022|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

For the offshore wind industry, besides dedicated study programs and technical schools, the training offer is also crucial. One of the training centres in Poland uses VR (virtual reality) technologies. Tomasz Lisiecki, Chairman of the Board of the New CompetencIes Centre (NCC), comments for BalticWind.EU. The commentary was originally published in “BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report [...]

29 06, 2022

Waldemar Tarczynski: The University of Szczecin will educate RES market specialists in Poland 

By |2022-06-22T09:04:27+02:00June 29th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The University of Szczecin attentively follows the changing energy market in Poland, in particular the growing role of the RES sector, which plays a key role in the energy transition. Prof. Dr. Waldemar Tarczynski, Rector of the University of Szczecin, answers questions from BalticWind.EU about the university’s plans regarding its educational path. He does not [...]

28 06, 2022

Małgorzata Sikora: Koszalin University of Technology provides a versatile offer of studies for the offshore wind sector 

By |2022-06-28T08:35:47+02:00June 28th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Koszalin University of Technology is one of the Polish universities that wants to educate future specialists of the offshore wind energy industry. In an interview with BalticWind.EU Małgorzata Sikora, PhD, Eng., Professor of the Koszalin University of Technology, talks about the university’s plans, educational offer, and cooperation with companies in the energy sector. The commentary [...]

27 06, 2022

Piotr Stepnowski: University of Gdansk is committed to the development of the offshore wind energy sector  

By |2022-06-22T08:47:17+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The University of Gdansk (UG) is the largest university in the Pomeranian region. It employs 1810 research and teaching staff, who conduct education and research at 11 faculties for 24,000 students and PhD students. – The University of Gdansk treats the offshore wind energy sector strategically, taking into account the possibility of applying the results [...]

27 06, 2022

Giles Dickson: Biodiversity and renewables go hand in hand

By |2022-06-23T08:07:14+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European Commission has published its Nature Protection Package.  The package implements the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, part of the European Green Deal.  It’s also supporting the REPowerEU Action Plan, the measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the growth of renewables, which the Commission presented on 18 May.  The expansion [...]

24 06, 2022

Tomas Milašauskas: We hope to see more regulatory development to accelerate renewables projects

By |2022-06-24T09:10:27+02:00June 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

2022 is a landmark year for the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. At the end of March, the Lithuanian Parliament gave a green light for the regulations necessary for the emergence of first wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The regulations are being adopted, while in the background the countries of the Baltic Sea region [...]

22 06, 2022

Jakub Budzyński: Effective cooperation between business and young specialists is the key to offshore wind development

By |2022-06-22T08:14:15+02:00June 22nd, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

On BalticWind.EU we spoke to Jakub Budzyński, Vice-President of the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW). We ask about Polish staff in the offshore wind sector and the state of their preparation. How many specialists are employed in the Polish offshore wind energy sector?  The commentary was originally published in “BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Poland [...]

21 06, 2022

Wójcik: To overcome challenges in Lithuania is necessary to think about offshore wind as a regional market 

By |2022-06-21T10:04:25+02:00June 21st, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania is mobilizing for the development of offshore wind. Mariusz Wójcik, Director Project Development & Advisory for Offshore Wind, Poland and Baltics in Ramboll Polska, in his comment for BalticWind.EU points out the challenges Lithuania is facing, the opportunities arising from the development of offshore wind in Lithuania and explains the aspects of financing wind [...]

4 05, 2022

Simon Redfern: Poland is very much high up the list of countries where SSE Renewables see opportunities

By |2022-05-07T13:29:35+02:00May 4th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Simon Redfern is a senior executive with over 35 years’ experience on a range of large, high-value infrastructure projects in the offshore wind, telecoms and offshore oil & gas sectors. For the last 20 years he has focused on the offshore wind from building the earliest UK Round 1 projects to consulting on a wide [...]

5 04, 2022

Top 20 Leaders of the Offshore Wind Industry in the Baltic Sea announcement

By |2022-04-05T15:18:25+02:00April 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Today, at Wind Europe Annual Event 2022 in Bilbao, BalticWind.EU is proud to announce the first Baltic Offshore Wind Awards 2021 winners. The list contains 20 names that have been selected based on an extensive list of nominations submitted by BalticWind.EU readers. This award will be given annually as a recognition of those who [...]

