1 07, 2022

OX2 applies for a permit to construct the offshore wind farm Aurora

By |2022-06-28T08:57:27+02:00July 1st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

OX2 has submitted a permit application under the act of Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone to construct an offshore wind farm in the Swedish Economic Zone between the islands of Gotland and Öland. The wind farm Aurora will be situated about 20 kilometers from the island of Gotland and 30 kilometers from the Island of Öland. [...]

1 07, 2022

K2 Management: ‘Slow down to speed up’ approach needed to hit ambitious renewables targets

By |2022-06-27T09:44:02+02:00July 1st, 2022|OPINIONS|

The European wind industry needs to slow down in its attempts to further drive down the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and scale back on building bigger turbines. This, at least, is the view of K2 Management, a leading renewable energy engineering and project management consultancy, which believes that unless the inexorable push to lower [...]

30 06, 2022

Tomasz Lisiecki: The offshore wind industry is at its beginning and we are at the start of the training road 

By |2022-07-01T09:23:53+02:00June 30th, 2022|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

For the offshore wind industry, besides dedicated study programs and technical schools, the training offer is also crucial. One of the training centres in Poland uses VR (virtual reality) technologies. Tomasz Lisiecki, Chairman of the Board of the New CompetencIes Centre (NCC), comments for BalticWind.EU. The commentary was originally published in “BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report [...]

29 06, 2022

Waldemar Tarczynski: The University of Szczecin will educate RES market specialists in Poland 

By |2022-06-22T09:04:27+02:00June 29th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The University of Szczecin attentively follows the changing energy market in Poland, in particular the growing role of the RES sector, which plays a key role in the energy transition. Prof. Dr. Waldemar Tarczynski, Rector of the University of Szczecin, answers questions from BalticWind.EU about the university’s plans regarding its educational path. He does not [...]

28 06, 2022

RWE selected Siemens Gamesa as preferred turbine supplier for F.E.W. Baltic II

By |2022-06-28T08:31:02+02:00June 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE and Siemens Gamesa join forces to accelerate the offshore wind growth in Poland. RWE selected Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for their F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind project. The 350 MW wind farm is intended to utilize 25 of Siemens Gamesa’s flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines. A Service agreement is included. Subject [...]

28 06, 2022

Port of Tallinn to build a new quay to service wind farms

By |2022-06-28T08:44:36+02:00June 28th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The supervisory board of Port of Tallinn decided to invest up to EUR 53 million to build a new 310-meter quay with a 10-hectare area beyond the quay in Paldiski South Harbour. The investment is co-financed by European Commission in the amount of EUR 20 million through the military mobility project EstMilMob, which aims to [...]

28 06, 2022

Małgorzata Sikora: Koszalin University of Technology provides a versatile offer of studies for the offshore wind sector 

By |2022-06-28T08:35:47+02:00June 28th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Koszalin University of Technology is one of the Polish universities that wants to educate future specialists of the offshore wind energy industry. In an interview with BalticWind.EU Małgorzata Sikora, PhD, Eng., Professor of the Koszalin University of Technology, talks about the university’s plans, educational offer, and cooperation with companies in the energy sector. The commentary [...]

27 06, 2022

Piotr Stepnowski: University of Gdansk is committed to the development of the offshore wind energy sector  

By |2022-06-22T08:47:17+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The University of Gdansk (UG) is the largest university in the Pomeranian region. It employs 1810 research and teaching staff, who conduct education and research at 11 faculties for 24,000 students and PhD students. – The University of Gdansk treats the offshore wind energy sector strategically, taking into account the possibility of applying the results [...]

27 06, 2022

Giles Dickson: Biodiversity and renewables go hand in hand

By |2022-06-23T08:07:14+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European Commission has published its Nature Protection Package.  The package implements the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, part of the European Green Deal.  It’s also supporting the REPowerEU Action Plan, the measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the growth of renewables, which the Commission presented on 18 May.  The expansion [...]

24 06, 2022

Tomas Milašauskas: We hope to see more regulatory development to accelerate renewables projects

By |2022-06-24T09:10:27+02:00June 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

2022 is a landmark year for the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. At the end of March, the Lithuanian Parliament gave a green light for the regulations necessary for the emergence of first wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The regulations are being adopted, while in the background the countries of the Baltic Sea region [...]

