12 01, 2022

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

By |2022-01-12T10:03:41+01:00January 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 [...]

10 01, 2022

IMCA finalises Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations

By |2022-01-10T19:19:52+01:00January 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has expanded its ‘Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations’ (IMCA M254). Originally published in October 2020, the guidelines were produced to help standardise the way in which vessels give personnel safe access to offshore structures, both in the wind and oil & gas industries, and were developed [...]

7 01, 2022

RWE and Northland Power to jointly develop 1.3 GW offshore wind cluster off the German coast

By |2022-01-07T08:22:00+01:00January 7th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

RWE and Northland Power strengthen their position in the German offshore market The companies have joined forces to co-develop a 1.3 gigawatts (GW) cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The partners have established a joint venture structure through which they plan to jointly develop and construct [...]

5 01, 2022

Denmark announces new Power-to-X strategy

By |2022-01-05T13:17:24+01:00January 5th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Danish Government has released a proposal for a new strategy to promote and navigate the future development of Power-to-X (PtX) projects in Denmark. The Danish PtX strategy aims at reducing CO2 emissions, balancing the Danish power system and providing export opportunities for green fuels and PtX technology. […]

28 12, 2021

The commercial scale-up of floating wind farms requires a change of mindset about O&M

By |2022-01-07T23:24:51+01:00December 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY CORNER|

WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) published its White Paper Challenges and Opportunities of Major Maintenance for Floating Offshore Wind. The report is the result of one year’s worth of monthly discussions between participating WFO members during meetings of WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee on the topic of floating wind major [...]

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 [...]

23 12, 2021

Electric City 2021 participants voted the most promising startup in the wind sector

By |2021-12-22T02:28:08+01:00December 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Electric City 2021 conference was the perfect opportunity for startups to showcase their latest innovations in the wind sector within the ‚Innovation Park’ block. The winner was Anker Foundations – the startup received the ‚Best Startup Award’ for its innovative, sustainable solutions in the development of prefabricated foundations for [...]

22 12, 2021

New State Aid Guidelines allow technology-specific auctions, endorse Contracts for Difference to deploy more wind

By |2021-12-22T00:04:19+01:00December 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Today the European Commission published its new EU Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy. The new Guidelines allow National Governments to hold technology specific auctions and endorse revenue stabilisation mechanisms notably 2-sided CfDs. These are pre-conditions for the accelerated deployment of wind energy towards climate neutrality. [...]

21 12, 2021

Hundreds of entities interested in cooperation in collaboration on the Baltic Power offshore wind farm

By |2021-12-21T09:56:56+01:00December 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Almost 600 representatives of 369 companies and institutions attended a meeting for those interested in collaboration on the Baltic Power project. Building a strong supply chain is now among the crucial steps leading up to the launch of this project, which is of strategic importance to the entire power sector. [...]

20 12, 2021

Geophysical and environmental studies for Södra Midsjöbanken wind farm completed

By |2021-12-20T11:02:49+01:00December 20th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

German energy company RWE has announced that geophysical and environmental studies for the Södra Midsjöbanken offshore wind project have been completed. This is RWE’s largest project in the Nordic region, involving the construction of an offshore farm about 100 km from the Swedish mainland towards the Polish border. The total [...]

20 12, 2021

ERM Poland supports the process of obtaining environmental decision for the MFW Bałtyk I

By |2021-12-19T22:53:20+01:00December 20th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The company implementing the MFW Bałtyk I signed an agreement with the Polish branch of ERM, which is the world’s largest consulting company working in the field of sustainable development. The agreement concerns cooperation in the field of environmental and social consulting. Offshore wind farm MFW Bałtyk I is the [...]

19 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Rytis Kėvelaitis: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, are new and exciting markets for offshore winds

By |2021-12-20T08:31:41+01:00December 19th, 2021|ESTONIA, INTERVIEWS, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the European Union’s energy transition. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy. We talk about the role of the Baltic Sea in decarbonising the region’s economies with Rytis Kėvelaitis, Founder and CEO at Energy Unlimited.  Kėvelaitis stressed that three Baltic states, Lithuania, [...]

