11 08, 2022

German offshore wind energy – summary

By |August 11th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The following text is published courtesy of the author Benjamin Wehrmann and the Clean Energy Wire website. Author: Benjamin Wehrmann, Clean Energy Wire Offshore wind power has been the last of several renewable power technologies rolled out at a large scale in Germany’s energy transition but has shown its ability [...]

15 07, 2022

WindEurope: Negative bidding in German offshore wind law threatens supply chain

By |July 15th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The German Parliament has adopted a new Offshore Wind Law (WindSeeG). It makes important changes to the design of Germany’s offshore wind auctions. It established two different types of auctions, one of which involves negative bidding with no caps on the amounts developers bid. This is bad: uncapped negative bidding means additional costs for electricity [...]

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 [...]

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.    […]

21 06, 2022

OCEaN call for a strong EU Restoration Law

By |June 21st, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS|

NGOs, wind industry and Transmission System Operators (TSOs), working collaboratively in OCEaN, call for a strong EU Restoration Law with clear and quantifiable legally binding targets, as well as implementation and enforcement rules that enable ecologically-sound offshore wind and electricity deployment. […]

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 [...]

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. […]

9 05, 2022

Seaports in Hamburg and Klaipeda establish cooperation

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

Germany’s largest seaport Hamburg and Lithuania’s seaport Klaipeda intend to cooperate more closely on developing and implementing joint projects and creating new logistics routes between Germany and Lithuania. In addition, Lithuania invites German companies to participate in the construction of an offshore wind farm near Klaipeda and to take advantage of the opportunities offered by [...]

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 [...]

1 04, 2022

OFFSHOREWIND4KIDS enters the educational journey for the youngest in Germany

By |April 1st, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On March 23, 2022, William Beuckelaers, managing director of OffshoreWind4Kids, DNV, Northland Power Europe (NPE), the Competence Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation signed an agreement in Hamburg on cooperation with OffshoreWind4Kids within [...]

14 03, 2022

Pomerania and Bremen are discussing the potential of regional cooperation in offshore wind

By |March 14th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, POLAND|

In March, a virtual meeting was held between representatives of the Pomeranian Platform for the Development of Offshore Wind Energy, the city of Bremen, and the German WAB cluster based in Bremerhaven. Participants agreed that development of offshore wind energy is a great opportunity for cooperation between Pomerania Region in [...]

8 03, 2022

Prof. Wolfgang Lukas: Business administration and management skills are increasingly coming to the fore

By |March 8th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Offshore Wind Energy Centre was established at the Maritime University of Gdynia. Breakthrough management studies for offshore wind sector staff will be launched in Poland in March. The Polish university is carrying them out in cooperation with Hochschule Bremerhaven and Business Academy SouthWest – leaders of management and specialist programmes for the Offshore Wind Energy [...]

23 02, 2022

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel Doc join forces in offshore wind sector

By |February 23rd, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC have signed an agreement announcing their intention to collaborate in the field of offshore wind energy towards a carbon-neutral future. The partnership will focus on joint project implementation and the development of new markets and services. With around 25,000 staff in over 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the world’s [...]

11 02, 2022

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will design and install an offshore substation for F.E.W. Baltic II

By |February 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies in offshore wind, is further progressing with developing F.E.W. Baltic II, one of the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE selected Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of the French company Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for engineering, procuring, [...]

7 02, 2022

NABU: German marine zoning plan to the detriment of nature conservation

By |February 7th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

January 26 this year, The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has unveiled the first draft of a new Site Development Plan (FEP). The document regulates offshore wind energy development in Germany. Environmental organization NABU is concerned about increased conservation conflict and is calling for adjustments to protect endangered seabirds [...]

4 02, 2022

A thaw coming in Germany’s offshore wind energy? Several questions remain unanswered

By |February 4th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

In January 2022, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) presented first concrete plans at a meeting with representatives of the offshore wind industry. Managing Director of the industry organization BWO, Stefan Thimm, comments that this is a positive development, that the industry did not dare to [...]

12 01, 2022

BSH wants to designate additional areas for offshore wind farms Consultations are ongoing

By |January 12th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) started the procedure for updating the marine spatial plan for offshore wind energy development (FEP) in December 2021. Comments can be submitted until January 18, 2022. The German government’s goal of expanding 70 GW by 2045 requires the development of additional areas [...]

13 12, 2021

RWE receives Environmental Permit for its Polish F.E.W. Baltic II offshore project

By |December 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE Renewables has moved a major step closer to the realisation of its first offshore wind farm in Poland. Via its Polish subsidiary Baltic Trade & Invest Sp. z o.o., the company received a positive decision by the regional Director for Environmental Protection in Szczecin. This decision specifies the environmental conditions for the realisation [...]

24 11, 2021

Recycling, net-zero 2050, grid development – wind industry talks in Copenhagen

By |November 24th, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Yesterday the entire wind industry came to Copenhagen to discuss the transformation of energy systems, in particular wind energy. BalticWind.EU is one of the media partners of the event. Our representatives are meeting and talking to industry representatives about the challenges facing wind energy, particularly in the Baltic Sea region. Recycling of blades and other [...]

24 11, 2021

50Hertz and Energinet sign cooperation agreement for offshore hub in Baltic Sea

By |November 24th, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Neighbouring transmission system operators 50Hertz (Germany) and Energinet (Denmark) seek to work together on the realisation of the ‘Bornholm Energy Island’ offshore hub by 2030. In the scope of the conference WindEurope Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen, CEOs Thomas Egebo of Energinet and Stefan Kapferer of 50Hertz today signed a corresponding cooperation agreement on the [...]

8 11, 2021

The Windanker offshore wind farm will reinforce the Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub in Germany

By |November 8th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola remains committed to the deployment of renewables in international markets. Its third offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, Windanker, will have 300 MW installed capacity and €800 million total investment. The project will reinforce the company’s Baltic Hub in Germany which also includes the operational Wikinger offshore wind farm (350 MW), and Baltic [...]

7 10, 2021

A key moment for Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle. Ostwind 2 project receives final approval

By |October 7th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

German electricity system operator 50Hertz announced that it has received the final, long-awaited approval for its Ostwind 2 infrastructure project in mid-September 2021. The operator received the decision for a 700-meter cable section connecting the Arcadis Ost 1 transformer platform. Ostwind 2 is a project by German operator 50Hertz designed to connect the Arcadis Ost [...]

10 09, 2021

RWE plans to build offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |September 10th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the RWE – Essen-based energy company – was awarded two offshore wind sites. In the North Sea, RWE was able to secure a lease (N-3.7) for an offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 225 megawatts (MW). A second site [...]

9 09, 2021

OWC to assess wind conditions for future German offshore wind tendering sites

By |September 9th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

Offshore wind consultancy OWC has been awarded a contract by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for two future German offshore wind tendering sites.  OWC, an AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) company, has assembled a team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, [...]

1 09, 2021

Iberdrola signs land lease agreement for Baltic Eagle operations building

By |September 1st, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola and the port of Sassnitz (Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH) have signed the lease agreement for the new operations and maintenance building that will serve the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, at a ceremony chaired by the Prime Minister of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig. The agreement delivers another important milestone in the offshore [...]

25 08, 2021

DIGITAL OCEAN CONVENTION 2021

By |August 25th, 2021||

At the Digital Ocean Convention Rostock, representatives from the worlds of business, science and politics will discuss the latest developments, trends and projects in digital underwater technology. You can look forward to a wide-ranging program: Keynotes and panel discussions Accompanying exhibition showcasing the latest products and developments Presentations highlighting start-ups and innovative solutions Networking opportunities [...]

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