25 11, 2022

Polish offshore farms to be secured against terrorist attacks

By |November 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Potential threats to offshore wind farms, ways to protect them, and legal aspects of the security of operation of these facilities are the subject of the analysis "Protection of energy infrastructure in the aspect of offshore wind energy development in Polish maritime areas", authored by Lieutenant Commander Tomasz Chyła, MSc, Eng., an expert at the [...]

24 11, 2022

Fraunhofer IWES: Successful measuring campaign for 50Hertz in the Baltic Sea

By |November 24th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Sassnitz, November 2022. The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES has successfully completed a boulder detection campaign off the coast of the island of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea on behalf of 50Hertz. In order to allow efficient planning of the grid operator’s new offshore platform seismic measuring techniques have been employed to [...]

22 11, 2022

Acceleration of clean and just transition to renewable energy needed to meet COP27 agreements

By |November 22nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed on November 20th with an agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters. “This outcome moves us forward” said Simon Stiell, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary. “We have determined a way forward on a decades-long conversation on funding for loss [...]

18 11, 2022

WindEurope: EU countries’ offshore spatial plans will allow the generation of 220 GW of offshore wind power

By |November 18th, 2022|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

EU countries have earmarked around 52,000 km2 for wind energy development, as shown in WindEurope's analysis of offshore spatial plans. Such an area, if fully utilized, will allow the installation of 220 GW of wind power. Among the leaders are Belgium and Germany, which together want to allocate 15% of their territorial waters for wind [...]

17 11, 2022

Lucas Bryk: Neopolia shows how to integrate and strengthen regional resources for offshore wind development

By |November 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Poland's offshore wind power industry, while thriving, is still at an early stage of development. The Polish Energy Policy until 2040, adopted last year, assumes that offshore wind farms will be one of the foundations of a new, zero-carbon energy sector in Poland. This process requires a clear and long-term strategy, cooperation and partnership with [...]

17 11, 2022

PWEA: Poland’s potential in the Baltic is 33 GW

By |November 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Poland’s offshore wind potential is 33 GW, according to estimates from the Offshore Wind Poland conference. The new PWEA report also indicates 20 new areas in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea, including 18 in the exclusive economic zone and two in the territorial sea. If the Baltic's total potential is exploited, offshore wind [...]

17 11, 2022

Frédéric Billet: Launching offshore wind projects is a big challenge for the country and its economy as a whole

By |November 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Development of offshore wind energy in Poland is the path to green, cheap energy, which will help greatly to ensure energy security and reduce the risk of energy poverty. Such a process requires long-term strategies, partnerships with the local community and collaboration with trusted partners. We have seen great examples of such collaboration in France. [...]

15 11, 2022

Estonian government: we aim to expedite development of renewable energy

By |November 15th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Estonian government approved activities designed to streamline the transition to the use of renewable energy at cabinet meeting on November 10th. The country has set itself the goal of producing as much renewable electricity by 2030 as its total annual consumption. The accelerated development of renewable energy will focus on wind power, with the government [...]

15 11, 2022

FWPA: over 13 GW offshore wind planned in Finland

By |November 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association’s (FWPA) half-year review of wind power projects, in addition to onshore wind power, potential offshore wind power areas are also of interest to project operators. There are currently 13 offshore wind power projects planned, with a total output of nearly 13,500 megawatts. More than 3,200 MW more offshore [...]

13 11, 2022

Linklaters: The wind of change for the Polish energy sector is blowing strongly from the Baltic Sea

By |November 13th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

For Poland, the Baltic has always been a window to the world. Today, it is also an opportunity for Poland to become independent from coal-based energy through the development of offshore wind energy in the Polish exclusive economic zone. This new industry could become the flywheel of the Polish energy transition, so necessary today. Stable [...]

11 11, 2022

Baltic Sea Transmission System Operators prepare to manage risks on electricity adequacy

By |November 11th, 2022|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

The leaders of the Baltic Sea electricity transmission system operators met in Helsinki on 2nd of November to discuss the energy crisis in Europe and the electricity adequacy of the region.  The transmission system operators of the Baltic Sea region actively cooperate and share information on the security and the electricity supply situation in the [...]

9 11, 2022

Jakub Budzynski, PTMEW: Poland as offshore industry hub for the Baltic region

By |November 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

Polish industry has a great opportunity to permanently strengthen its position in global supply chains of the offshore wind energy sector. We are already a leader in the Baltic. The key to seizing this opportunity is to build competence, develop cooperation within a technical dialogue between specific sectors and companies - says Jakub Budzyński, Vice [...]