17 12, 2021

IECRE approves first renewable energy certification body for marine energy

By |2021-12-17T11:32:56+01:00December 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first renewable energy Certification Body (RECB) for marine energy by IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications. The System covers the solar photovoltaic (PV), marine and wind energy sectors. […]

16 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO: DNV expects a massive scaling of global renewable energy, including the Baltic Sea

By |2021-12-20T08:32:13+01:00December 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

How to reach Paris Agreement Net Zero goals and what are the challenges for different regions worldwide. At #ElectricCity2021 we spoke with Ditlev Engel, CEO of Energy Systems at DNV. This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available for download on our website next week.

16 12, 2021

A new Nordic RCC A/S company will be established to coordinate the Nordic electricity system

By |2021-12-16T11:00:28+01:00December 16th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Danish operator said that together with the other Nordic transmission system operators – Statnett, Svenska Kraftnät, and Fingrid – it has decided to set up Nordic RCC A/S to coordinate the operational planning of the entire Nordic power system. Nordic RCC A/S will be formally established in 2022 with [...]

16 12, 2021

Dickson: The new German Government has very promising new ambitions for wind energy

By |2021-12-16T00:05:14+01:00December 16th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The new German Government is up and running. The coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals brands itself a “climate Government”. They’ve agreed that Germany should exit coal-fired power earlier than planned – in 2030 if possible. And that much more renewable energy will be required to achieve that. So [...]

14 12, 2021

Litgrid and PSE carried out the emergency support test on the Polish-Lithuanian interconnection

By |2021-12-09T21:03:49+01:00December 14th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Last Saturday, 4 December, Litgrid and PSE, the operators of the Lithuanian and Polish electricity transmission systems, carried out the emergency support test on the Polish-Lithuanian interconnection. The test was aimed at verification of Lithuanian system restoration and black-start capabilities using the interconnection together with newly installed autotransformers in Alytus substation. [...]

13 12, 2021

BWO and vgbe energy will collaborate on fire protection standards for offshore wind

By |2021-12-13T11:19:26+01:00December 13th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The German Association of Offshore Wind Farm Operators (BWO) and vgbe energy (formerly VGB PowerTech) have teamed up on fire protection standards for offshore wind installations. The interdisciplinary working group has begun activities – the common standard is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023. […]

13 12, 2021

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

By |2021-12-13T01:29:54+01:00December 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 [...]

10 12, 2021

Offshore wind energy may play a significant role in the production of green hydrogen in Poland

By |2021-12-10T12:52:00+01:00December 10th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Experts from the Lower Silesian Institute for Energy Studies (DISE Energy) and the Polish Wind Energy Association have prepared a report on the green hydrogen production potential in Poland. By 2040, there is a realistic chance that electrolyzers above 20 GW will meet hydrogen demand. For this to be possible, [...]

7 12, 2021

EU plans and the wind potential of the Baltic Sea. BalticWind.EU to attend CPMR Baltic Sea Commission meeting

By |2021-12-08T19:22:24+01:00December 7th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On 8 December, there will be a meeting of the Working Group for energy and climate of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission. The topic of the meeting are the opportunities of offshore wind energy development in the Baltic region. We will be represented at the meeting by Paweł Wróbel, Managing [...]

7 12, 2021

A safe Baltic without chemical weapons and shipwrecks? Poland does not want to be indifferent

By |2021-12-07T06:01:09+01:00December 7th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

#BalticForGenerations – is an initiative of the Polish energy company Enea and the UN Global Compact Network Poland, which aims to protect the waters of the Baltic Sea. Hundreds of thousands of tons of classic munitions, chemical weapons and shipwrecks filled with fuel lie on the seabed. The remnants of [...]

