21 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021

By |2021-12-21T16:33:53+01:00December 21st, 2021|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 |2021-12-21T10:20:35+01:00December 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 windmill development in the Baltic Sea.  This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available for [...]

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 |2021-11-05T11:17:23+01:00November 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 |2021-10-15T13:41:32+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 farm. [...]

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 |2022-01-18T15:51:32+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

Windmill expansion in the Baltic Sea requires international cooperation on bird conservation

By |2021-10-05T11:53:01+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 wind [...]

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, [...]

8 09, 2021

Port of Tallinn will lead the establishing of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure hub in Estonia

By |2021-09-08T09:14:03+02:00September 8th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Port of Tallinn has unveiled an ambitious plan to design the hub of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure in Estonia together with the partners, which would contribute to Estonia’s climate neutrality goals and increase the country’s competitiveness. It is also looking for the best ways to convert ferries to hydrogen [...]

7 09, 2021

Global Offshore awarded array cable installation contract at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1

By |2021-09-07T08:21:31+02:00September 7th, 2021|DENMARK, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind [...]

6 09, 2021

DNV: The offshore wind energy market in Poland is evolving and our role is to support it

By |2021-09-06T11:35:26+02:00September 6th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The independent assurance company DNV was selected to certify the Baltic Power offshore wind farm project – one of the first offshore wind farms in Poland. We talk with company representatives about the prospects for the development of this sector in the Baltic Sea, the challenges of the newly emerging [...]

17 08, 2021

New offshore wind regulations in Poland may exclude foreign companies

By |2021-08-22T23:06:05+02:00August 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The Polish media reached the unofficial version of the ordinance of the Minister of Infrastructure on the assessment of applications submitted in the adjudication proceedings regarding, among others, the requirements that must be met by companies investing in offshore wind farms in Poland. The new regulations may exclude foreign and private concerns from investing [...]

11 08, 2021

The Lithuanian government has adopted a conclusion on offshore wind energy

By |2021-08-11T09:30:34+02:00August 11th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy announced that on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the government supported the ministry’s motion to adopt regulations supporting the development of offshore wind energy. The regulations concern the conditions for the main tender and the scope of the contest winner’s liability. […]

5 08, 2021

The local content indicator in Polish wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea can reach as much as 50 percent

By |2021-08-05T09:13:37+02:00August 5th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Polish decision-makers have long emphasized the issue of the involvement of Polish companies in the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. A report has been prepared which shows that the current potential of local content in the supply chain for offshore wind energy is estimated at 20-25 [...]

4 08, 2021

Newsroom: WindEurope’s response to the EC’s consultation on the new Guidelines on State aid for climate

By |2021-08-04T08:56:58+02:00August 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The EU’s climate neutrality requires 1,300 GW of wind power by 2050 and a doubling of the annual wind energy installation rates. EU State aid rules are key to creating the conditions for a cost-effective transition to a climate neutral economy. This consultation response outlines the recommendations of the European [...]

30 07, 2021

Peter van Dalen: The proper involvement of fishers must be the precondition for co-existence with OWF

By |2021-08-02T12:59:26+02:00July 30th, 2021|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen answers BalticWind.EU’s questions on cooperation between fishermen and emerging offshore wind industry. On July 7, 2021, Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the impact of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy systems on the fisheries sector. […]

29 07, 2021

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

By |2021-07-29T08:25:34+02:00July 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. [...]

26 07, 2021

Offshore wind energy can benefit the environment, but needs to be developed skillfully

By |2021-07-26T12:30:18+02:00July 26th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsforeningen), the largest and oldest environmental association in Sweden, presented a report on the development of wind energy in Sweden. Wind energy has many advantages – it is competitive and has minimal impact on the climate. But a strong expansion of wind energy also [...]

26 07, 2021

The Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency will investigate noise levels in offshore wind development zones

By |2021-07-26T01:45:35+02:00July 26th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Environmental Protection Agency, together with scientists from the University of Klaipeda and the Center for Life Sciences, will conduct a joint project aimed at proposing measures to reduce eutrophication, water litter, underwater noise pollution and recommendations for marine monitoring. To achieve this goal, the Agency plans to implement 5 [...]

23 07, 2021

NATO routinely assesses security trends in the Baltic Sea, including threats to energy infrastructure

By |2021-07-23T08:09:06+02:00July 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The energy transformation of the Baltic Sea countries also began to encompass maritime areas. Energy infrastructure in the form of wind farms poses security challenges. NATO indicates in a commentary to BalticWind.EU that it is observing trends in the Baltic Sea, including those related to critical infrastructure. […]

19 07, 2021

Polish language version of BalticWind.EU launched

By |2021-07-20T08:50:04+02:00July 19th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Dear readers, On behalf of the entire BalticWind.EU editorial team, I am delighted to welcome you to the Polish language version of the website. I encourage our Polish speaking readers to see both the latest articles we publish today, but also to have a look at the rich archive of news, opinions, interviews or [...]