8 11, 2022

Mike Crawley, CEO Northland Power: One of the big drivers of growth will be the energy security concern

By |November 8th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, OPINIONS, POLAND|

We spoke with Mike Crawley, CEO of Northland Power, on the occasion of his visit to Poland in October, during which the selection of Vestas turbines for the Baltic Power project and the construction of an installation terminal in Świnoujście were announced. The Canadian company he heads is one of the most experienced developers of [...]

4 11, 2022

GWO: Wind Limited Access Standard released

By |November 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) released the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.  The standard consists of two, three-and-a-half hour modules. [...]

3 11, 2022

Ilmatar begins comprehensive seabed survey for 2.1 GW offshore wind energy project north of Åland

By |November 3rd, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Finnish energy company Ilmatar is starting a technical survey of the seabed over an area of 600 square kilometres north of Åland. The planned wind farm is intended to be connected to both Sweden and Finland and is projected to supply around 10 per cent of Finland’s annual electricity consumption. – This is the operational launch of Ilmatar’s investment [...]

3 11, 2022

Border consultation for Utposten 2 wind farm

By |November 3rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

Svea Wind Offshore, a Swedish RES developer, is launching consultations as part of the border-setting process for the Utposten 2 wind farm.  A meeting organised by Svea Wind Offshore will take place in Gävle on 21-22 November. The meeting in Gävle will include a general presentation of the project and information on the planned activities, [...]

2 11, 2022

Offshore Wind Poland conference on 16-17 November in Warsaw

By |November 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Offshore wind energy will accelerate significantly in the coming decades. It will be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sectors, especially in Poland. Poland could become the largest offshore wind market in the Baltic Sea with up to 28 GW of capacity. Experts will discuss how to exploit the potential of offshore wind farms [...]

28 10, 2022

WWF and Ørsted in new global partnership to unite action on climate and ocean biodiversity

By |October 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

A pioneering new partnership between WWF and Ørsted aims to advance offshore wind deployment that enhances ocean biodiversity, and drive a global shift towards addressing climate and biodiversity goals together. Climate change is accelerating biodiversity loss, as crucial ecosystems and wildlife are hit hard by the impacts of a warming world. The ocean already plays [...]

27 10, 2022

Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm joint project location revealed

By |October 27th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Today, the Estonian Government confirmed the location of the ELWIND joint Estonian-Latvian offshore wind energy project in the Estonian maritime area. Based on studies and analyses, the most suitable development area for the joint project in Estonian waters is the sea area west of the Sõrve peninsula. "Estonia's offshore wind energy is an untapped potential [...]

26 10, 2022

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners join forces to develop approx. 5.2 GW of offshore wind in Denmark

By |October 26th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a partnership to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark across four projects – 3 GW of which are in the Baltic Sea. The partnership can accelerate the green transformation greatly, create value in the offshore wind industry, strengthen value- and job creation, and create [...]

25 10, 2022

Lithuanian government approves requirements for prospective offshore wind park developers

By |October 25th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Last week, the Government of Lithuania approved the requirements for prospective offshore wind park developers to participate in next year’s tender. The Government decision confirmed the requirements for tender participants’ financial capacity and experience in carrying out projects of this kind, as well as obligations to contribute to environmental protection and the well-being of the [...]

25 10, 2022

Ocean Winds was awarded a positive environmental decision for the BC-Wind offshore wind farm

By |October 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Ocean Winds, an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, received for its BC-Wind project in the Baltic Sea a so-called “Environmental Decision” that successfully completed the environmental impact assessment process. The decision was taken by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in Gdańsk, Poland, [...]

24 10, 2022

Baltic Power met for the third time with companies interested in participating in the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm

By |October 24th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

More than 400 people from 215 companies met at the Baltic Power Supply Chain Meeting 2022 in Sopot. The third edition of the Baltic Power conference focused on the key suppliers, who presented the scopes of the planned works, the schedules for their execution and the areas in which they are looking for Polish suppliers. [...]

24 10, 2022

Lithuanian government strengthens communication of first offshore wind farm

By |October 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

"Offshore Wind Park" is a strategic investment of Lithuania. Implementation will significantly increase the country's energy security by reducing the country's dependence on energy imports. The Ministry of Energy has just launched a page where it presents the most important information about the project. In one place you can find, among other things, the status [...]

