30 06, 2022

Construction of Aurora Line begins – a new interconnector between Finland and Sweden

By |2022-06-30T08:00:49+02:00June 30th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Fingrid, Finnish transmission system operator, and Svenska kraftnät, Swedish grid operator, are jointly preparing a new electricity transmission line between Finland and Sweden. Construction of the 380 km long transmission line, called the Aurora Line, and the substations, that will be part of the project, will begin this year in Finland. […]

8 06, 2022

Metsähallitus examines transmission line route connecting Korsnäs wind farm to mainland

By |2022-06-08T10:44:49+02:00June 8th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Finnish state-owned company Metsähallitus will soon begin field surveys for the Korsnäs offshore wind project as part of an upcoming environmental impact assessment (EIA). The surveys will help select the most suitable route for a coastal electricity transmission line to Finland’s electricity grid. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 03, 2022

Nordic operators will support the Baltic power system in case of failure

By |2022-03-29T13:13:44+02:00March 29th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The CEOs of Scandinavian grid companies Energinet, Fingrid, Statnett, and Svenska kraftnät discussed the electricity system operators’ preparation for a possible aggravation of the situation in the Baltic Sea region and its impact on the Baltic transmission system, according to a release from Finnish operator Fingrid. […]

24 03, 2022

Wind turbines in Finland are the key to self-sufficiency and independence from Russia

By |2022-04-08T09:00:05+02:00March 24th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association (FWPA), the domestic wind power industry will see strong growth in installed capacity later this year. The strengthening of energy independence is in line with the EU’s announcement of efforts to reduce fossil fuel imports from the Russian Federation following the invasion of [...]

15 03, 2022

Pertti Tapio: Metsähallitus’ goal is to complete the selection of an offshore wind partner in 2022

By |2022-03-15T08:39:13+01:00March 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OPINIONS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Finnish state-owned company Metsähallitus is currently working on the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project, which will be built in 2028 at the earliest. We asked Metsähallitus wind energy project leader Pertti Tapio about the progress.  In the first phase of the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project, 70-100 turbines with a nominal capacity of 12-20 [...]

26 02, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 4

By |2022-02-26T15:57:41+01:00February 26th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 4 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 [...]

19 02, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 3

By |2022-02-19T11:56:25+01:00February 19th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 3 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 [...]

4 02, 2022

The Gulf of Bothnia has the potential to become the most important hydrogen cluster in Scandinavia

By |2022-02-04T01:38:17+01:00February 4th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Researchers at Finland’s LUT University of Applied Sciences, commissioned by St1 and Fortum, have mapped the conditions necessary for electricity production in the Perämeri region. The region has great potential to become a center for carbon-free steel, fuel, and chemical production. This development will require a significant increase in wind [...]

31 01, 2022

The European Union will support the second phase of projects within the framework of synchronization of the Baltic States

By |2022-01-31T14:00:54+01:00January 31st, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN|

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) coordination committee has positively assessed and approved the application submitted by the transmission system operators from the Baltic countries – Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland. The financial aid will reach 170 million euros. […]

25 01, 2022

First offshore wind power research permits granted for Finland’s exclusive economic zone

By |2022-01-24T21:24:25+01:00January 25th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Government has granted research permits for three offshore wind power projects in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Wpd Finland Oy was granted a permit on 20 January 2022 for the research area west of Jakobstad. OX2 Finland Oy received permits for two projects in the research areas west of Hailuoto and Jakobstad last week. [...]

27 12, 2021

Finnish Metsähallitus launches partner selection for its 1.3 GW Korsnäs offshore wind power project

By |2021-12-27T16:31:41+01:00December 27th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Finnish state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus is releasing preliminary market information and launching its partner selection process for the planned 1.3 Gigawatt (GW) Korsnäs offshore wind power project. Metsähallitus is looking for a responsible and experienced partner to accelerate the development, construction and operation of the wind farm. Metsähallitus will invite both [...]

30 11, 2021

Fingrid has published a plan to develop grid by 2031. Increased forecasts for wind power

By |2021-11-29T10:36:38+01:00November 30th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Finnish electricity system operator Fingrid has published its Grid Development Plan 2022-2031, which sets out the principles of grid planning, grid development needs and planned investments for the next ten years. The operator is also increasing forecasts for wind power development, but this raises challenges in expanding the north-south transmission [...]

19 10, 2021

Finland should explore ways to improve competitiveness of offshore wind energy

By |2022-04-08T09:21:49+02:00October 19th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

A few days ago, the Swedish government announced that it had instructed operator Svenska Kraftnät to begin preparatory work before expanding the offshore transmission grid for offshore wind development. Sweden’s plans have been addressed by the Finnish Wind Power Association, which states in a release that if Finland is late [...]

11 10, 2021

Public consultation on Korsnäs offshore wind farm project begins in December

By |2021-10-11T14:33:49+02:00October 11th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Finnish company Metsähallitus has announced that the developer of the Korsnäs wind farm will hold its first meetings with local residents in early December 2021. This will be the second offshore wind farm operating in Finland. The local dialogue with residents is about the offshore wind farm that will be installed near the municipality [...]

3 08, 2021

Newsroom: Finnish Wärtsilä to deliver solutions for OHT’s wind turbine installation ship

By |2021-08-03T08:57:26+02:00August 3rd, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply an integrated propulsion and dynamic positioning thruster solution, including the engines, a Wärtsilä NOx reducer emission abatement system, as well as steerable and tunnel thrusters to deliver optimum performance for vessel dynamic positioning in this new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). [...]

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