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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

29 11, 2021

Denmark and Lithuania discuss offshore wind energy development in Klaipeda

By |2021-11-29T11:10:59+01:00November 29th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Today in Klaipeda starts the”Offshore industry in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea: get ready for business”conference, which will bring together representatives of the offshore wind energy sector from Denmark and Lithuania, as well as parties interested in the development of the industry. According to Danish Ambassador to Lithuania [...]

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

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

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 [...]

17 11, 2021

WindEurope: Lithuanian offshore auction design proposals jeopardise the low-cost delivery of projects

By |2021-11-17T09:41:35+01:00November 17th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania is preparing its regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind in its waters. And new proposed auction rules have recently emerged in the Lithuanian Parliament which will jeopardise the delivery of projects at the lowest cost for society – WindEurope indicates in the press release. […]

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 [...]

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. […]

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. […]

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 [...]

4 11, 2021

Offshore wind, grids, environment – let’s talk about the future of the Baltic Sea at Electric City 2021

By |2021-11-05T11:17:23+01:00November 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

November will be the month to talk about wind energy in Europe. A conference organized by WindEurope, Electric City 2021 will be held in Copenhagen to discuss a new perspective on offshore wind development. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the role of the Baltic Sea in the development of the wind sector [...]

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 [...]

2 11, 2021

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

By |2021-11-02T08:09:52+01:00November 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 |2021-10-30T22:52:53+02:00October 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 [...]

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 |2021-10-20T06:00:27+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 windmills on the landscape as well as recreational and tourism potential. "We strongly disagree!" - Vaitkus stressed in the letter. Vaitkus' letter [...]

19 10, 2021

Finland should explore ways to improve competitiveness of offshore wind energy

By |2021-10-19T12:19:47+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 in [...]

15 10, 2021

We are analyzing business opportunities in terms of investments in the Polish offshore wind sector, states Michał Obiegała, BP

By |2021-10-15T14:15:57+02:00October 15th, 2021|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

In September we reported on BalticWind.EU that energy concern bp is interested in investing in the Polish offshore wind energy sector. This was communicated by Michał Obiegała, Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager and Legal Counsel at BP, during the Economic Forum in Karpacz. Today the representative of BP Poland answers [...]

15 10, 2021

Lithuania holds talks on construction of second offshore wind farm with capacity of 700 MW

By |2021-10-15T13:41:32+02:00October 15th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania Daiva Garbaliauskaitė attended the international conference “Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission” and a study visit to Denmark. During the event in Warsaw, she informed that the Ministry of Energy, together with the grid operator, is holding talks on the possibility of building a second offshore wind farm. [...]

14 10, 2021

Fugro’s seawatch lidar buoys to record wind measurements for offshore energy islands

By |2021-10-14T20:22:37+02:00October 14th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Fugro has secured a contract with Energinet to provide floating wind lidar measurements for what will be the world’s first offshore artificial energy island, which is being constructed for the Danish Government. Fugro will install and operate four SEAWATCH wind lidar buoys at two locations, Energioe Nordsoen and Energioe Baltic, that will act as [...]

13 10, 2021

Cloudberry wants to develop 2.5 GW wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-14T10:52:10+02:00October 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Nordic company Cloudberry is planning to strengthen its business portfolio in the area of offshore wind energy. The target of the independent developer is the Baltic Sea. The Nordic renewable energy producer has hired Charlotte Bergqvist, who will assist Cloudberry in exploring investment opportunities. Cloudberry is an Oslo-based company active in the renewable energy market [...]

12 10, 2021

A chance of cooperation between Lithuania and Poland in offshore wind? Ignitis and PKN Orlen talks in progress

By |2021-10-13T07:15:53+02:00October 12th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

On October 8 a ceremonial meeting of the Polish government and the PKN Orlen company with representatives of the Lithuanian government was held in Mažeikiai, Lithuania. A new investment of Orlen in the form of deep crude oil processing in the refinery was announced. On the occasion of the meeting the representatives of both sides [...]

12 10, 2021

Denmark considers new location for Hesselø offshore farm, Baltic Sea is among alternatives

By |2021-10-12T12:55:43+02:00October 12th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The Danish Energy Agency has launched an analysis of alternative areas for the Hesselø offshore wind farm, which will be built as part of the 2018 Danish Energy Agreement. Preliminary studies of the seabed have shown that the originally assumed area has a soft clay bottom. If the seabed is found to be completely [...]

11 10, 2021

Litgrid’s board approved the strategy. Plan is to connect 1.4 GW in offshore farms

By |2022-01-23T23:00:35+01:00October 11th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuanian electricity system operator, Litgrid, announced that the board of directors has approved the strategy for the development of the electricity transmission system. The plan is to evolve this strategic organization and integrate 4.9 GW of installed RES, including offshore wind, into the system. […]

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 [...]

7 10, 2021

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

By |2021-10-07T22:36:27+02:00October 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

Dillinger delivered 45,000 tons of heavy plates for Kriegers Flak project

By |2021-10-16T22:14:07+02:00October 6th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

September 6 proved to be a milestone for the Baltic Sea as the 604 MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm project was officially inaugurated. German steelmaker Dillinger boasted that it was the company that supplied the 45,000 tons of heavy plate needed for the monopiles used in the Kriegers Flak project. The popular Kriegers [...]

6 10, 2021

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

By |2021-10-06T11:20:19+02:00October 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

Windmill expansion in the Baltic Sea requires international cooperation on bird conservation

By |2021-10-05T11:53:01+02:00October 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 wind [...]

4 10, 2021

Green Investment Group takes over Kattegatt offshore farm project in Sweden

By |2021-10-05T22:26:08+02:00October 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 [...]

1 10, 2021

1.5 GW Skåne wind farm to be built in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-04T10:49:32+02:00October 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Danish wind industry tycoon Ørsted has plans to build a 1.5 GW Skåne offshore wind farm. It has already completed an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the project - documents are awaiting approval. The Skåne offshore wind farm will be located about 22 kilometers south of Skåne. The electricity will be able to cover [...]

30 09, 2021

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

By |2021-10-04T10:51:28+02:00September 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 |2021-09-30T09:30:36+02:00September 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 |2021-09-16T12:21:40+02:00September 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 [...]

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