24 06, 2022

Arcadis Ost offshore substation installed

By |2022-06-24T09:11:36+02:00June 24th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Parkwind, 50Hertz and Bladt Industries are thrilled to announce the successful installation of the Arcadis Ost offshore substation (OSS). The 2380 ton structure was installed by the Scaldis crane vessel Gulliver on its monopile foundation in the wind farm Arcadis Ost 1 located around 19 kilometres east of Rügen in Germany.    […]

24 06, 2022

Agnieszka Rodak: Investments in personnel preparation are the key to building a strong offshore wind sector

By |2022-06-23T23:12:41+02:00June 24th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

Investments in personnel preparation and competence development are the key to take advantage of the opportunity to build a strong offshore wind energy sector in Poland – said in commentary for BalticWind.EU Agnieszka Rodak, CEO of Rumia Invest Park. The commentary was originally published in “BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Poland Q1 2022”. […]

23 06, 2022

Krzysztof Tomaszewski: The development of offshore wind industry requires secondary technical education 

By |2022-06-24T08:26:20+02:00June 23rd, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

In the public debate on the development of staff necessary for the development of the offshore wind sector, arguments are most often voiced about the need to start new majors at universities. Education is also needed at the technical secondary level. Close cooperation of the Polish industry with young technicians is needed as well. Krzysztof [...]

22 06, 2022

Jakub Budzyński: Effective cooperation between business and young specialists is the key to offshore wind development

By |2022-06-22T08:14:15+02:00June 22nd, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

On BalticWind.EU we spoke to Jakub Budzyński, Vice-President of the Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW). We ask about Polish staff in the offshore wind sector and the state of their preparation. How many specialists are employed in the Polish offshore wind energy sector?  The commentary was originally published in “BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Poland [...]

21 06, 2022

Wójcik: To overcome challenges in Lithuania is necessary to think about offshore wind as a regional market 

By |2022-06-21T10:04:25+02:00June 21st, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania is mobilizing for the development of offshore wind. Mariusz Wójcik, Director Project Development & Advisory for Offshore Wind, Poland and Baltics in Ramboll Polska, in his comment for BalticWind.EU points out the challenges Lithuania is facing, the opportunities arising from the development of offshore wind in Lithuania and explains the aspects of financing wind [...]

9 06, 2022

New report on effects of offshore wind farms on marine life

By |2022-06-09T09:25:13+02:00June 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Professor Lena Kautsky from Stockholm University is one of the authors behind the new report, which concludes that consideration needs to be taken to sensitive benthic areas, sound-sensitive animals, as well as seabirds when wind farms are established and that the turbine foundations can act as artificial reefs. […]

9 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |2022-06-09T08:31:06+02:00June 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Parkwind and DEME Offshore announce the successful installation of the first Arcadis Ost 1 monopile foundation. This foundation will carry the windfarm’s substation. The 2,100tons, 9.5m diameter, 110m long monopile is one of the biggest ever installed and marks the first of 28 foundations to be installed over the coming weeks. […]

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 [...]

17 05, 2022

How many stacked giraffes are as high as a wind turbine?

By |2022-05-17T21:59:20+02:00May 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Kids need comparisons from their own point of view to understand complex topics. The children’s book “Wind Energy for kids” by Thomas Simons uses sizes and comparisons with everyday objects to explain the basics of wind power to children starting from pre-school age. […]

12 05, 2022

Hexicon and Elia Grid International collaborate on integrating offshore farms with onshore grids

By |2022-05-12T09:35:15+02:00May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) join forces to connect the wind energy produced by Floating Offshore Windfarms (FOW) to the onshore grid, and that on a global scale. The two companies will develop concepts and projects to integrate large scale floating offshore wind parks into the onshore power systems. The 5-year long cooperation consists [...]

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, [...]

10 05, 2022

TSOs, HVDC technology suppliers and the wind industry join forces to build the DC grid of the future

By |2022-05-10T08:30:18+02:00May 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

On Monday 2 May transmission system operators, technology providers and the wind industry came together to formally launch the READY4DC project. READY4DC will create a community of experts to work out recommendations on how to plan and build an interoperable and expandable direct current grid in Europe. The project is supported by the European Union’s [...]

9 05, 2022

wpd to sell offshore wind business to Global Infrastructure Partners

By |2022-05-09T08:36:10+02:00May 9th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent infrastructure investor, and wpd, a leading project developer and independent renewables power producer (IRPP) for onshore wind, offshore wind and solar, are pleased to announce that they have signed definitive agreements for GIP to acquire 100% of wpd offshore GmbH, the offshore wind business of wpd. The transaction is [...]

