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 [...]

20 05, 2022

Baltic Power seeks services and equipment supplier to build offshore wind farm

By |2022-05-20T13:49:45+02:00May 20th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Investor Baltic Power, implementing a joint project of offshore wind farm construction between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power, invites to pre-qualify for tenders for services and equipment used in the construction of an offshore wind farm in Poland. First, prequalifications will be conducted and then the interested entities will be invited to the [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

28 03, 2022

Sweden’s climate policy framework must be a “plan to accelerate action”

By |2022-03-28T08:20:42+02:00March 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Swedish Climate Policy Council presented the latest edition of its annual report assessing the effectiveness of the government’s climate change efforts to the Minister for Climate and the Environment, Annika Strandhäll. According to experts, there is a need for better coordination of the activities of state bodies and greater efficiency [...]

25 03, 2022

Latvia will increase energy independence, less bureaucracy for wind projects is predicted

By |2022-03-25T12:51:57+01:00March 25th, 2022|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Latvia plans to implement new regulations that will accelerate the pace of development of wind farm projects. The government’s plans were announced by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Artūrs Toms Plešs, during a press briefing on March 21. A special law will be drafted for this purpose. [...]

24 03, 2022

BASREHRT – Sweden and Baltic countries hold roundtable talks on RES and hydrogen

By |2022-03-24T10:04:19+01:00March 24th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

There is no longer any doubt that wind energy in the Baltic Sea region will play a key role in the development of green hydrogen production. Recently, the BASREHRT project – the Baltic Sea Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Experts Roundtable – was launched. It is a platform for cooperation in [...]

23 03, 2022

Latvia rejects Ørsted’s wind project, the government wants to look for ELWIND site

By |2022-03-23T17:49:52+01:00March 23rd, 2022|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Latvian government has decided to reject an application from Danish RES developer Ørsted, in cooperation with Estonian partner Eesti Energia, related to the construction and location of an offshore wind farm in Latvian waters. The decision is driven by the need to find a suitable location for the Latvian-Estonian [...]

22 03, 2022

New WindSeeG project – industry submits comments, wind energy development momentum needed

By |2022-04-08T09:00:40+02:00March 22nd, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Germany is currently working on a draft offshore wind energy law (WindSeeG). The Federal Association of Wind Farm Operators Offshore (BWO) has submitted comments and recommendations to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action on measures to accelerate offshore wind development. […]

21 03, 2022

Poland has started work on the implementation of Sector Deal premise for offshore wind energy

By |2022-04-08T09:16:00+02:00March 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

In September 2021, the Polish government and the offshore wind industry signed the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal for offshore wind development in Poland. The main objective of the groundbreaking document is to maximize the local content of wind turbines development in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. In March, [...]

14 03, 2022

Pomerania and Bremen are discussing the potential of regional cooperation in offshore wind

By |2022-03-15T08:40:26+01:00March 14th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, POLAND|

In March, a virtual meeting was held between representatives of the Pomeranian Platform for the Development of Offshore Wind Energy, the city of Bremen, and the German WAB cluster based in Bremerhaven. Participants agreed that development of offshore wind energy is a great opportunity for cooperation between Pomerania Region in [...]

11 03, 2022

Polish opening of the Baltic Sea to floating wind farms

By |2022-04-08T09:17:10+02:00March 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Floating wind farms (so called “floating wind”) are one of the main directions of development of this sector. Also in the case of the Baltic Sea, investors more and more often indicate the potential lying in this technology, especially in places where due to the bottom characteristics and depth level the application of floating farms [...]

9 03, 2022

ZE PAK considers using energy from offshore wind turbines to produce hydrogen

By |2022-04-08T09:38:28+02:00March 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

ZE PAK, a Polish company associated with the coal-fired power sector in Poland, has ambitious plans to transform its portfolio towards green energy. The company also wants to get involved in the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. The energy from wind turbines will be used to produce, among others, green hydrogen, [...]

7 03, 2022

Construction of installation terminal for offshore wind farms in Gdansk to be completed in 2025

By |2022-03-07T14:20:37+01:00March 7th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On 1 March 2022, Poland's Council of Ministers adopted a resolution amending the offshore wind farm installation terminal regulations. Originally, the government wanted to carry out the investment in Gdynia, but eventually decided on Gdansk. The new resolution was submitted by the Ministry of Infrastructure. The installation terminal is to be built in the Port [...]

26 02, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 4

By |2022-02-26T15:57:41+01:00February 26th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 4 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 [...]

25 02, 2022

Ocean Winds: We have submitted 9 applications for new offshore wind farm sites in Poland

By |2022-04-19T20:21:30+02:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

The Baltic Sea is becoming increasingly popular among foreign investors. The Baltic Sea is seen as a body of water offering opportunities for the development of offshore wind farms based on floating wind platforms. We ask Ocean Winds about their plans for the Baltic Sea. The company informed us that on 14 February 2022, ENGIE [...]

24 02, 2022

Poland changes plans – installation port to be built in Gdansk instead of Gdynia

By |2022-02-24T12:43:28+01:00February 24th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The fate of the offshore wind energy installation terminal in Poland has been in question for over a year. There was even a resolution on this issue in 2021, but in the list of legislation works of the Polish government a new resolution appeared, which this time locates the installation port in Poland in Gdansk, [...]

24 02, 2022

Ignitis Group: The offshore wind as a huge opportunity

By |2022-02-24T09:21:03+01:00February 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the energy transformation of the European Union. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy, and Ignitis Group is interested in its development. We asked the company about specific plans. The company commentary was published in our quarterly report LITHUANIA Q4 2021. […]

19 02, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 3

By |2022-02-19T11:56:25+01:00February 19th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 3 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 [...]