21 10, 2022

Pomeranian Centre for Offshore Energy Competence is developing cooperation with Polenergia and Equinor Polska

By |October 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Rumia Invest Park is setting up a Pomeranian Centre for Offshore Energy Competence on the city's premises, where those wishing to do so will gain the training necessary to work in the offshore industry. The leaders of the offshore wind energy sector, Polenergia Group and Equinor Poland, have just joined the initiative.  
The meeting, during [...]

20 10, 2022

Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with Environmental Decision for Connection Infrastructure

By |October 20th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdansk issued a decision on the environmental conditions for the connection infrastructure, i.e. the transport of the produced power from Baltica  Offshore Wind Farm, Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, to be implemented in two stages.  This allows the project’s investors – PGE and Ørsted – to continue the [...]

20 10, 2022

The Danish Energy Agency invites to a supplementary hearing regarding Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm

By |October 20th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, REGULATORY|

Supplementary 5-weeks public hearing on the sea-based part of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). The signatory parties of the Climate Agreement on green electricity and heat of 25 June 2022 have decided to move Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm to a more southern location (light-green area in the above [...]

19 10, 2022

OCEaN: Speed up offshore wind and grid development with robust and timely Maritime Spatial Planning

By |October 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

At a joint conference on nature positive offshore energy infrastructure hosted by Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and WindEurope, the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) confirmed that it is possible to speed up offshore wind and related electricity grid deployment while protecting and restoring nature. Offshore wind and related electricity grid infrastructure are imperative [...]

19 10, 2022

Swedish Wind Energy Association: In the Tidö Agreement, the government should ensure technology neutrality and a level playing field

By |October 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

On 14 October, Daniel Badman, VD/CEO of the Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Vindenergi), commented on the Tidö Agreement presented by the Moderate Coalition Party (Moderaterna), Christian Democrats, Liberals and Sweden Democrats. The political agreement is the basis for a deal that allows the formation of a government after the September parliamentary elections.  According to [...]

18 10, 2022

OFFSHORE Career Day 2022 in Gdańsk – Catch the big fish!

By |October 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The first edition of the OFFSHORE Career Day at Gdańsk University of Technology is coming up. The event will be a possibility to talk to representatives of many companies about choosing a career path in the renewable energy sector.  The organisers of the event invite students and graduates, as well as those interested in offshore [...]

18 10, 2022

PGE Group chooses the port of Ustka as servicing hub for offshore projects

By |October 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

An operations and maintenance base for PGE Group and Offshore Wind Energy Competence Center’s  offshore wind farms will be established in the port of Ustka. PGE Baltica, which implements the PGE Group's offshore programme, has presented plans for the development of the port’s area for offshore projects. The decision to establish our future operations and [...]

17 10, 2022

BEMIP: Milestones for the BALTIC SEA offshore development – countries of the region are to agree capacity goals by January 2023

By |October 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Member states of the Baltic Sea region are supposed to agree their capacity goals for offshore renewable energy for 2030-2040-2050 by 24 January 2023 to enable the EU transmission operators’ network to devise a plan for the development of the strategic integrated offshore grid. The deadline is close, and the European Network of Transmission Operators [...]

13 10, 2022

Baltic Power project driving new investments

By |October 13th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Poland’s first installation terminal to be located in Świnoujście and a turbine factory to be built by Vestas in Szczecin are two new investment projects now afoot in connection with the Baltic Power offshore wind farm.  The joint venture project between the ORLEN Group and Northland Power will require 76 state-of-the-art 15 MW turbines from [...]

13 10, 2022

Copenhagen GWO Training & Safety Forum: Workshops on the Entry Level Wind Technician Framework

By |October 13th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Human capital is an essential and key element in both the construction and operation of offshore and onshore wind farms. The industry is rapidly growing and skilled workers are still in short supply. On 4th October 2022 Global Wind Organisation held its Training & Safety Forum in GWO headquarters in Copenhagen. The meeting aimed to [...]

12 10, 2022

Siemens Gamesa turbine prototype set a 24-hour world record

By |October 12th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

  Siemens Gamesa has recently announced that their SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine prototype, which is the world's largest in operation, has set a new world record. The prototype turbine produced 359 megawatt-hours within a 24-hour time period, which according to Siemens Gamesa, is comparable with energy needed to drive 1.8 million kilometers in [...]

10 10, 2022

The Land and Environmental Court in Sweden rejects the application for offshore wind power within Gävle municipality

By |October 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The Land and Environmental Court in Östersund has informed on the 5th of October that it has rejected Utposten 2's application for a permit for offshore wind power within Gävle municipality. We have reported on the Utposten 2 project here. This is because the applicant did not meet the requirements of the Environmental Code for [...]

