6 10, 2022

Lessons from explosions on Nord Stream I and II for wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |October 6th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

When pursuing offshore wind farm projects, it is necessary to consider a variation of risks to ensure their safe operation. The recent events related to the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream I and II pipelines further highlight such necessity, writes PhD Rafal Miętkiewicz, Assistant Professor at the Polish Naval Academy of the Heroes of [...]

2 06, 2022

Offshore wind turbines will be larger and more economical than predicted

By |June 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 |May 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 [...]

28 03, 2022

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

By |March 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 |March 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. [...]

14 03, 2022

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

By |March 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 [...]

7 03, 2022

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

By |March 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 [...]

25 02, 2022

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

By |February 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

Ignitis Group: The offshore wind as a huge opportunity

By |February 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. […]

16 02, 2022

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

By |February 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 |February 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 |February 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 |February 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

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

By |February 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

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

By |February 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 |February 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 |February 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 |February 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 [...]

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