18 11, 2022

WindEurope: EU countries’ offshore spatial plans will allow the generation of 220 GW of offshore wind power

By |November 18th, 2022|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

EU countries have earmarked around 52,000 km2 for wind energy development, as shown in WindEurope's analysis of offshore spatial plans. Such an area, if fully utilized, will allow the installation of 220 GW of wind power. Among the leaders are Belgium and Germany, which together want to allocate 15% of their territorial waters for wind [...]

17 11, 2022

Lucas Bryk: Neopolia shows how to integrate and strengthen regional resources for offshore wind development

By |November 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Poland's offshore wind power industry, while thriving, is still at an early stage of development. The Polish Energy Policy until 2040, adopted last year, assumes that offshore wind farms will be one of the foundations of a new, zero-carbon energy sector in Poland. This process requires a clear and long-term strategy, cooperation and partnership with [...]

15 11, 2022

Estonian government: we aim to expedite development of renewable energy

By |November 15th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Estonian government approved activities designed to streamline the transition to the use of renewable energy at cabinet meeting on November 10th. The country has set itself the goal of producing as much renewable electricity by 2030 as its total annual consumption. The accelerated development of renewable energy will focus on wind power, with the government [...]

15 11, 2022

FWPA: over 13 GW offshore wind planned in Finland

By |November 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association’s (FWPA) half-year review of wind power projects, in addition to onshore wind power, potential offshore wind power areas are also of interest to project operators. There are currently 13 offshore wind power projects planned, with a total output of nearly 13,500 megawatts. More than 3,200 MW more offshore [...]

13 11, 2022

Linklaters: The wind of change for the Polish energy sector is blowing strongly from the Baltic Sea

By |November 13th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

For Poland, the Baltic has always been a window to the world. Today, it is also an opportunity for Poland to become independent from coal-based energy through the development of offshore wind energy in the Polish exclusive economic zone. This new industry could become the flywheel of the Polish energy transition, so necessary today. Stable [...]

11 11, 2022

Baltic Sea Transmission System Operators prepare to manage risks on electricity adequacy

By |November 11th, 2022|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

The leaders of the Baltic Sea electricity transmission system operators met in Helsinki on 2nd of November to discuss the energy crisis in Europe and the electricity adequacy of the region.  The transmission system operators of the Baltic Sea region actively cooperate and share information on the security and the electricity supply situation in the [...]

9 11, 2022

Jakub Budzynski, PTMEW: Poland as offshore industry hub for the Baltic region

By |November 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

Polish industry has a great opportunity to permanently strengthen its position in global supply chains of the offshore wind energy sector. We are already a leader in the Baltic. The key to seizing this opportunity is to build competence, develop cooperation within a technical dialogue between specific sectors and companies - says Jakub Budzyński, Vice [...]

8 11, 2022

Mike Crawley, CEO Northland Power: One of the big drivers of growth will be the energy security concern

By |November 8th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, OPINIONS, POLAND|

We spoke with Mike Crawley, CEO of Northland Power, on the occasion of his visit to Poland in October, during which the selection of Vestas turbines for the Baltic Power project and the construction of an installation terminal in Świnoujście were announced. The Canadian company he heads is one of the most experienced developers of [...]

4 11, 2022

GWO: Wind Limited Access Standard released

By |November 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) released the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.  The standard consists of two, three-and-a-half hour modules. [...]

3 11, 2022

Ilmatar begins comprehensive seabed survey for 2.1 GW offshore wind energy project north of Åland

By |November 3rd, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Finnish energy company Ilmatar is starting a technical survey of the seabed over an area of 600 square kilometres north of Åland. The planned wind farm is intended to be connected to both Sweden and Finland and is projected to supply around 10 per cent of Finland’s annual electricity consumption. – This is the operational launch of Ilmatar’s investment [...]

3 11, 2022

Border consultation for Utposten 2 wind farm

By |November 3rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Svea Wind Offshore, a Swedish RES developer, is launching consultations as part of the border-setting process for the Utposten 2 wind farm.  A meeting organised by Svea Wind Offshore will take place in Gävle on 21-22 November. The meeting in Gävle will include a general presentation of the project and information on the planned activities, [...]

2 11, 2022

Offshore Wind Poland conference on 16-17 November in Warsaw

By |November 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Offshore wind energy will accelerate significantly in the coming decades. It will be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sectors, especially in Poland. Poland could become the largest offshore wind market in the Baltic Sea with up to 28 GW of capacity. Experts will discuss how to exploit the potential of offshore wind farms [...]