28 03, 2022

Poland’s first Executive MBA program for the offshore wind sector launched

By |2022-03-28T23:37:23+02:00March 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

March 25 marked the launch of the first Executive MBA program for the offshore wind energy industry in Poland, at the Gdynia Maritime University. Education of Polish offshore leaders was undertaken by the Offshore Wind Energy Center, also in Gdynia. BalticWind.EU will support the organizers as a media partner. [...]

28 03, 2022

The data measurements are the way to go for designing and operating offshore wind structures

By |2022-03-28T08:44:47+02:00March 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Ramboll together with Aalborg University have delivered a PhD project that provides greater reliability upon the design and operational phase of offshore wind farms. The results show how measurement data based on the digital twin technology can help operators save money, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase lifetime of offshore wind [...]

28 03, 2022

Sweden’s climate policy framework must be a “plan to accelerate action”

By |2022-03-28T08:20:42+02:00March 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Swedish Climate Policy Council presented the latest edition of its annual report assessing the effectiveness of the government’s climate change efforts to the Minister for Climate and the Environment, Annika Strandhäll. According to experts, there is a need for better coordination of the activities of state bodies and greater efficiency [...]

24 03, 2022

BASREHRT – Sweden and Baltic countries hold roundtable talks on RES and hydrogen

By |2022-03-24T10:04:19+01:00March 24th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

There is no longer any doubt that wind energy in the Baltic Sea region will play a key role in the development of green hydrogen production. Recently, the BASREHRT project – the Baltic Sea Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Experts Roundtable – was launched. It is a platform for cooperation in [...]

23 03, 2022

Latvia rejects Ørsted’s wind project, the government wants to look for ELWIND site

By |2022-03-23T17:49:52+01:00March 23rd, 2022|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Latvian government has decided to reject an application from Danish RES developer Ørsted, in cooperation with Estonian partner Eesti Energia, related to the construction and location of an offshore wind farm in Latvian waters. The decision is driven by the need to find a suitable location for the Latvian-Estonian [...]

22 03, 2022

Green Genius and Polenergia join forces for the first offshore competition in Lithuania

By |2022-03-22T09:06:30+01:00March 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Renewable energy company Green Genius, which develops solar, biogas, wind, and green hydrogen energy projects in 8 European countries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Poland’s largest private energy company, Polenergia. Together, they will seek to win a tender by the Lithuanian state for a wind farm in the Baltic [...]

15 03, 2022

Pertti Tapio: Metsähallitus’ goal is to complete the selection of an offshore wind partner in 2022

By |2022-03-15T08:39:13+01:00March 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OPINIONS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Finnish state-owned company Metsähallitus is currently working on the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project, which will be built in 2028 at the earliest. We asked Metsähallitus wind energy project leader Pertti Tapio about the progress.  In the first phase of the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project, 70-100 turbines with a nominal capacity of 12-20 [...]

11 03, 2022

Polish opening of the Baltic Sea to floating wind farms

By |2022-04-08T09:17:10+02:00March 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Floating wind farms (so called “floating wind”) are one of the main directions of development of this sector. Also in the case of the Baltic Sea, investors more and more often indicate the potential lying in this technology, especially in places where due to the bottom characteristics and depth level the application of floating farms [...]

8 03, 2022

Prof. Wolfgang Lukas: Business administration and management skills are increasingly coming to the fore

By |2022-03-08T11:53:33+01:00March 8th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Offshore Wind Energy Centre was established at the Maritime University of Gdynia. Breakthrough management studies for offshore wind sector staff will be launched in Poland in March. The Polish university is carrying them out in cooperation with Hochschule Bremerhaven and Business Academy SouthWest – leaders of management and specialist programmes for the Offshore Wind Energy [...]

7 03, 2022

Gdynia will provide education of key personnel for the development of wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-03-08T10:22:32+01:00March 7th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

A groundbreaking Offshore Wind Energy Center has been established at Gdynia Maritime University. This is where the future workforce that will build the offshore wind sector in the Baltic Sea will be educated. In March, the first groundbreaking managerial studies are launched. We talk to the creators of the Executive Offshore Wind MBA in Poland. [...]