16 02, 2022

Morten Petersen: The offshore renewables strategy will help to fulfill large CO2 reductions

By |2022-02-18T13:04:57+01:00February 16th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

During the February 2022 plenary session, Parliament voted on an own-initiative report on the EU offshore renewable energy strategy, as prepared and adopted by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. This constitutes Parliament’s response to the Commission’s strategy paper on the subject, adopted in November 2020 as part of [...]

16 02, 2022

Synchronization of Lithuania’s system with the European continental grid will expand RES development opportunities

By |2022-02-19T10:22:51+01:00February 16th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, said it is receiving an increasing number of requests from developers to investigate the possibility of connecting new wind or solar power plants to the transmission grid. The operator argues that Litgrid’s preparations for the synchronization process and other system development projects will [...]

15 02, 2022

First foundations for hydrogen era in Lithuania are being laid

By |2022-02-15T13:15:45+01:00February 15th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Lithuania is preparing a national map of hydrogen technology development. The Ministry of Energy of Lithuania informs that after a comprehensive analysis, independent foreign experts, working with Lithuanian institutions and companies, will present possible solutions for the hydrogen value chain. This is an opportunity to implement green hydrogen production technology [...]

15 02, 2022

Urtė Daškevičiūtė: The most important is the clarity and transparency in the offshore tendering processes 

By |2022-02-15T08:56:00+01:00February 15th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

While some developers in the wind energy sector have a lot of experience with onshore wind parks, they lack experience with offshore wind parks. For this reason, local companies cooperate with foreign companies in order to make the best use of local market knowledge and offshore wind industry experience – [...]

11 02, 2022

A tender for conducting further geotechnical research for the offshore wind farm Baltica has been launched

By |2022-02-11T18:53:14+01:00February 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish company PGE and the Danish company Ørsted are preparing for the third stage of geotechnical research. They will allow detailed verification of seabed soil conditions for the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a capacity of up to 2.5 GW. Previous phases of the study have [...]

11 02, 2022

Chantiers de l’Atlantique will design and install an offshore substation for F.E.W. Baltic II

By |2022-02-11T09:50:41+01:00February 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies in offshore wind, is further progressing with developing F.E.W. Baltic II, one of the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE selected Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of the French company Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for engineering, procuring, [...]

10 02, 2022

Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska: We want to be a leader of offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-02-10T12:01:08+01:00February 10th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, POLAND|

PKN Orlen has big aspirations to develop offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea, not only in Poland. -The potential of the Baltic states’ markets is over 20 GW and, of course, if there are such opportunities, we will be interested in being present on the Latvian and Estonian markets. [...]

10 02, 2022

Polish investors fight for further offshore wind concessions in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-02-10T06:02:06+01:00February 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish Ministry of Infrastructure has launched further administrative procedures related to the granting of concessions for new offshore wind sites in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. In particular, the rivalry between the two largest companies - PKN Orlen and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, which are already developing the first offshore farms in [...]

7 02, 2022

NABU: German marine zoning plan to the detriment of nature conservation

By |2022-02-07T14:11:11+01:00February 7th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

January 26 this year, The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has unveiled the first draft of a new Site Development Plan (FEP). The document regulates offshore wind energy development in Germany. Environmental organization NABU is concerned about increased conservation conflict and is calling for adjustments to protect endangered seabirds [...]

4 02, 2022

The Gulf of Bothnia has the potential to become the most important hydrogen cluster in Scandinavia

By |2022-02-04T01:38:17+01:00February 4th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Researchers at Finland’s LUT University of Applied Sciences, commissioned by St1 and Fortum, have mapped the conditions necessary for electricity production in the Perämeri region. The region has great potential to become a center for carbon-free steel, fuel, and chemical production. This development will require a significant increase in wind [...]

4 02, 2022

A thaw coming in Germany’s offshore wind energy? Several questions remain unanswered

By |2022-02-04T01:22:30+01:00February 4th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

In January 2022, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) presented first concrete plans at a meeting with representatives of the offshore wind industry. Managing Director of the industry organization BWO, Stefan Thimm, comments that this is a positive development, that the industry did not dare to [...]

2 02, 2022

Ørsted to launch H2RES electrolyzer demonstrator in the first half of 2022

By |2022-02-02T15:52:33+01:00February 2nd, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Danish energy company Ørsted said in its latest 2021 report that the 2 MW H2RES electrolyzer demonstrator, which uses energy from offshore wind farms, will be activated in the first half of 2022. In May 2021, Dan Jørgensen, Denmark's The Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities , led the ceremony of laying a [...]

31 01, 2022

The European Union will support the second phase of projects within the framework of synchronization of the Baltic States

By |2022-01-31T14:00:54+01:00January 31st, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN|

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) coordination committee has positively assessed and approved the application submitted by the transmission system operators from the Baltic countries – Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland. The financial aid will reach 170 million euros. […]

31 01, 2022

Next companies join the race for new offshore wind concessions in Poland

By |2022-01-31T21:25:34+01:00January 31st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

We reported on BalticWind.EU that on 21 January 2022, Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure published three announcements regarding new concessions for offshore wind energy. Several companies have declared their will to take part in the proceedings, others have already submitted applications. Competition in the Polish Baltic Sea area is intensifying. [...]

26 01, 2022

Marco Nix: Offshore hubs and hybrid wind projects could lead the way towards an increasingly growing meshed offshore grid

By |2022-04-08T09:31:59+02:00January 26th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS|

Electricity grid operators play a key role in offshore wind development. The future of wind turbines in European seas depends on the work and development of the grid. German operator 50Hertz knows this very well. Marco Nix, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of 50Hertz, responsible for the offshore business, answers BalticWind.EU [...]

26 01, 2022

Poland launches another concession granting procedure for offshore wind

By |2022-01-31T21:41:42+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 [...]

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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