8 08, 2022

The Republic of Estonia plans to build an electrical connection to the Gulf of Riga for an offshore wind farm

By |2022-08-08T09:14:42+02:00August 8th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On the 4th of August, the government of the Republic of Estonia decided to initiate a national designated spatial plan for building the electricity connection to the Gulf of Riga, so that the offshore wind farm of AS Eesti Energia can be connected to the main grid on land. “One of the main tasks [...]

17 07, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 22

By |2022-07-24T22:02:41+02:00July 17th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 22 of our weekly podcast, summarising the most important news of the week, is ready to listen. You can listen to the new episode of "This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes" on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. This podcast is prepared by especially for those who have little [...]

5 07, 2022

Baltic grid operators discuss winter energy demand

By |2022-07-05T08:36:13+02:00July 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

At the end of June in Tallinn, representatives of electricity system operators from the Baltic Sea region discussed energy production and demand during the winter. The situation is unique in the context of the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the countries cutting off Russian fossil fuel imports. […]

19 06, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 19

By |2022-07-14T12:40:06+02:00June 19th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 19 of our weekly podcast, summarising the most important news of the week, is ready to listen. You can listen to the new episode of "This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes" on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. This podcast is prepared by especially for those who have little [...]

8 06, 2022

Metsähallitus examines transmission line route connecting Korsnäs wind farm to mainland

By |2022-06-08T10:44:49+02:00June 8th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Finnish state-owned company Metsähallitus will soon begin field surveys for the Korsnäs offshore wind project as part of an upcoming environmental impact assessment (EIA). The surveys will help select the most suitable route for a coastal electricity transmission line to Finland’s electricity grid. […]

7 06, 2022

Baltic RCC began operations. The center will coordinate the development of electric power systems

By |2022-06-07T10:48:37+02:00June 7th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Baltic Regional Coordination Centre (Baltic RCC) has officially started operations in Tallinn. An executive was elected for this purpose. The purpose of the center will be to coordinate the planning of the development of electricity systems as well as some of the day-to-day activities of the operators to guarantee the security of electricity supply. [...]

6 06, 2022

Port of Klaipeda begins construction of infrastructure for offshore wind

By |2022-07-05T14:36:39+02:00June 6th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The port authority of the Lithuanian Port of Klaipėda have signed an investment agreement with Klaipėda Sea Cargo Company (Klasco). The agreement concerns the construction of port infrastructure necessary for the development of a planned offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Investment in infrastructure on the Smelte peninsula could amount to around €27 million. [...]

6 06, 2022

Rokas Masiulis: Litgrid as a transmission system operator has a very clear task in offshore wind development

By |2022-06-06T08:27:19+02:00June 6th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

Litgrid as the transmission system operator in Lithuania plays one of the key roles in the development of the energy system, including renewable energy sources. Lithuania has ambitions for the development of offshore wind energy and is trying to implement them successfully. About the role of Litgrid in the process [...]

3 06, 2022

Kacper Kostrzewa, OW: The meeting on 9th of June is meant to be a conversation and answer specific questions from suppliers

By |2022-06-04T12:01:49+02:00June 3rd, 2022|OPINIONS|

Ocean Winds - one of the world's largest offshore developers - will hold a Suppliers Day for potential suppliers of services and components for offshore wind farms in Poland on 9 June 2022 in a hybrid format. It is an opportunity for Ocean Winds to show its key position on the Polish market and answer [...]

2 06, 2022

Offshore wind turbines will be larger and more economical than predicted

By |2022-06-05T17:23:41+02:00June 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) research center leaned into offshore wind technology development. It has grown significantly in recent years. Leading industry experts predict that wind farms (onshore and offshore) will be much higher and more economical in 2035 than originally predicted. Forecasts of wind technology development are crucial for developers of [...]

31 05, 2022

Wind energy – way to energy independence of Ukraine

By |2022-05-31T06:01:48+02:00May 31st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

During this year’s edition of the most important event of the wind energy sector, WindEurope Bilbao 2022, we could not miss a discussion on the war in Ukraine and its impact on the energy sector. The European wind industry stands in solidarity with Ukraine, especially the energy sector. Dynamically changing [...]

25 05, 2022

Estonia to start processing 20 applications for permits to build offshore wind farms

By |2022-05-25T14:34:50+02:00May 25th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) has announced that it will start the procedure of analyzing applications for construction permits for 20 offshore wind farms. On May 12, the Estonian government passed the Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan, which gives TTJA the opportunity to carry out procedures for [...]

12 05, 2022

RWE begins a dialogue with companies about F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm

By |2022-05-12T09:38:51+02:00May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

RWE invites Polish companies to a dialogue about the construction of the offshore wind farm F.E.W. Baltic II. In the first stage, the talks will concern the supply of services and components for the onshore substation of the F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm. The general contractor of the substation, GE Power / PILE Elbud, [...]

11 05, 2022

Poland to reassess the potential of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea. The report will be presented this fall

By |2022-05-11T16:09:53+02:00May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Experts from Ramboll, KP Consulting, Gdynia Maritime Institute and Gdynia Maritime University, within a jointly formed consortium, will prepare a report on electricity production potential of offshore wind farms located in Polish Baltic Sea areas. A vision for the sector's development until 2050 will also be presented. The study will be released in October 2022. [...]

11 05, 2022

Norwegian Deep Wind Offshore starts up in Sweden

By |2022-05-11T08:34:12+02:00May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Norwegian company, Deep Wind Offshore recognizes massive potential and great opportunities in the Swedish offshore wind market and is establishing its own company in Sweden.  The aim is to promote and create local jobs and work with local suppliers to build a strong and robust supply chain for offshore wind industry. In the first phase, [...]