10 10, 2022

Baltic Windustry: business and science coming together to build offshore in Poland

By |October 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Opportunities and benefits of cooperation between universities and the offshore wind industry was the main theme of the Baltic Windustry Conference, which was held on 8 September 2022 in Gdansk, Poland. The main focus of the meeting organized by the Offshore Wind Energy Center of Gdańsk University of Technology and the Polish Wind Energy Association [...]

9 09, 2022

Baltic Power signs contracts for the construction, supply and installation of offshore substations and wind farm foundations

By |September 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Baltic Power has signed contracts for the construction, supply and installation of offshore substations and foundations for a wind farm located in the Baltic Sea. According to the agreement, some of the components necessary for the foundation of the towers for the turbines will be manufactured in Poland. Later this year, Baltic Power will contract [...]

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 [...]

2 11, 2021

Offshore wind energy at COP26 climate summit

By |November 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 [...]

2 11, 2021

PGE and Ørsted reach agreement on support level for Baltica offshore wind farm

By |November 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

The investment partners involved in the construction of the Baltica offshore wind farm have started individual negotiations with the European Commission, concerning the determination of an individual price in the differential contract for both stages of the project – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. PGE and Ørsted expect a decision [...]

29 10, 2021

Lina Kinning, SWEA: The transparent and open dialogue will be crucial in Swedish offshore grid development

By |October 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government announced in October that electricity system operator Svenska Kraftnät would be tasked with developing the offshore transmission grid in connection with plans to develop offshore wind power. Lina Kinning, offshore energy and European policy expert at the Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA), in a commentary for BalticWind.EU [...]

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 [...]

6 10, 2021

Skepast&Puhkim to prepare environmental impact assessment for Liivi wind farm

By |October 6th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia has announced that work has begun on the environmental impact assessment of the Liivi offshore wind farm, which will be built in the waters of the Gulf of Riga. A consulting firm Skepast&Puhkim is responsible for preparing the assessment. The Liivi offshore wind farm will be located about 10 km [...]

5 10, 2021

Wind turbines expansion in the Baltic Sea requires international cooperation on bird conservation

By |October 5th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

BirdLife International, a global federation of organizations dedicated to the conservation of wild bird species, has prepared a complex study on the impact of offshore wind farms on bird populations in the Baltic and North Seas. The key is marine spatial planning, based on scientific research and expert knowledge. The report „Impact of offshore [...]

4 10, 2021

Green Investment Group takes over Kattegatt offshore farm project in Sweden

By |October 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Leading renewable energy developer Green Investment Group (GIG), has acquired the rights to the Kattegatt offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Falkenberg Municipality in the Halland region of Sweden. Green Investment Group, owned by investment giant Macquarie, has acquired the rights to the Kattegatt offshore wind farm from investor Agrivind AB. The [...]

30 09, 2021

Obstacles on Polish way to 11 GW offshore wind energy (RELATION)

By |September 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU was an institutional patron of the 7th Energy Congress organised by the think-tank DISE Energy. Our representative, Managing Director Paweł Wróbel, together with industry representatives and experts from the offshore wind sector, discussed the development of offshore wind energy in Poland. They all agreed that the road to the planned 11 GW is [...]

29 09, 2021

Wind Denmark calls for green energy policy plan

By |September 29th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Danish wind energy association Wind Denmark presented a series of proposals to accelerate the expansion of wind and solar power at the Vindtræf 2021 industry conference. Denmark needs huge amounts of energy from RES to meet its growing electricity demand by 2030. "Wind Denmark estimates that 70-110 billion kWh of electricity will be needed in [...]

16 09, 2021

Giles Dickson: Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal is a great example of government-industry collaboration

By |September 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

On 15 September, representatives of the Polish government, business, companies, financial and research institutions signed a sector deal on offshore wind energy. The agreement is to become the basis for building a new industry in Poland. Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO, said a few words about this initiative in a special [...]

19 08, 2021

Experts from Société Générale to advise PGE on financing the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 farms

By |August 19th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish state-owned company PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna has selected a financial advisor to arrange and obtain financing for the construction of the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind farms. It is the French investment bank Société Générale. The selection of the financial advisor was carried out on the basis of the Polish [...]

17 08, 2021

New offshore wind regulations in Poland may exclude foreign companies

By |August 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The Polish media reached the unofficial version of the ordinance of the Minister of Infrastructure on the assessment of applications submitted in the adjudication proceedings regarding, among others, the requirements that must be met by companies investing in offshore wind farms in Poland. The new regulations may exclude foreign and private concerns from investing [...]

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