1 03, 2022

Energy sector’s responsibility in the face of war in Ukraine

By |2022-03-08T12:49:20+01:00March 1st, 2022|OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Last week, when Russia brutally attacked Ukraine triggering a war just across the border of the European Union, is a moment in history when the development of the offshore wind industry must also be viewed through the prism of these tragic events. Ukraine's independence has been compromised, and so has Europe's security. In this context, [...]

24 02, 2022

Ignitis Group: The offshore wind as a huge opportunity

By |2022-02-24T09:21:03+01:00February 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the energy transformation of the European Union. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy, and Ignitis Group is interested in its development. We asked the company about specific plans. The company commentary was published in our quarterly report LITHUANIA Q4 2021. […]

22 02, 2022

Algis Latakas: We hope the Klaipėda Seaport will become an extremely important resource platform for offshore wind 

By |2022-04-21T11:00:29+02:00February 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea needs port investments. By the end of the decade, 12.5 percent of the European offshore wind fleet could be located in this region, but it needs prepared service and installation ports. The port of Klaipeda has great aspirations too. Director-General of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, Algis Latakas, commented for BalticWind.EU.  […]

18 02, 2022

Jerzy Buzek: Offshore wind energy needs “all hands on deck”

By |2022-02-18T12:55:50+01:00February 18th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Parliament voted a few days ago on the report on the EU strategy for offshore renewable energy, prepared and adopted by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. The document was finally adopted. – Offshore wind energy needs “all hands on deck”. Firstly, it is about exploiting the potential of every European basin. I [...]

16 02, 2022

Morten Petersen: The offshore renewables strategy will help to fulfill large CO2 reductions

By |2022-02-18T13:04:57+01:00February 16th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

During the February 2022 plenary session, Parliament voted on an own-initiative report on the EU offshore renewable energy strategy, as prepared and adopted by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. This constitutes Parliament’s response to the Commission’s strategy paper on the subject, adopted in November 2020 as part of [...]

21 01, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA Q4 2021

By |2022-01-23T21:48:14+01:00January 21st, 2022|TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA / Q4 2021 Dear Readers,  I am pleased to present you with the first of a series of quarterly reports summarizing the offshore wind energy market in Lithuania.  This is one of those markets where, even though there are no operational wind farms yet, [...]

21 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021

By |2022-09-09T18:43:04+02:00December 21st, 2021|SPECIAL, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021 In the first BalticWind.EU Special Report, we summarise WindEurope’s Annual Event ElectricCity 2021. The conference organized in Copenhagen gathered about 8000 wind industry experts. Being there we had the chance to follow the most important events, which we report for you in the [...]

20 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Daiva Garbaliauskaitė: Offshore wind is a silver bullet and the core of electricity

By |2022-04-08T09:28:14+02:00December 20th, 2021|INTERVIEWS, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania has ambitions to develop offshore wind energy, which will significantly support the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Energy Daiva Garbaliauskaitė talks to BalticWind.EU about the importance of wind turbines development in the Baltic Sea.  This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available [...]

19 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Rytis Kėvelaitis: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, are new and exciting markets for offshore winds

By |2021-12-20T08:31:41+01:00December 19th, 2021|ESTONIA, INTERVIEWS, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the European Union’s energy transition. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy. We talk about the role of the Baltic Sea in decarbonising the region’s economies with Rytis Kėvelaitis, Founder and CEO at Energy Unlimited.  Kėvelaitis stressed that three Baltic states, Lithuania, [...]

17 12, 2021

IECRE approves first renewable energy certification body for marine energy

By |2021-12-17T11:32:56+01:00December 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first renewable energy Certification Body (RECB) for marine energy by IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications. The System covers the solar photovoltaic (PV), marine and wind energy sectors. […]

15 12, 2021

Eni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners extend their collaboration in offshore wind to Poland

By |2021-12-15T11:24:15+01:00December 15th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Eni, through its subsidiary Eni gas e luce that will become Plenitude in 2022, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its New Markets Fund I, have extended their offshore wind partnership in France by signing an agreement to collaborate also in connection with the anticipated allocation of offshore wind areas in Poland. By implementing [...]

