26 01, 2022

Poland launches another concession granting procedure for offshore wind

By |2022-01-26T06:01:05+01:00January 26th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On 21 January 2022, Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure published three announcements regarding new offshore wind energy concessions. Three additional offshore areas will soon be available to next operators. Some companies have communicated that they will not participate in the concession proceedings, while others have already confirmed their participation. […]

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 [...]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2021

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

By |2021-08-20T13:25:39+02:00August 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 [...]

18 08, 2021

Hydrogen electrolysis at sea. Germany consults the criteria for assessing marine projects

By |2021-08-18T09:26:45+02:00August 18th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On August 11, 2021, the German Ministry of Economy and Energy presented a draft regulation on the designation of other areas in the exclusive economic zone for energy production. This is about producing green hydrogen in Germany, where offshore wind power will play a major role. As we read on the website of the [...]

17 08, 2021

New offshore wind regulations in Poland may exclude foreign companies

By |2021-08-22T23:06:05+02:00August 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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