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 [...]

7 03, 2022

Construction of installation terminal for offshore wind farms in Gdansk to be completed in 2025

By |2022-03-07T14:20:37+01:00March 7th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On 1 March 2022, Poland's Council of Ministers adopted a resolution amending the offshore wind farm installation terminal regulations. Originally, the government wanted to carry out the investment in Gdynia, but eventually decided on Gdansk. The new resolution was submitted by the Ministry of Infrastructure. The installation terminal is to be built in the Port [...]

28 02, 2022

Dainius Kreivys: Record energy consumption and geopolitical tensions show that we need to accelerate green energy development

By |2022-03-11T12:52:19+01:00February 28th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

In the current tense geopolitical situation in the region, the development of local electricity generation becomes even more important not only for energy independence but also for national security, Lithuania’s Energy Ministry points out. Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys says, bearing in mind the growing demand for energy, that Lithuania needs to increase its domestic electricity [...]

28 02, 2022

Offshore wind investors announce action amid war in Ukraine

By |2022-02-28T13:30:50+01:00February 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is progressing, and companies are beginning to take first steps toward abandoning relationships with Russian Federation entities. Offshore wind investors in Europe, including in the Baltic Sea region, are making their first statements in the area, amongst them are Norway’s Equinor and Denmark’s Ørsted. On BalticWind.EU we will observe investors’ actions [...]

25 02, 2022

Geopolitical tensions increase the need for discussion about wind farm protection

By |2022-04-08T09:35:00+02:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The war in Ukraine, sparked by Russia’s invasion of the country, raises critical infrastructure protection issues. There is a growing number of wind farms in their inventory. The aggressor in the form of Russia also has influence in the Baltic Sea region. The growth of distributed energy sources increases the need for investment in systems [...]

24 02, 2022

Europe installed 17.4 GW in wind turbines in 2021. There are big ambitions, but achieving them proves itself harder

By |2022-04-08T09:06:53+02:00February 24th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to a recent report by European Wind Energy Association WindEurope, 17.4 GW of new wind energy capacity will be installed across Europe in 2021, bringing the total installed capacity to 236 GW (offshore and onshore). In the EU-27, 11 GW have been installed. Europe is only building half the wind power capacity needed to [...]

21 02, 2022

Poland launches three more licensing procedures for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-02-22T09:56:47+01:00February 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Poland's Vice-Minister for Infrastructure Marek Gróbarczyk has announced that Poland is launching further concession proceedings for three new sites in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. As a result, localization procedures are currently underway for 9 marine areas. Vice-Minister Gróbaczyk tweeted that the ministry has "three more locations for the law on promoting electricity generation [...]

23 11, 2021

Wind will be half of electricity in a climate neutral Europe. WindEurope Electric City 2021 starts today

By |2021-11-22T22:54:36+01:00November 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

WindEurope’s 2021 annual event, “Electric City”, starts today. The three-day conference and exhibition will gather 400 exhibitors and more than 8,000 participants in Copenhagen’s Bella Center to explore the role of wind-based electrification in Europe’s future energy system. By establishing new partnerships beyond wind, “Electric City” aims to promote the use of wind energy across [...]

2 11, 2021

Offshore wind energy at COP26 climate summit

By |2021-11-02T11:08:29+01:00November 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The long-awaited climate summit in Glasgow - COP26 - kicked off on October 31. The venue for the meeting of decision-makers from around the world is significant - the UK is the European leader in the development of offshore wind energy, aiming to install 40 GW by 2030. Representatives from the wind sector will also [...]

27 10, 2021

Swedish fishermen concerned about offshore wind development plans

By |2021-10-26T22:41:56+02:00October 27th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government announced in October that electricity system operator Svenska Kraftnät would be tasked with expanding the transmission grid in offshore areas in connection with plans to develop offshore wind power. National fishermen were concerned about the announcements. They have issued a letter to the government on this issue. [...]

26 10, 2021

Estonian Ministry of the Environment approves EIA programme for Saare offshore wind farm

By |2021-10-26T08:58:14+02:00October 26th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Estonian media reports that the Ministry of the Environment has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) program for the Saare offshore wind farm. The wind power plant, with a capacity of up to 1400 MW, will be installed in the waters off the western side of the island of Saaremaa. The [...]

20 10, 2021

Palanga municipality concerned about the impact of offshore wind farms on tourism and landscape

By |2022-04-08T09:22:54+02:00October 20th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Šarūnas Vaitkus, the Mayor of Palanga, Lithuania, addressed the state authorities with a letter concerning doubts about the development of offshore wind farms. Local politicians are concerned about the negative impact of offshore wind turbines on the landscape as well as recreational and tourism potential. "We strongly disagree!" - Vaitkus stressed in the letter. [...]

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