9 05, 2022

Seaports in Hamburg and Klaipeda establish cooperation

By |2022-05-09T12:30:49+02:00May 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 [...]

4 05, 2022

SWEA: Permitting phase includes 67 TWh of offshore wind potential

By |2022-05-04T11:28:52+02:00May 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

According to the Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA), a total of 67 TWh of offshore wind power is in the permitting phase. Projects for which permit applications are currently pending could be commissioned in as little as six years, but then the permitting processes will need to be streamlined and coordinated, the Swedish industry organization [...]

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 [...]

25 04, 2022

N-Sea completes environmental baseline survey for Södra Midsjöbanken offshore wind farm

By |2022-04-25T08:45:30+02:00April 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

RWE Renewables is currently developing the 1600MW Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Södra Midsjöbanken located in the southern Baltic Sea. N-Sea, along with their partner Ocean Ecology, were contracted for late season provision of vessel, equipment, and personnel to perform a geophysical site survey and environmental baseline survey, as well as [...]

21 04, 2022

2022 possibly a record year for offshore wind in Europe

By |2022-04-21T12:10:34+02:00April 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

According to estimates by an energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy, offshore wind capacity additions in Europe will break records in 2022. The dynamics will be driven mainly by offshore wind development in the UK. The projects in the Baltic Sea will be visible on the European offshore [...]

20 04, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |2022-04-20T12:31:40+02:00April 20th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On April 13, the Lithuanian government approved amendments to legislation drafted by the Ministry of Energy to accelerate the development of RES in Lithuania. The new legislation removes the bureaucracy and excessive restrictions on photovoltaic and wind power plants and encourages the formation of energy communities, the department says. [...]

18 04, 2022

Easter Package will accelerate offshore wind development in Germany

By |2022-04-18T09:00:52+02:00April 18th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

At the beginning of April, the German government adopted the so-called Easter Package at the request of Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck. This is the largest change to the country’s energy policy regulations in decades. According to the premise, the Easter Package [...]

15 04, 2022

Nature surveys for Korsnäs offshore wind farm will start in spring

By |2022-04-15T11:10:34+02:00April 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Metsähallitus is a state-owned company that manages one-third of Finland’s land and water areas. The Finnish entity has announced that the onshore and offshore nature surveys needed for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Korsnäs offshore wind farm will start in the spring. Wind measurements will also continue on [...]

15 04, 2022

Energy island at Bornholm to support local production of Power-to-X fuels

By |2022-04-15T05:42:40+02:00April 15th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The international consortium Bornholm Bunker Hub is launching a process to find partners and customers seeking to accelerate decarbonisation and refuel vessels with sustainable fuels. Local production of Power-to-X fuel is achievable when the Energy Island at Bornholm is established around 2030 with at least 2 GW of offshore wind [...]

14 04, 2022

H-BLIX: Construction of 1 GW in offshore wind turbines in Poland could generate 4,000 jobs

By |2022-04-14T12:00:37+02:00April 14th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

H-BLIX is an independent onshore and offshore wind consulting firm with offices in, amongst others, the Netherlands or Poland. The center reported on Linkedin that according to its latest calculations, the rate of local content at 25 percent, the development and construction of an offshore wind farm with a capacity [...]

14 04, 2022

Simply Blue Group wants to develop floating technologies in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea

By |2022-04-14T13:52:39+02:00April 14th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A blue economy developer Simply Blue, based in Cork, Ireland, is one of the pioneers of floating wind technology and blue economy solutions. The investor has applied to the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure for a concession of the offshore wind 60.E.4 location, which is currently the deepest area in the [...]

7 04, 2022

Sweden accelerates wind energy development – the government presents a package of solutions

By |2022-04-08T08:49:46+02:00April 7th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government has presented a package of solutions for accelerating the development of wind energy. Wind turbines for Sweden are intended to be a source of cheap and green electricity. The package consists of four decisions aimed at meeting increased electricity demand and strengthening Sweden’s energy security through wind [...]

6 04, 2022

GWEC: Wind industry needs a political breakthrough

By |2022-04-06T09:49:55+02:00April 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to the latest Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report, the wind industry noted its second best year in terms of new installed capacity. Experts estimate that scaling up development to realize climate neutrality requires a breakthrough in national policies. […]

6 04, 2022

Demand for workers in German offshore wind sector is growing rapidly

By |2022-04-06T06:00:32+02:00April 6th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Accelerated offshore wind development pleases the German business, but it is a major challenge for the industry. Companies in the supply sector need to take steps to upskill current employees and provide necessary training. These are the conclusions of the Institute for Trend and Market Research wind:research, which presents data on the wind energy [...]

4 04, 2022

German shipyards will be the determinant of offshore wind development in Germany

By |2022-04-04T08:39:02+02:00April 4th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

More than 40 senior representatives from politics, trade unions, business, and science discussed the role of the shipyard in the development of offshore wind energy at the MV Werften site in Rostock-Warnemünde. The development of the offshore wind sector in Germany will depend on the health of the maritime industry, [...]

1 04, 2022

OFFSHOREWIND4KIDS enters the educational journey for the youngest in Germany

By |2022-03-29T18:48:33+02:00April 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 [...]

31 03, 2022

Litgrid: We are preparing for integration of offshore wind into the Lithuanian grid

By |2022-03-29T23:00:32+02:00March 31st, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Lithuania’s electricity transmission system operator has summarized 2021 and published a set of financial statements. Litgrid reports that they have successfully met their targets for electricity supply reliability and strategic project execution. Litgrid is also preparing for the integration of offshore farms that will appear in the Baltic Sea. [...]

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