16 07, 2021

Analysis: Fit-for-55% package recognises offshore wind as key to deliver EU’s climate and energy targets

By |2021-07-19T00:18:10+02:00July 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The “fit for 55% package” adopted by the European Commission on July 14th. clearly indicates that boosting renewable sources of energy, in particular wind, is essential to deliver EU’s climate target. Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, said during the presentation of the legislative package that when it comes to renewable [...]

15 07, 2021

How the power systems of the future will look like? The answer is offshore grids

By |2021-07-16T07:35:14+02:00July 15th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader which is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. BalticWind.EU asked a technology giant about the prospects for offshore wind energy [...]

14 07, 2021

Newsroom: The EU Commission wants 30 GW a year of new wind up to 2030

By |2021-07-15T10:27:03+02:00July 14th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Today the European Commission has tabled the Fit-for-55 package, a series of legislative proposals to deliver the EU’s increased climate target of 55% emissions reduction by 2030. The package includes a higher renewables target and new rules to support the expansion of renewables. It further strengthens the Emissions Trading System to drive the electrification [...]

12 07, 2021

New global wind power life cycle emissions to reach 55 Mt CO2 from 2020-2050

By |2021-07-13T08:36:30+02:00July 12th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, global wind power life cycle emissions will reach 55 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2) from 2020 to 2050, a result of wind power capacity expanding five-fold to 3.7 terawatts from 2020 to 2050. This is roughly equivalent to four times the US’s total power [...]

12 07, 2021

BalticWind.EU will award TOP 20 leaders of the Offshore Wind Industry in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-07-12T08:53:22+02:00July 12th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Today, on Global Wind Day, BalticWind.EU is proud to announce 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. The award winners will be announced at the Final Gala in December this year. [...]

8 07, 2021

Aistis Radavičius: The biggest challenge is the misconception of offshore wind energy as an expensive form of electricity

By |2021-07-19T00:48:13+02:00July 8th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Today, our editorial team recommends a special comment from the independent renewable energy expert Aistis Radavičius for BalticWind.EU. Radavičius explained that there are already many international and Lithuanian companies in the Klaipeda port that operate in the offshore business, but mostly have contracts outside Lithuania in other countries that develop [...]

7 07, 2021

William Beuckelaers: OffshoreWind4Kids – the best way to learn offshore wind energy by doing

By |2021-07-12T12:17:38+02:00July 7th, 2021|OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

OffshoreWind4Kids is a workshop introducing children to the world of renewable energy, in particular offshore wind energy. The energy transition will not be achieved without the participation of the public and qualified personnel. Learning about offshore wind energy can start in childhood – the author of OffshoreWind4Kids proves it perfectly. [...]

5 07, 2021

Andris Vanags: Latvia could have 15 GW installed in offshore wind energy, but many steps need to be taken

By |2021-07-05T11:27:52+02:00July 5th, 2021|LATVIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Latvia also wants to join the peloton of countries developing offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. As it turns out, the country's potential is large. We ask Andris Vanags, head of the Latvian Wind Energy Association, about the perspectives for the new industry. LWEA has been the voice of the wind industry in [...]

1 07, 2021

BalticWind.EU – one month after launch

By |2021-07-01T11:14:39+02:00July 1st, 2021|TOP NEWS|

Dear readers, a month ago we have launched BalticWind.EU platform. Having started this project, every day we experience how exciting the development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea region is. With all the aspects which we are informing about – like growing role of ports, grids development challenges, issues of military security of [...]

30 06, 2021

Today the European Parliament will discuss the offshore strategy

By |2021-07-01T08:02:34+02:00June 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

MEPs will adopt an opinion on offshore strategy at the ITRE Committee meeting on Thursday. The author is Morten Petersen, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). In a recent special interview with BalticWind.EU, the Danish politician argued that the European strategy for renewable energy [...]

30 06, 2021

24Sea will help Parkwind monitor the condition of the foundations in Arcadis Ost 1

By |2021-06-30T10:01:04+02:00June 30th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Belgian offshore wind energy developer Parkwind developing the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany chose 24Sea as a supplier of systems for monitoring the condition of wind turbine foundations. The offshorewind.biz portal informed about the investor's decision. 24Sea has over 10 years of experience in analysing the dynamics of wind structures, signal processing, [...]

29 06, 2021

Magnora increases its stake in the Kustvind AB project in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-06-29T14:30:21+02:00June 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Norwegian renewable energy sources developer Magnora has announced that it has increased its stake to 24 percent in the Kustvind offshore wind energy project in the Baltic Sea. The project is currently in the process of obtaining permits. Several environmental studies have already been carried out on the population of cranes and bats. Currently, [...]

28 06, 2021

Equinor hopes to open up more areas for offshore wind energy

By |2021-06-29T14:31:32+02:00June 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The representative of the Norwegian Equinor indicates that there are too few sea areas intended for the development of wind energy on a global scale. In order to achieve climate goals, governments should make more of such space available for the development of wind turbines. Anders Opedal, CEO of Eqinor, a global leader in [...]