3 12, 2021

MEP Morten Petersen: The streamlining of all regulations of the Fit for 55 package is important now

By |2021-12-03T15:03:33+01:00December 3rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU informed, that MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind, in a report adopted on Tuesday. The report voted in the Industry, Research and Energy committee (ITRE) in response to a European Commission communication stresses that meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets require speeding up [...]

1 12, 2021

MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind

By |2021-12-02T21:11:23+01:00December 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind, in a report adopted on Tuesday. The report voted in the Industry, Research and Energy committee in response to a European Commission communication stresses that meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets require speeding up the deployment of offshore renewable energy (ORE), but a [...]

25 11, 2021

Lithuania’s ambitions, DNV’s forecasts, and IOT sensors – BalticWind.EU talk with the wind industry

By |2021-11-26T10:43:27+01:00November 25th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Today’s industry talks at the WindEurope Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen focus on the challenges of scaling offshore wind, achieving RES targets, repowering, and technologies. Our speakers included Daiva Garbaliauskaitė, Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania as well as Ditlev Engel, from Energy Systems at DNV, and Peter Jenkins from 4SUBSEA. […]

24 11, 2021

Baltic Offshore Wind Award – Call for nominations

By |2021-11-24T12:38:40+01:00November 24th, 2021|AUTHORS, TOP NEWS|

Today, at WindEurope Electric City 2021 in Denmark, we are very pleased to announce the opening of the nomination process for the first Baltic Offshore Wind Awards, to recognize the top 20 leaders of our industry who have had the biggest impact on offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea region this year. The [...]

4 11, 2021

Offshore wind, grids, environment – let’s talk about the future of the Baltic Sea at Electric City 2021

By |2022-04-08T09:26:06+02:00November 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

November will be the month to talk about wind energy in Europe. A conference organized by WindEurope, Electric City 2021 will be held in Copenhagen to discuss a new perspective on offshore wind development. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the role of the Baltic Sea in the development of the wind sector [...]

15 10, 2021

We are analyzing business opportunities in terms of investments in the Polish offshore wind sector, states Michał Obiegała, BP

By |2021-10-15T14:15:57+02:00October 15th, 2021|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

In September we reported on BalticWind.EU that energy concern bp is interested in investing in the Polish offshore wind energy sector. This was communicated by Michał Obiegała, Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager and Legal Counsel at BP, during the Economic Forum in Karpacz. Today the representative of BP Poland answers [...]

15 10, 2021

Lithuania holds talks on construction of second offshore wind farm with capacity of 700 MW

By |2022-04-08T09:20:35+02:00October 15th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania Daiva Garbaliauskaitė attended the international conference “Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission” and a study visit to Denmark. During the event in Warsaw, she informed that the Ministry of Energy, together with the grid operator, is holding talks on the possibility of building a second offshore wind [...]

14 10, 2021

Ørsted and ZE PAK join forces for new offshore wind farm locations in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-15T14:36:03+02:00October 14th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

ZE PAK, Poland’s largest privately owned energy producer who is currently implementing a shift from coal to renewables, and Ørsted, global leader in offshore wind with 30 years of experience, have signed a letter of intent to participate in the upcoming auction for seabed leases in the Polish part of [...]

14 10, 2021

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

By |2021-10-14T20:22:37+02:00October 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 |2021-10-14T10:52:10+02:00October 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 |2021-10-13T07:15:53+02:00October 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 |2021-10-12T12:55:43+02:00October 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

Litgrid’s board approved the strategy. Plan is to connect 1.4 GW in offshore farms

By |2022-02-16T22:47:14+01:00October 11th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuanian electricity system operator, Litgrid, announced that the board of directors has approved the strategy for the development of the electricity transmission system. The plan is to evolve this strategic organization and integrate 4.9 GW of installed RES, including offshore wind, into the system. […]

11 10, 2021

Public consultation on Korsnäs offshore wind farm project begins in December

By |2021-10-11T14:33:49+02:00October 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 [...]

8 10, 2021

Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission – talks on the future of grid infrastructure

By |2021-10-11T06:46:13+02:00October 8th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

SPONSORED CONTENT On 11-12 October 2021, the international offshore wind industry conference "2nd edition Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission" will be held in Warsaw, Poland. During this event, BalticWind.EU will host debates with representatives from offshore wind investors as well as ENTSO-E. This is an excellent opportunity to examine grid infrastructure development plans for offshore [...]