6 12, 2021

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark opened in Klaipeda – a chance to strengthen relations in the offshore wind sector

By |2021-12-06T10:55:06+01:00December 6th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Jonas Nazarovas, Managing Director of AB DFDS Seaways, has become the first Honorary Consul of Denmark in the Klaipeda region. The solemn ceremony was attended by Ambassador Hans Brask and new Danish Consul Jonas Nazarovas, Klaipeda Mayor Vytautas Grubliauskas and Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, Daiva Garbaliauskaitė. [...]

1 12, 2021

MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind

By |2021-12-02T21:11:23+01:00December 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

MEPs set out recommendations for speeding up the deployment of offshore wind, in a report adopted on Tuesday. The report voted in the Industry, Research and Energy committee in response to a European Commission communication stresses that meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets require speeding up the deployment of offshore renewable energy (ORE), but a [...]

1 12, 2021

French, Dutch and Canadian companies interested in offshore wind farm in Lithuania

By |2021-12-01T10:02:37+01:00December 1st, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Representatives of the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy informed during the international Electric City 2021 conference that the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is in high demand. Among the companies are TotalEnergies Renewables of France, Van Oord Offshore Wind of the Netherlands, Northland Power of Canada. [...]

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 [...]

26 11, 2021

PGE Baltica without Monika Morawiecka

By |2021-11-26T17:47:31+01:00November 26th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Monika Morawiecka, CEO of PGE Baltica, announced on her Linkedin profile that she is leaving PGE Baltica, a company responsible for the development of offshore wind farms in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. The information was confirmed by PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. […]

24 11, 2021

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

By |2021-11-24T16:06:33+01:00November 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 |2021-11-24T12:37:24+01:00November 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 [...]

24 11, 2021

Estonia seeks inspiration and cooperation with Norway in offshore wind energy

By |2021-11-24T10:16:32+01:00November 24th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Representatives of Estonian companies, looking for opportunities to develop offshore wind industry, paid a visit to Norway in order to learn about Norwegian industry and offshore potential. Estonia hopes to improve cooperation between offshore partners in the Baltic Sea region. The visit was announced by the Estonian Investment Agency (EIA). [...]

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 [...]

23 11, 2021

Heerema: We are in the process of modifying Thialf’s cranes to unlock the Baltic Sea for upcoming wind project

By |2021-11-22T22:46:16+01:00November 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Heerema Marine Contractors is committed to delivering solutions for clients worldwide. With Heerema Fabrication Group fabricating the required structures, the company is now modifying Thialf’s cranes capable of lifting 14,200 metric tons.  In 2022, Heerema will be installing 27 wind turbines for Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost I wind farm in the Baltic Sea using our novel Rotor [...]

18 11, 2021

Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan completed

By |2021-11-18T11:01:07+01:00November 18th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia has announced that the final draft of the Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan has been prepared. The document will be available to the public for a month and will be submitted to the government for adoption at the end of the year. [...]

18 11, 2021

Palanga concerned about negative impacts of offshore windmills, there will be additional landscape studies

By |2021-11-18T06:02:33+01:00November 18th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On BalticWind.EU we reported that Šarūnas Vaitkus, the mayor of the Lithuanian town of Palanga, addressed the state authorities with a letter on concerns about the development of offshore wind farms. Vaitkus was met by representatives of the Lithuanian energy ministry, who came to Palanga. […]

17 11, 2021

The Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed the “Baltic Way to Climate Neutrality” Declaration

By |2021-11-17T23:56:00+01:00November 17th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Presidents of the Baltic States, i.e. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, met on 15 November in Vilnius and signed the “Baltic Road to Climate Neutrality” Declaration . The document envisages joint action and cooperation of the Baltic States in a number of areas for the benefit of the climate. Among [...]

16 11, 2021

PGE and Polish Academy of Sciences created the advanced model of wind flow through offshore wind farms

By |2021-11-16T07:43:41+01:00November 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

PGE Baltica and the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPM PAN) have completed a research project aimed at investigating the effect of blocking wind flow by large offshore wind farms. As a result of the work, an advanced model of air flow through offshore installations [...]