28 06, 2021

EIB supports technologically advanced offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-06-28T10:47:07+02:00June 28th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The European Investment Bank and nine other institutions are providing a total of €570 million to build the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm — one of the most innovative wind farm projects in Europe — with EIB funding amounting to €150 million. Also contributing are KBC, Belfius, Helaba, KfW, IPEX-Bank, Rabobank, Société Général, ING and EKF. [...]

23 06, 2021

Urtė Daškevičiūtė: Offshore wind power will have a substantial impact on Lithuanian wind energy market

By |2021-06-25T17:58:21+02:00June 23rd, 2021|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania has great ambitions to develop offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. The report indicates 4.5 GW of the potential for the development of wind turbines in Lithuanian waters. We asked the Lithuanian Wind Power Association (Lietuvos vėjo elektrinių asociacija) about the challenges facing the industry in the context of wind energy developed [...]

21 06, 2021

Virginijus Sinkevičius: EU has the most ambitious offshore renewables target worldwide

By |2021-06-23T07:33:05+02:00June 21st, 2021|INTERVIEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

European Commission has adopted new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU. We ask Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries about the role of offshore wind as well as how to coordinate renewables development in the Baltic Sea region while taking into account environmental protection. What are the main challenges facing Europe's [...]

16 06, 2021

Cooperation in the Baltic region is the cornerstone of the transformation of the Polish energy system

By |2021-06-21T08:41:41+02:00June 16th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Poland may become one of the leaders in the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea, with a potential estimated at up to 28 GW until 2050. Adam Guibourgé - Czetwertyński, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, said in his first video column for BalticWind.EU about the most important elements of the [...]

14 06, 2021

Heidi Paalatie: Finland does see offshore wind potential, but co-existance with military radars needs to be solved

By |2021-06-15T09:27:06+02:00June 14th, 2021|FINLAND, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

According to WindEurope, at the end of 2020, there were 19 offshore wind turbines connected to the Finnish electricity grid within three farms with a total capacity of 71 MW. The offshore wind potential in the Finnish part of the Baltic Sea is estimated at 8 GW (BEMIP). We asked the Finnish Wind Energy [...]

10 06, 2021

Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński: How offshore wind will strengthen Polish energy transition

By |2021-06-13T00:09:23+02:00June 10th, 2021|AUTHORS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

In the special video message, Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński points out the key importance of offshore development in Poland's energy transformation. The Undersecretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment also emphasizes the crucial role of the regional cooperation of the Baltic Sea States, which will enable not only a dynamic increase in new installations but also build a new sector of the economy.

9 06, 2021

The offshore wind energy sector requires 172,000 employees to be trained until 2025

By |2021-06-08T19:45:06+02:00June 9th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea, like the rest of the world, will struggle with the challenge of the need for qualified personnel necessary for the development of offshore wind energy sector. Until 2025 alone, 480,000 employees trained globally according to the Global Wind Organization standards are required to meet the targets for the onshore and offshore [...]

7 06, 2021

Save the date! The wind industry will meet in Bilbao

By |2021-06-06T14:43:48+02:00June 7th, 2021|TOP NEWS|

The European Wind Energy Association, Wind Europe, announced that the next annual wind industry meeting will be held in Bilbao, Spain. It is an excellent opportunity for representatives of the Baltic Sea wind industry to meet and exchange experiences. WindEurope Annual Event 2022 will be held on 5-7 April 2022 in a stationary mode, [...]

3 06, 2021

Giles Dickson: Offshore wind energy offers many economic benefits for the Baltic countries

By |2021-06-07T19:46:52+02:00June 3rd, 2021|OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Can offshore wind investments drive regional cooperation? What lessons must the Baltic countries learn for the future to successfully build farms?Which countries have a chance to be a leader in offshore wind in the Baltic Sea? Check our exclusive multi - threaded interview with Giles Dickson CEO of  Wind Europe. The Baltic Sea and offshore wind - [...]

2 06, 2021

Jerzy Buzek: Baltic Sea will greatly contribute to so much needed energy “wind of change” in the whole EU

By |2021-06-07T19:48:04+02:00June 2nd, 2021|OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

What is the link between offshore wind development and Just Transition of coal regions? How to strengthen technological, industrial leadership and autonomy in the offshore wind sector in the European Union? Can EU funds support the local content of offshore wind supply chain? We are talking to Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, former [...]

1 06, 2021

Kristian Ruby: Plans of the European Commission are very ambitious

By |2021-06-07T19:48:59+02:00June 1st, 2021|OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

We are talking to Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric, about the challenges facing offshore wind energy sector in Europe, in particular the Baltic Sea. He explained in an interview with BalticWind.eu that some critical obstacles must be removed for offshore wind farm network to develop at the pace planned by the EU. Baltic [...]

30 05, 2021

Morten Petersen: We need to shift up a gear in the deployment of offshore wind

By |2021-06-07T19:51:33+02:00May 30th, 2021|DENMARK, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European Union has adopted an offshore wind energy development strategy. What are the biggest challenges facing this industry? Where is the place of the Baltic Sea on the offshore wind map? How does Denmark perceive this region in the context of the development of offshore energy? We are talking to Morten Petersen, Member [...]

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