9 08, 2022

Edgaras Maladauskas: The biggest challenge will be the development of port infrastructure in Klaipeda

By |2022-08-08T22:28:26+02:00August 9th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Lithuanian Wind Power Association (LVEA) has been operating in Lithuania since 2005. It brings to- gether investors in the wind energy sector, including offshore wind energy and supply chain companies. Deputy Director, Edgaras Maladauskas, talks about the organization’s plans for 2022 in a commentary for BalticWind. EU. […]

8 08, 2022

The Republic of Estonia plans to build an electrical connection to the Gulf of Riga for an offshore wind farm

By |2022-08-08T09:14:42+02:00August 8th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On the 4th of August, the government of the Republic of Estonia decided to initiate a national designated spatial plan for building the electricity connection to the Gulf of Riga, so that the offshore wind farm of AS Eesti Energia can be connected to the main grid on land. “One of the main tasks [...]

4 08, 2022

Marlinks enters German market with Arcadis Ost 1

By |2022-08-04T09:24:28+02:00August 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 [...]

2 08, 2022

GWEC: 5-point plan to accelerate RES development

By |2022-08-02T10:58:24+02:00August 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released a roadmap for policymakers to chart a way out of the current energy crisis and climate change. The five-point plan, “Accelerating renewables to achieve energy security, affordability and climate action”, addresses the need to restore order to energy markets while meeting climate goals [...]

25 07, 2022

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

By |2022-07-25T08:22:33+02:00July 25th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

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

17 07, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 22

By |2022-07-24T22:02:41+02:00July 17th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 22 of our weekly podcast, summarising the most important news of the week, is ready to listen. You can listen to the new episode of "This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes" on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. This podcast is prepared by especially for those who have little [...]

14 07, 2022

Lithuania strengthens energy cooperation with the US

By |2022-07-13T14:18:31+02:00July 14th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Lithuanian Minister of Energy, Dainius Kreivys, has signed an agreement providing for enhanced cooperation between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania. The cooperation includes achieving Lithuania’s energy security and climate-neutral energy transition goals. […]

19 06, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 19

By |2022-07-14T12:40:06+02:00June 19th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 19 of our weekly podcast, summarising the most important news of the week, is ready to listen. You can listen to the new episode of "This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes" on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. This podcast is prepared by especially for those who have little [...]

6 06, 2022

Rokas Masiulis: Litgrid as a transmission system operator has a very clear task in offshore wind development

By |2022-06-06T08:27:19+02:00June 6th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

Litgrid as the transmission system operator in Lithuania plays one of the key roles in the development of the energy system, including renewable energy sources. Lithuania has ambitions for the development of offshore wind energy and is trying to implement them successfully. About the role of Litgrid in the process [...]

3 06, 2022

Kacper Kostrzewa, OW: The meeting on 9th of June is meant to be a conversation and answer specific questions from suppliers

By |2022-06-04T12:01:49+02:00June 3rd, 2022|OPINIONS|

Ocean Winds - one of the world's largest offshore developers - will hold a Suppliers Day for potential suppliers of services and components for offshore wind farms in Poland on 9 June 2022 in a hybrid format. It is an opportunity for Ocean Winds to show its key position on the Polish market and answer [...]

2 06, 2022

Offshore wind turbines will be larger and more economical than predicted

By |2022-06-05T17:23:41+02:00June 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) research center leaned into offshore wind technology development. It has grown significantly in recent years. Leading industry experts predict that wind farms (onshore and offshore) will be much higher and more economical in 2035 than originally predicted. Forecasts of wind technology development are crucial for developers of [...]

31 05, 2022

Wind energy – way to energy independence of Ukraine

By |2022-05-31T06:01:48+02:00May 31st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

During this year’s edition of the most important event of the wind energy sector, WindEurope Bilbao 2022, we could not miss a discussion on the war in Ukraine and its impact on the energy sector. The European wind industry stands in solidarity with Ukraine, especially the energy sector. Dynamically changing [...]

25 05, 2022

Estonia to start processing 20 applications for permits to build offshore wind farms

By |2022-05-25T14:34:50+02:00May 25th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) has announced that it will start the procedure of analyzing applications for construction permits for 20 offshore wind farms. On May 12, the Estonian government passed the Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan, which gives TTJA the opportunity to carry out procedures for [...]

25 05, 2022

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

By |2022-05-25T07:29:27+02:00May 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, [...]

20 05, 2022

Baltic Power seeks services and equipment supplier to build offshore wind farm

By |2022-05-20T13:49:45+02:00May 20th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Investor Baltic Power, implementing a joint project of offshore wind farm construction between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power, invites to pre-qualify for tenders for services and equipment used in the construction of an offshore wind farm in Poland. First, prequalifications will be conducted and then the interested entities will be invited to the [...]

18 05, 2022

RWE submitted 11 applications for location permits for wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-05-18T13:00:46+02:00May 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Poland is intensifying efforts to develop offshore wind energy. One of the elements of the process of building, and then operating, wind farms in the Baltic Sea is the procedure for obtaining the so-called location permit (PSZW – permit to erect and exploit artificial islands, structures and equipment for offshore [...]

17 05, 2022

How many stacked giraffes are as high as a wind turbine?

