28 02, 2024

WindEurope Report: New offshore installations are accelerating

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

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

20 02, 2024

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

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

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

16 02, 2024

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

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

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

14 02, 2024

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

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

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

13 02, 2024

PGE Baltica begins geological survey for Baltica 1 project

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

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

9 02, 2024

European Commission: EU funding for offshore renewables

By |February 9th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

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

2 02, 2024

Baltic Sea Offshore Wind OUTLOOK 2024

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

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

31 01, 2024

WEBINAR Baltic Sea Offshore Wind 2024 Outlook LIVE NOW

By |January 31st, 2024|EVENT, TOP|

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

12 01, 2024

Vestas announces second offshore wind factory in Poland

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

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

10 01, 2024

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

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

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

5 01, 2024

LVEA: Lithuanian Wind Energy Sector Achieves Milestones in 2023

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

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

28 12, 2023

Top 15 most read news in 2023

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

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

21 12, 2023

Baltic States set to synchronise grids with continental Europe by 2025

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

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

19 12, 2023

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

By |December 19th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

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

19 12, 2023

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

By |December 19th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

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

14 12, 2023

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

By |December 14th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

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

13 12, 2023

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

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

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

28 11, 2023

Commission sets out actions to accelerate the roll-out of electricity grids

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

Interconnected and stable energy networks are the backbone of the EU's internal energy market and key to enable the green transition. To help deliver the European Green Deal the Commission is proposing today an Action Plan to make sure our electricity grids will operate more efficiently and will be rolled out further and faster. The [...]

28 11, 2023

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

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

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

21 11, 2023

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

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

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

30 10, 2023

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

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

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

19 10, 2023

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

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

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

5 10, 2023

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

By |October 5th, 2023|EVENT, TOP|

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

28 09, 2023

Vestas wins 1,140 MW offshore order for V236-15.0 MW wind turbines in Poland

By |September 28th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

Vestas has secured a 1,140 MW firm order from Baltic Power Sp. z o.o, a joint venture between ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc, for the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland. The firm order announcement is in reference to Vestas’ Company Announcement 16/2023 of 28 September 2023. Vestas will supply, install, and commission [...]

26 09, 2023

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

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

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

14 09, 2023

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

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

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

13 09, 2023

LIVESTREAM OW Suppliers Day

By |September 13th, 2023|TOP|

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

6 09, 2023

100 Questions for Ocean Winds – BC-Wind Suppliers Day coming up on September 13 in Gdańsk

By |September 6th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP|

Ocean Winds (OW) invites you to their next Suppliers Day, which will be held under the formula "100 Questions for Ocean Winds - how to establish a cooperation". The goal is to continue the dialogue with companies interested in cooperation within the BC-Wind offshore wind farm supply chain. The meeting will provide an opportunity to [...]

4 09, 2023

Skills4Energy.EU launched

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

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

24 08, 2023

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

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

WindEurope has summarised the development of offshore wind energy in Europe in the first half of 2023. How does the Baltic Sea look in comparison to Europe? Below we present details of the projects under construction during this period. Europe built 2.1 GW of new offshore wind in the first half of 2023, bringing its [...]

10 08, 2023

Ocean Winds invites SMEs to present Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle projects

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

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

9 08, 2023

Lithuanian regulator approves maximum transaction price for autumn auction

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

The Lithuanian National Regulatory Authority (VERT) has decided to approve a maximum transaction price for the purchase and sale of electricity from renewable energy sources of EUR 107.18/MWh and a minimum transaction price threshold of EUR 64.31/MWh. These prices will be used for the second tender for the 700 MW offshore wind farm, which is [...]

8 08, 2023

PGE gains approval from the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to support financing of Baltica Offshore Wind Farm

By |August 8th, 2023|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP|

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a preliminary credit decision for the PGE Group's Baltica offshore wind project. The total financing package amounts to €1.4 billion. It is a significant step in securing the optimal financing structure to build PGE's first offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The project will consist of several [...]

3 08, 2023

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

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

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

1 08, 2023

Important decision on power grid development for Polish offshore

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

An environmental decision has appeared for the 400 kV Choczewo - Żarnowiec line, which was made by the Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdańsk. Officials have issued an environmental decision for the construction of the project. The decision was announced on social media by Anna Trzeciakowska, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. https://twitter.com/AnnaTrzeciakow3/status/1686258445387800576?s=20 [...]

13 07, 2023

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

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

The Latvia-Estonia cross-border offshore wind project ELWIND has received approval for EUR 18.7 million in co-funding from the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency CINEA. The funding for the research needed to develop the project has been granted under the European Union funding programme Connecting Europe Facility. The co-funding will enable high-quality research to determine the [...]

11 07, 2023

Ignitis Renewables and Ocean Winds: Provisional Winners of Lithuanian Offshore Wind Tender

By |July 11th, 2023|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP|

Ignitis Renewables, a subsidiary of Ignitis Group, and strategic partner Ocean Winds (OW) emerge as the provisional winners of the tender for the 700 MW Lithuanian offshore wind project. The successful bid price of EUR 20 million showcases the commitment of these companies to advancing renewable energy in the region. The Lithuanian National Energy Regulatory [...]

4 07, 2023

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

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

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

29 06, 2023

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

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

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

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