23 11, 2021

Wind Europe Electric City 2021

By |2021-06-07T20:28:15+02:00November 23rd, 2021||

“Electric City” is a new onshore and offshore wind event, with participants from wind and beyond – heavy industry, mobility, district and domestic heating, storage, hybrids, hydrogen and many more – to join the conversation on how we build a clean economy. This means new voices at the conference, debating changes we need in policy, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind is essential for the just transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Poland

By |2021-09-28T08:26:51+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The [...]

27 09, 2021

WindEurope: Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm

By |2021-09-27T10:15:56+02:00September 27th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

On 16 August WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the kick-off meeting of the ELWIND project, the joint Estonia/Latvia project to develop a hybrid offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Dickson gave an introduction about offshore wind developments in Europe and shared the experience of past and existing [...]

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

PKN ORLEN appoints financial advisor for the Baltic Power

By |2021-09-22T09:12:00+02:00September 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

​A consortium comprising Pekao Investment Banking and Green Giraffe has been mandated as financial advisor for the offshore wind farm project Baltic Power. The two companies will be responsible for raising funding for the project, which is due to start in 2023, with commercial operation planned in 2026. […]

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

The BWO appeals to create the conditions for ambitious hydrogen production using offshore wind energy

By |2021-09-20T18:24:51+02:00September 20th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Green hydrogen will play a key role in the future energy supply system. Areas that are difficult to electrify can only be decarbonised with hydrogen. This results in high demand for green hydrogen. “We therefore appeal to the future federal government to create the conditions for ambitious hydrogen production using [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

30 07, 2021

Newsroom: RWE deploys new software tool to optimise operations across offshore wind fleet

By |2021-07-30T07:00:38+02:00July 30th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with the Danish firm Systematic to deploy an innovative information management tool across its global fleet of offshore wind farms. The new system will be installed at RWE’s offshore wind projects in the UK first, followed by [...]

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

Newsroom: Iberdrola, Navantia and Windar seal alliance to develop offshore wind until 2025

By |2021-07-26T12:22:56+02:00July 26th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The chairmen of Iberdrola, Navantia and Windar signed a framework collaboration agreement to manufacture and supply XXL monopile foundations as part of the energy company's growth strategy in offshore wind. The project also strengthens its role as a driving force for local industry, while both manufacturers will increase their capabilities in this sector of [...]

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

Newsroom: Van Oord takes on Baltic Eagle project

By |2021-07-26T11:19:05+02:00July 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Van Oord has signed a contract with the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. Van Oord will transport and install the foundations and ensure the supply, transport and installation of inter-array cables. With a production capacity of 476 MW, the Baltic Eagle wind farm will [...]

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. […]

23 07, 2021

Lithuania is looking for a way to create a hydrogen economy. Will it take into account offshore wind energy?

By |2021-07-23T07:56:27+02:00July 23rd, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy is looking for a contractor for extensive and in-depth research on the development and use of hydrogen until 2050. This country is watching other countries in the Baltic Sea region that are developing, among others, offshore wind energy and plan to use energy from the [...]

22 07, 2021

Newsroom: Latvian teams triumph in the first online hackathon in the Baltics – HACK DIGITALSEA’21

By |2021-07-22T16:35:29+02:00July 22nd, 2021|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The first online hackathon «HACK DigitalSea’21» in the Baltics was launched in 3-4 of July, where participants sought innovative solutions to the acute challenges for sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea. In two of the three categories, the awards worth 4000 EUR were won by teams from Latvia – PurOceans [...]

21 07, 2021

Newsroom: A strong result and a development drives the transition for Vattenfall

By |2021-07-21T08:39:16+02:00July 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

Vattenfall’s President and CEO Anna Borg comments on the interim report for January-June 2021. “Achieving our goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation requires that we cooperate with customers and other partners – also outside of the energy sector. Partnerships therefore have a central role in Vattenfall’s strategy”, says [...]

20 07, 2021

The European Parliament gives alarm on the impact of offshore wind farms on fishing

By |2021-07-26T02:17:27+02:00July 20th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution of July 7, 2021 on the impact of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy systems on the fisheries sector. The document stresses the need to avoid possible negative and long-term impacts of offshore wind turbines on certain ecosystems, fish stocks and [...]

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