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 |2022-04-08T09:20:38+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 [...]

24 05, 2021

Ørsted breaks ground on first renewable hydrogen project

By |2021-05-29T13:27:46+02:00May 24th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Ørsted has started the onsite construction work on the H2RES project in Copenhagen.H2RES will have a capacity of 2 MW and will be situated on Ørsted's premises on Avedøre Holme in Copenhagen. The project will investigate how to best combine an efficient electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Ørsted's two 3.6 [...]

21 05, 2021

UE greenlights Polish offshore wind support scheme

By |2021-06-01T20:17:02+02:00May 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European  Commission approves €22.5 billion Polish scheme to support offshore wind farms. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This Polish scheme is a very good example of how competition policy can enable Member States to support green energy projects, such as offshore wind farms. It gives the incentive to companies [...]

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