7 10, 2021

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

By |2021-10-07T22:36:27+02:00October 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 |2021-10-06T11:20:19+02:00October 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 |2022-04-08T09:11:57+02:00October 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 |2021-10-05T22:26:08+02:00October 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 10, 2021

1.5 GW Skåne wind farm to be built in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-04T10:49:32+02:00October 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Danish wind industry tycoon Ørsted has plans to build a 1.5 GW Skåne offshore wind farm. It has already completed an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the project - documents are awaiting approval. The Skåne offshore wind farm will be located about 22 kilometers south of Skåne. The electricity will be able to cover [...]

30 09, 2021

Obstacles on Polish way to 11 GW offshore wind energy (RELATION)

By |2021-10-04T10:51:28+02:00September 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU was an institutional patron of the 7th Energy Congress organised by the think-tank DISE Energy. Our representative, Managing Director Paweł Wróbel, together with industry representatives and experts from the offshore wind sector, discussed the development of offshore wind energy in Poland. They all agreed that the road to the planned 11 GW is [...]

29 09, 2021

The offshore wind energy potential in Germany exceeds 60 GW

By |2021-09-27T00:28:25+02:00September 29th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The German OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE foundation has prepared an analysis of the demand and potential for the production of green hydrogen in combination with offshore wind energy in Germany. Calculations show that based on the new maritime spatial development plan, more than 60 GW of offshore capacity can be installed if all [...]

28 09, 2021

Local authorities and the military are against a wind farm off the south coast of Sweden

By |2021-09-27T00:21:46+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The developer Kustvind plans to build the Sydkustens wind farm in the waters of the Baltic Sea, 8-15 km from the coast in the territorial sea within the municipalities of Skurup and Trelleborg. Local authorities object to the offshore farm. According to the Swedish media, the investor will have to [...]

23 09, 2021

The German plan for the development of the EEZ in the Baltic and North Seas has entered into force

By |2021-09-23T09:24:55+02:00September 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Interior (BMI) announced that on September 1, 2021, the site development plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea has entered into force. It defines an area for offshore farms with a total capacity of [...]

22 09, 2021

The contract for Petrel Explorer for works in the Baltic Sea was extended once again

By |2021-09-23T14:30:20+02:00September 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

In June, we informed that the Norwegian seismic research company Green Energy Group (SeaBird Exploration Plc) will execute its first contract in the offshore wind energy sector. The contract covers the charter of the Petrel Explorer vessel, that is, a floating hotel. The company announced another contract extension. […]

20 09, 2021

Vestas intends to cease production at three European factories

By |2021-09-20T23:39:51+02:00September 20th, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

To accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and improve wind energy’s competitiveness, Vestas continues to develop and optimise the products and solutions which offer to customers as well as expand partnerships with specialised partners in our supply chain. The ongoing integration of Vestas onshore and offshore business is a key [...]

16 09, 2021

Giles Dickson: Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal is a great example of government-industry collaboration

By |2021-09-16T12:21:40+02:00September 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

On 15 September, representatives of the Polish government, business, companies, financial and research institutions signed a sector deal on offshore wind energy. The agreement is to become the basis for building a new industry in Poland. Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO, said a few words about this initiative in a special [...]

15 09, 2021

Michał Kurtyka: We want the greatest possible participation of Polish entrepreneurs in the development of offshore wind energy sector

By |2021-09-15T12:59:26+02:00September 15th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The energy potential of the Polish part of the Baltic Sea is considered to be one of the largest in the region. For this reason, offshore wind energy will be a key tool enabling the construction of a modern, zero-emission and safe energy system – says Michał Kurtyka, Minister of [...]

10 09, 2021

RWE plans to build offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-09-10T09:34:05+02:00September 10th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the RWE – Essen-based energy company – was awarded two offshore wind sites. In the North Sea, RWE was able to secure a lease (N-3.7) for an offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 225 megawatts (MW). A second site [...]

9 09, 2021

OWC to assess wind conditions for future German offshore wind tendering sites

By |2021-09-09T09:38:38+02:00September 9th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

Offshore wind consultancy OWC has been awarded a contract by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for two future German offshore wind tendering sites.  OWC, an AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) company, has assembled a team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, [...]

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