4 05, 2022

Simon Redfern: Poland is very much high up the list of countries where SSE Renewables see opportunities

By |2022-05-07T13:29:35+02:00May 4th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Simon Redfern is a senior executive with over 35 years’ experience on a range of large, high-value infrastructure projects in the offshore wind, telecoms and offshore oil & gas sectors. For the last 20 years he has focused on the offshore wind from building the earliest UK Round 1 projects to consulting on a wide [...]

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 [...]

19 04, 2022

New offshore wind research to help reach net zero energy goals

By |2022-04-19T11:20:59+02:00April 19th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaboration between nine offshore wind developers, is launching 16 new research and development (R&D) projects this year. These span five key areas of logistics and operations and maintenance, cables, electrical systems, foundations, yield and performance. […]

5 04, 2022

Karina Würtz: Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Declaration must now be followed by visible action

By |2022-04-08T09:13:11+02:00April 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Another international conference of the wind energy industry in Bilbao has started today, and BalticWind.EU has become a media partner of the event organized by WindEurope. We are convinced that actors from the Baltic Sea Region can be further activated in the international debate on the future of wind energy [...]

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 [...]

29 03, 2022

Nordic operators will support the Baltic power system in case of failure

By |2022-03-29T13:13:44+02:00March 29th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The CEOs of Scandinavian grid companies Energinet, Fingrid, Statnett, and Svenska kraftnät discussed the electricity system operators’ preparation for a possible aggravation of the situation in the Baltic Sea region and its impact on the Baltic transmission system, according to a release from Finnish operator Fingrid. […]

28 03, 2022

Poland’s first Executive MBA program for the offshore wind sector launched

By |2022-03-28T23:37:23+02:00March 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

March 25 marked the launch of the first Executive MBA program for the offshore wind energy industry in Poland, at the Gdynia Maritime University. Education of Polish offshore leaders was undertaken by the Offshore Wind Energy Center, also in Gdynia. BalticWind.EU will support the organizers as a media partner. [...]

28 03, 2022

The data measurements are the way to go for designing and operating offshore wind structures

By |2022-03-28T08:44:47+02:00March 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Ramboll together with Aalborg University have delivered a PhD project that provides greater reliability upon the design and operational phase of offshore wind farms. The results show how measurement data based on the digital twin technology can help operators save money, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase lifetime of offshore wind [...]

25 03, 2022

K2 Management to advise Baltic offshore wind developer

By |2022-03-25T12:53:24+01:00March 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

K2 Management, a leading international renewable energy consultancy, will consult on the development of a pipeline of offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, after signing a framework agreement with Sunly, the independent power producer in the Baltic States and Poland. K2 Management will undertake pre-development studies and research for Sunly’s offshore wind projects [...]

21 03, 2022

WWF: Baltic countries lead EU for sustainable sea space management, but still put nature at risk

By |2022-03-16T00:56:30+01:00March 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Baltic countries’ plans to sustainably manage human activities at sea lack harmony across borders, and measures to restore and protect ecosystems are inadequate – that’s the conclusion of WWF’s Baltic Ecoregion Programme, which has evaluated Baltic EU Member States’ Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) strategies for sustainably managing marine areas and [...]

15 03, 2022

Pertti Tapio: Metsähallitus’ goal is to complete the selection of an offshore wind partner in 2022

By |2022-03-15T08:39:13+01:00March 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OPINIONS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Finnish state-owned company Metsähallitus is currently working on the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project, which will be built in 2028 at the earliest. We asked Metsähallitus wind energy project leader Pertti Tapio about the progress.  In the first phase of the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project, 70-100 turbines with a nominal capacity of 12-20 [...]

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 [...]

8 03, 2022

Prof. Wolfgang Lukas: Business administration and management skills are increasingly coming to the fore

By |2022-03-08T11:53:33+01:00March 8th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Offshore Wind Energy Centre was established at the Maritime University of Gdynia. Breakthrough management studies for offshore wind sector staff will be launched in Poland in March. The Polish university is carrying them out in cooperation with Hochschule Bremerhaven and Business Academy SouthWest – leaders of management and specialist programmes for the Offshore Wind Energy [...]

25 02, 2022

PGE and Ørsted are applying for a seabed acreage adjacent to Baltica Offshore Wind Farm

By |2022-03-07T08:40:11+01:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE and Ørsted are jointly applying for the 45.E.1 area on Ławica Słupska. This area of 17 sq. km is directly adjacent to Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm under construction in the Polish Baltic Sea and one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms. The application to the Ministry of Infrastructure [...]