15 11, 2021

Vestas enters strategic partnership with Maersk on all containerised transport

By |2021-11-15T00:30:32+01:00November 15th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

To serve the growing global market for sustainable energy solutions and protect profitability in an increasingly challenging global business environment for renewables, Vestas continuously looks for partners that can help mitigate negative impact from the current supply chain challenges and scale business efficiently in the long-term. […]

12 11, 2021

Climate Neutral Nordics. Grid operators publish a report, predicting doubling of RES capacity

By |2021-11-12T17:12:36+01:00November 12th, 2021|DENMARK, FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Nordic grid operators Fingrid, Energinet, Statnett and Svenska kraftnät have published the Nordic Grid Development Perspective (NGDP) 2021 report. The study presents a path to a climate-neutral Nordic energy system. The “Climate Neutral Nordics” scenario foresees a doubling of RES capacity by 2040. […]

12 11, 2021

Baltic Power to hold talks with suppliers about successive project stages

By |2021-11-09T23:23:04+01:00November 12th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Baltic Power, the vehicle responsible for the construction of PKN ORLEN and Northland Power’s first offshore wind farm, is arranging another meeting for potential contractors interested to join the supply chain for the project. Its participants will learn about detailed plans for each of the seven ‘installation packages’ making up the project implementation process. [...]

11 11, 2021

Cable laying for offshore wind grid connection in the Baltic Sea completed on schedule

By |2021-11-11T21:01:25+01:00November 11th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

50Hertz’s Ostwind 2 project reaches the next milestone. Around 170 kilometres of cable have been laid at sea and on land over the past months to connect two offshore wind farms to the German extra-high voltage grid. Now the last section of the submarine cable is being laid on schedule to complete the second of [...]

11 11, 2021

Baltic TSOs to establish the Baltic electricity system joint coordination centre

By |2021-11-09T21:59:43+01:00November 11th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Baltic electricity transmission system operators (TSO) Elering, AST (JSC “Augstsprieguma tīkls”) and Litgrid entered into an agreement to establish a Baltic Regional Coordination Centre (RCC) based in Tallinn and submitted a corresponding proposal to the competition authorities of the three countries. […]

10 11, 2021

Environmentally friendly offshore wind energy development. OCEaN Coalition makes recommendations

By |2021-11-10T11:00:42+01:00November 10th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) is a coalition of wind farm operators, transmission systems and environmental organizations that provides an open forum for discussion. The German working group presented six recommendations for the nature-friendly development of offshore wind energy. […]

10 11, 2021

MEP Jerzy Buzek for BalticWind.EU: The end does not justify the means!

By |2021-11-10T07:18:18+01:00November 10th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

The development of offshore wind energy in EU countries is associated with the need to speed up the issuance of permits for the construction of wind farms. The offshore wind industry has long stressed that the lack of fast and common procedures is one of the main bottlenecks that could prevent ambitious plans for [...]

9 11, 2021

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners will become more involved in offshore wind energy

By |2021-11-09T11:01:32+01:00November 9th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) fund plans to invest €100 billion in RES assets by 2030. Investor representatives argue that swift political action is needed to accelerate the pace of RES development and achieve the Paris Agreement targets. This is particularly important in the context of the ongoing COP26 climate summit. [...]

8 11, 2021

Ørsted Poland and Warsaw University of Technology to educate offshore wind energy specialists

By |2021-11-08T12:13:25+01:00November 8th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Ørsted Poland and Warsaw University of Technology signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation. The aim of the agreement is to educate future personnel for the offshore wind energy sector, and in the future – also to create a scholarship programme for the most promising students studying in this field. […]

8 11, 2021

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

By |2021-11-08T07:56:24+01:00November 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 [...]

3 11, 2021

WFO issues White Paper Insurability of Floating Offshore Wind

By |2021-11-02T20:32:07+01:00November 3rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) published its first White Paper Insurability of Floating Offshore Wind. The report is the result of one year’s worth of monthly discussions between participating WFO members during meetings of WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee on the topic of floating offshore wind insurability. […]

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