27 10, 2022

Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm joint project location revealed

By |October 27th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Today, the Estonian Government confirmed the location of the ELWIND joint Estonian-Latvian offshore wind energy project in the Estonian maritime area. Based on studies and analyses, the most suitable development area for the joint project in Estonian waters is the sea area west of the Sõrve peninsula. "Estonia's offshore wind energy is an untapped potential [...]

26 10, 2022

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners join forces to develop approx. 5.2 GW of offshore wind in Denmark

By |October 26th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a partnership to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark across four projects – 3 GW of which are in the Baltic Sea. The partnership can accelerate the green transformation greatly, create value in the offshore wind industry, strengthen value- and job creation, and create [...]

25 10, 2022

Lithuanian government approves requirements for prospective offshore wind park developers

By |October 25th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Last week, the Government of Lithuania approved the requirements for prospective offshore wind park developers to participate in next year’s tender. The Government decision confirmed the requirements for tender participants’ financial capacity and experience in carrying out projects of this kind, as well as obligations to contribute to environmental protection and the well-being of the [...]

25 10, 2022

Ocean Winds was awarded a positive environmental decision for the BC-Wind offshore wind farm

By |October 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Ocean Winds, an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, received for its BC-Wind project in the Baltic Sea a so-called “Environmental Decision” that successfully completed the environmental impact assessment process. The decision was taken by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in Gdańsk, Poland, [...]

24 10, 2022

Baltic Power met for the third time with companies interested in participating in the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm

By |October 24th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

More than 400 people from 215 companies met at the Baltic Power Supply Chain Meeting 2022 in Sopot. The third edition of the Baltic Power conference focused on the key suppliers, who presented the scopes of the planned works, the schedules for their execution and the areas in which they are looking for Polish suppliers. [...]

24 10, 2022

Lithuanian government strengthens communication of first offshore wind farm

By |October 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

"Offshore Wind Park" is a strategic investment of Lithuania. Implementation will significantly increase the country's energy security by reducing the country's dependence on energy imports. The Ministry of Energy has just launched a page where it presents the most important information about the project. In one place you can find, among other things, the status [...]

21 10, 2022

Pomeranian Centre for Offshore Energy Competence is developing cooperation with Polenergia and Equinor Polska

By |October 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Rumia Invest Park is setting up a Pomeranian Centre for Offshore Energy Competence on the city's premises, where those wishing to do so will gain the training necessary to work in the offshore industry. The leaders of the offshore wind energy sector, Polenergia Group and Equinor Poland, have just joined the initiative.  
The meeting, during [...]

20 10, 2022

Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with Environmental Decision for Connection Infrastructure

By |October 20th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdansk issued a decision on the environmental conditions for the connection infrastructure, i.e. the transport of the produced power from Baltica  Offshore Wind Farm, Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, to be implemented in two stages.  This allows the project’s investors – PGE and Ørsted – to continue the [...]

20 10, 2022

The Danish Energy Agency invites to a supplementary hearing regarding Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm

By |October 20th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, REGULATORY|

Supplementary 5-weeks public hearing on the sea-based part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). The signatory parties of the Climate Agreement on green electricity and heat of 25 June 2022 have decided to move Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm to a more southern location (light-green area in the above [...]

19 10, 2022

OCEaN: Speed up offshore wind and grid development with robust and timely Maritime Spatial Planning

By |October 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

At a joint conference on nature positive offshore energy infrastructure hosted by Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and WindEurope, the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) confirmed that it is possible to speed up offshore wind and related electricity grid deployment while protecting and restoring nature. Offshore wind and related electricity grid infrastructure are imperative [...]

19 10, 2022

Swedish Wind Energy Association: In the Tidö Agreement, the government should ensure technology neutrality and a level playing field

By |October 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

On 14 October, Daniel Badman, VD/CEO of the Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Vindenergi), commented on the Tidö Agreement presented by the Moderate Coalition Party (Moderaterna), Christian Democrats, Liberals and Sweden Democrats. The political agreement is the basis for a deal that allows the formation of a government after the September parliamentary elections.  According to [...]

18 10, 2022

OFFSHORE Career Day 2022 in Gdańsk – Catch the big fish!

By |October 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The first edition of the OFFSHORE Career Day at Gdańsk University of Technology is coming up. The event will be a possibility to talk to representatives of many companies about choosing a career path in the renewable energy sector.  The organisers of the event invite students and graduates, as well as those interested in offshore [...]