By |2022-05-17T21:59:20+02:00May 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Kids need comparisons from their own point of view to understand complex topics. The children’s book “Wind Energy for kids” by Thomas Simons uses sizes and comparisons with everyday objects to explain the basics of wind power to children starting from pre-school age. […]

16 05, 2022

125 applications for concessions for offshore wind farms in new areas in Poland

By |2022-06-28T10:54:06+02:00May 16th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

The Polish Ministry of Infrastructure has launched further administrative procedures for granting concessions for new offshore wind sites in the Polish Baltic Sea in 2022. There are 11 proceedings in total. The Minister of Infrastructure Marek Gróbarczyk informed that so far 125 applications have been received for licenses for offshore [...]

27 04, 2022

The Nordic Hydrogen Route in the Gulf of Bothnia region will be developed. Wind turbines play an important role

By |2022-04-27T13:05:34+02:00April 27th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Two Nordic entities – Gasgrid Finland and Nordion Energi – will launch the Nordic Hydrogen Route, the first large-scale cross-border hydrogen network in Europe. The companies are looking to develop pipeline networks that would transport the energy carrier from producers to consumers. Wind energy – onshore and offshore – will [...]

25 04, 2022

N-Sea completes environmental baseline survey for Södra Midsjöbanken offshore wind farm

By |2022-04-25T08:45:30+02:00April 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

RWE Renewables is currently developing the 1600MW Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Södra Midsjöbanken located in the southern Baltic Sea. N-Sea, along with their partner Ocean Ecology, were contracted for late season provision of vessel, equipment, and personnel to perform a geophysical site survey and environmental baseline survey, as well as [...]

21 04, 2022

2022 possibly a record year for offshore wind in Europe

By |2022-04-21T12:10:34+02:00April 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

According to estimates by an energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy, offshore wind capacity additions in Europe will break records in 2022. The dynamics will be driven mainly by offshore wind development in the UK. The projects in the Baltic Sea will be visible on the European offshore [...]

20 04, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |2022-04-20T12:31:40+02:00April 20th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

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. [...]

19 04, 2022

New offshore wind research to help reach net zero energy goals

By |2022-04-19T11:20:59+02:00April 19th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaboration between nine offshore wind developers, is launching 16 new research and development (R&D) projects this year. These span five key areas of logistics and operations and maintenance, cables, electrical systems, foundations, yield and performance. […]

18 04, 2022

Easter Package will accelerate offshore wind development in Germany

By |2022-04-18T09:00:52+02:00April 18th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

At the beginning of April, the German government adopted the so-called Easter Package at the request of Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck. This is the largest change to the country’s energy policy regulations in decades. According to the premise, the Easter Package [...]

15 04, 2022

Nature surveys for Korsnäs offshore wind farm will start in spring

By |2022-04-15T11:10:34+02:00April 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Metsähallitus is a state-owned company that manages one-third of Finland’s land and water areas. The Finnish entity has announced that the onshore and offshore nature surveys needed for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Korsnäs offshore wind farm will start in the spring. Wind measurements will also continue on [...]

15 04, 2022

Energy island at Bornholm to support local production of Power-to-X fuels

By |2022-04-15T05:42:40+02:00April 15th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The international consortium Bornholm Bunker Hub is launching a process to find partners and customers seeking to accelerate decarbonisation and refuel vessels with sustainable fuels. Local production of Power-to-X fuel is achievable when the Energy Island at Bornholm is established around 2030 with at least 2 GW of offshore wind [...]

14 04, 2022

H-BLIX: Construction of 1 GW in offshore wind turbines in Poland could generate 4,000 jobs

By |2022-04-14T12:00:37+02:00April 14th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

H-BLIX is an independent onshore and offshore wind consulting firm with offices in, amongst others, the Netherlands or Poland. The center reported on Linkedin that according to its latest calculations, the rate of local content at 25 percent, the development and construction of an offshore wind farm with a capacity [...]

14 04, 2022

Simply Blue Group wants to develop floating technologies in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea

By |2022-04-14T13:52:39+02:00April 14th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A blue economy developer Simply Blue, based in Cork, Ireland, is one of the pioneers of floating wind technology and blue economy solutions. The investor has applied to the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure for a concession of the offshore wind 60.E.4 location, which is currently the deepest area in the [...]

11 04, 2022

SSE Renewables with Acciona Energia to bid for an offshore location licence in the Polish Baltic Sea

By |2022-04-11T13:40:51+02:00April 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

SSE Renewables, part of UK FTSE-listed SSE Plc, has submitted an application for an Offshore Location License (OLL) for the allocation of development rights for an offshore wind farm at site 60.E.4 in the Baltic Sea in Poland. SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía will collaborate in the development of the [...]

11 04, 2022

Lhyfe and wpd to produce of green hydrogen in connection with offshore wind farm in Sweden

By |2022-04-11T09:25:04+02:00April 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The renewable green hydrogen supplier Lhyfe and the wind power developer wpd Offshore Sweden AB have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly establish and directly connect a facility for green hydrogen production to wpd’s planned offshore wind farm Storgrundet in Söderhamn municipality, Sweden. […]

11 04, 2022

ABB and Ramboll to collaborate on offshore substation development

By |2022-04-07T10:11:04+02:00April 11th, 2022|DENMARK|

ABB and Ramboll have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on pursuing new prospects for offshore substations within the global offshore wind market. The companies’ combined strengths in energy, offshore, construction, operation and maintenance not only bring credibility for EPC contractors offering services for substations, but also enable an [...]

7 04, 2022

Sweden accelerates wind energy development – the government presents a package of solutions

By |2022-04-08T08:49:46+02:00April 7th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government has presented a package of solutions for accelerating the development of wind energy. Wind turbines for Sweden are intended to be a source of cheap and green electricity. The package consists of four decisions aimed at meeting increased electricity demand and strengthening Sweden’s energy security through wind [...]

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