18 10, 2022

PGE Group chooses the port of Ustka as servicing hub for offshore projects

By |October 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

An operations and maintenance base for PGE Group and Offshore Wind Energy Competence Center’s  offshore wind farms will be established in the port of Ustka. PGE Baltica, which implements the PGE Group's offshore programme, has presented plans for the development of the port’s area for offshore projects. The decision to establish our future operations and [...]

17 10, 2022

BEMIP: Milestones for the BALTIC SEA offshore development – countries of the region are to agree capacity goals by January 2023

By |October 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Member states of the Baltic Sea region are supposed to agree their capacity goals for offshore renewable energy for 2030-2040-2050 by 24 January 2023 to enable the EU transmission operators’ network to devise a plan for the development of the strategic integrated offshore grid. The deadline is close, and the European Network of Transmission Operators [...]

13 10, 2022

Baltic Power project driving new investments

By |October 13th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Poland’s first installation terminal to be located in Świnoujście and a turbine factory to be built by Vestas in Szczecin are two new investment projects now afoot in connection with the Baltic Power offshore wind farm.  The joint venture project between the ORLEN Group and Northland Power will require 76 state-of-the-art 15 MW turbines from [...]

6 10, 2022

Lessons from explosions on Nord Stream I and II for wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |October 6th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

When pursuing offshore wind farm projects, it is necessary to consider a variation of risks to ensure their safe operation. The recent events related to the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream I and II pipelines further highlight such necessity, writes PhD Rafal Miętkiewicz, Assistant Professor at the Polish Naval Academy of the Heroes of [...]

6 10, 2022

RWE bids for offshore wind seabed permit in Poland

By |October 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Poland is going ahead with its offshore wind build-out program by starting a competitive  process for an offshore wind seabed permit within 53.E1 area in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE is in  the race and has submitted a bid for the up to 1.5-gigawatts (GW) site, located around  75 kilometres off the coast of [...]

5 10, 2022

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

By |October 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

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 [...]

30 09, 2022

“DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind”: Electrical Components as an integral part of wind farms

By |September 30th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Power systems and electrical components are an integral part of wind farms. The issues related to these elements constitute the main topic of research and engineering works for future offshore wind farm projects, also in Poland. Experts from DNV and Hitachi Energy Poland Sp. z o.o. shared their insights on [...]

30 09, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |September 30th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

On April 13, the Lithuanian government approved amendments to legislation drafted by the Ministry of Energy to accelerate the development of RES in Lithuania. The new legislation removes the bureaucracy and excessive restrictions on photovoltaic and wind power plants and encourages the formation of energy communities, the department says. The [...]

29 09, 2022

Sustainable offshore wind supply chain development: Cooperation will be key to achieve expansion goals

By |September 29th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore Wind has gathered momentum in Europe and the United States, where governments in several markets significantly accelerated and increased their expansion plans for offshore wind and green hydrogen. With a declaration signed today by six organisations and associations from Europe and the United States on the occasion of the [...]

21 09, 2022

DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind: design, verification and certification of offshore power substations

By |September 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore electricity substations were one of the key topics that experts focused on during the first “DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind”. Experts from DNV and Semco Maritime presented the subject of design, verification and certification of offshore power substations in offshore wind farm projects. […]

15 09, 2022

Smulders and Haizea to cooperate in Baltic Power

By |September 15th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Smulders and Haizea Bilbao S.L. have signed a Selected Supplier Agreement under which the two companies – subject to them concluding on the final contract – will cooperate for the supply and fabrication of more than 70 transition pieces for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in the Polish Baltic [...]

31 08, 2022

The Marienborg Declaration: Baltic Sea Countries declare more cooperation in offshore wind

By |August 31st, 2022|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

On 30 August 2022 the Heads of Governments and Energy Ministers of the 8 countries around the Baltic Sea signed the Marienborg Declaration. They committed to new volumes for the build-out of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea and agreed to cooperate more closely on it and on energy more [...]

23 08, 2022

Poland supports Ukraine’s wind power sector

By |August 23rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The outbreak of war in Ukraine has also affected the energy sector, including the wind industry. Russian hostilities are frequently targeting critical infrastructure, including wind installations. Poland is supporting Ukraine and their wind industry. A special platform called Work4Wind has recently been launched to help Ukrainian wind workers find jobs [...]

4 08, 2022

Marlinks enters German market with Arcadis Ost 1

By |August 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Marlinks has won a contract to monitor the condition of cables for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany. Arcadis Ost is located in an area of the Baltic Sea with difficult seabed conditions. Topsoil accelerates the movement of the submarine cable into the lower soil layers and increases [...]

11 07, 2022

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

By |July 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 [...]

11 07, 2022

Semco wins service contract for offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |July 11th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

In 2022-2027, Semco Maritime will perform service assignments on the Arcadis Ost 1 project’s offshore substation, which Semco Maritime has been responsible for designing and implementing all electrical systems on during the construction phase. The project is expected to be commissioned in late 2023 and will contribute 257 MW of green energy to the European [...]

5 07, 2022

Baltic grid operators discuss winter energy demand

By |July 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

At the end of June in Tallinn, representatives of electricity system operators from the Baltic Sea region discussed energy production and demand during the winter. The situation is unique in the context of the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the countries cutting off Russian fossil fuel imports. […]

28 06, 2022

RWE selected Siemens Gamesa as preferred turbine supplier for F.E.W. Baltic II

By |June 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE and Siemens Gamesa join forces to accelerate the offshore wind growth in Poland. RWE selected Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for their F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind project. The 350 MW wind farm is intended to utilize 25 of Siemens Gamesa’s flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines. A Service agreement is included. Subject [...]

24 06, 2022

Arcadis Ost offshore substation installed

By |June 24th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Parkwind, 50Hertz and Bladt Industries are thrilled to announce the successful installation of the Arcadis Ost offshore substation (OSS). The 2380 ton structure was installed by the Scaldis crane vessel Gulliver on its monopile foundation in the wind farm Arcadis Ost 1 located around 19 kilometres east of Rügen in Germany.    […]

14 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |June 14th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Parkwind and DEME Offshore announce the successful installation of the first Arcadis Ost 1 monopile foundation. This foundation will carry the windfarm’s substation. The 2,100tons, 9.5m diameter, 110m long monopile is one of the biggest ever installed and marks the first of 28 foundations to be installed over the coming weeks. With the installation of [...]

13 06, 2022

Siemens Gamesa: Green hydrogen will ensure Europe’s energy security

By |June 13th, 2022|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

One of the leading component manufacturers in the offshore wind sector, Siemens Gamesa, has published a white paper entitled “Unlocking European Energy Security”. The authors of the publication argue that the development of the hydrogen economy will not be possible without rapid implementation of RES. Green hydrogen is the key to unlocking energy security in [...]

9 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |June 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Parkwind and DEME Offshore announce the successful installation of the first Arcadis Ost 1 monopile foundation. This foundation will carry the windfarm’s substation. The 2,100tons, 9.5m diameter, 110m long monopile is one of the biggest ever installed and marks the first of 28 foundations to be installed over the coming weeks. […]

7 06, 2022

Baltic RCC began operations. The center will coordinate the development of electric power systems

By |June 7th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Baltic Regional Coordination Centre (Baltic RCC) has officially started operations in Tallinn. An executive was elected for this purpose. The purpose of the center will be to coordinate the planning of the development of electricity systems as well as some of the day-to-day activities of the operators to guarantee the security of electricity supply. [...]

25 05, 2022

Foreign ministers to meet in Norway in first CBSS Ministerial Session since nine years

By |May 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other high-level representatives from the Baltic Sea region will meet in Kristiansand, Norway on 24-25 May 2022 during the 19th Ministerial Session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) – its first ministerial session in nine years.  Organised by Norway, which currently holds the presidency of the CBSS, the meeting will be attended by the CBSS member states: Denmark, Estonia, [...]

12 05, 2022

Hexicon and Elia Grid International collaborate on integrating offshore farms with onshore grids

By |May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) join forces to connect the wind energy produced by Floating Offshore Windfarms (FOW) to the onshore grid, and that on a global scale. The two companies will develop concepts and projects to integrate large scale floating offshore wind parks into the onshore power systems. The 5-year long cooperation consists [...]

11 05, 2022

Norwegian Deep Wind Offshore starts up in Sweden

By |May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Norwegian company, Deep Wind Offshore recognizes massive potential and great opportunities in the Swedish offshore wind market and is establishing its own company in Sweden.  The aim is to promote and create local jobs and work with local suppliers to build a strong and robust supply chain for offshore wind industry. In the first phase, [...]

9 05, 2022

wpd to sell offshore wind business to Global Infrastructure Partners

By |May 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent infrastructure investor, and wpd, a leading project developer and independent renewables power producer (IRPP) for onshore wind, offshore wind and solar, are pleased to announce that they have signed definitive agreements for GIP to acquire 100% of wpd offshore GmbH, the offshore wind business of wpd. The transaction is [...]

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