23 02, 2022

Baltyk breakthrough – First Preferred Supplier Agreements in Poland’s offshore wind market

By |2022-02-23T11:08:39+01:00February 23rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Siemens Gamesa announced the signature of two Preferred Supplier Agreements for the MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III wind power plants with Equinor and Polenergia. These signings represent both the first preferred supplier agreements announced in the fledgling Polish offshore wind market, and also the first conditional agreements for the SG 14-236 DD offshore [...]

23 02, 2022

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel Doc join forces in offshore wind sector

By |2022-02-23T03:33:11+01:00February 23rd, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC have signed an agreement announcing their intention to collaborate in the field of offshore wind energy towards a carbon-neutral future. The partnership will focus on joint project implementation and the development of new markets and services. With around 25,000 staff in over 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the world’s [...]

22 02, 2022

Algis Latakas: We hope the Klaipėda Seaport will become an extremely important resource platform for offshore wind 

By |2022-04-21T11:00:29+02:00February 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea needs port investments. By the end of the decade, 12.5 percent of the European offshore wind fleet could be located in this region, but it needs prepared service and installation ports. The port of Klaipeda has great aspirations too. Director-General of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, Algis Latakas, commented for BalticWind.EU.  […]

18 02, 2022

Jerzy Buzek: Offshore wind energy needs “all hands on deck”

By |2022-02-18T12:55:50+01:00February 18th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Parliament voted a few days ago on the report on the EU strategy for offshore renewable energy, prepared and adopted by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. The document was finally adopted. – Offshore wind energy needs “all hands on deck”. Firstly, it is about exploiting the potential of every European basin. I [...]

18 02, 2022

Industrial Development Agency and GRI Renewable Industries are embarking on a new investment in offshore tower factory in Poland

By |2022-02-19T11:56:06+01:00February 18th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On February 11, 2022 an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) was concluded between portfolio companies of the Industrial Development Agency JSC (IDA) and the Spanish company GRI Renewable Industries, S.L. concerning cooperation in the construction of a new tower factory for offshore wind energy (OWE). Estimated value of this investment is over EUR 100 million, and [...]

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 [...]

8 02, 2022

Support scheme and concept for the 2nd offshore wind project – the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy targets for 2022

By |2022-04-21T11:00:26+02:00February 8th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania, as one of the Baltic countries, wants to use the opportunities of offshore wind energy development. The first offshore wind farm will be built by 2030, while renewables auction for the first offshore wind farm is planned for 2023. Offshore wind could cover up to a quarter of the energy consumed in the [...]

28 01, 2022

Ørsted ranked world’s most sustainable energy company and publishes climate leadership handbook

By |2022-01-25T22:48:13+01:00January 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Ørsted was ranked as the world’s most sustainable energy company on Corporate Knight’s 2022 Global 100 index for the fourth year running. From the frontline of climate action, Ørsted shares a handbook on how governments and businesses can move from ambition to action in a crucial climate year. […]

28 01, 2022

EOLOS has been awarded the wind resource and metocean measuring campaign for the Baltica-1

By |2022-01-25T16:58:51+01:00January 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE Baltica has signed a two-year turn-key campaign with EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions after a competitive public tender process that concluded earlier this month. This new campaign in the Baltic Sea adds yet another reference in the Baltic Sea for the Spanish vendor which successfully completed a similar campaign for [...]

25 01, 2022

First offshore wind power research permits granted for Finland’s exclusive economic zone

By |2022-01-24T21:24:25+01:00January 25th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Government has granted research permits for three offshore wind power projects in Finland’s exclusive economic zone. Wpd Finland Oy was granted a permit on 20 January 2022 for the research area west of Jakobstad. OX2 Finland Oy received permits for two projects in the research areas west of Hailuoto and Jakobstad last week. [...]

18 01, 2022

Cristina Fernandez: 2022 will be a year of continued delivery for the offshore wind, and for Vestas it will be no different 

By |2022-01-17T14:55:23+01:00January 18th, 2022|OPINIONS|

On BalticWind.EU we ask the offshore wind industry about the highlights of 2021 and the companies’ plans for 2022. Cristina Fernandez, Sales Director, Offshore Sales East in Vestas, said in a commentary the award of 5.9 GW of offshore wind and the signature of the Offshore Sector Deal in Poland [...]

17 01, 2022

European Commission for BalticWind.EU: We are optimistic about further progress in offshore wind sector

By |2022-01-17T17:56:04+01:00January 17th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

An intense 2021 for offshore wind energy is behind us, particularly in terms of the implementation of European policy. We ask the European Commission about its summary of the past year and its plans for 2022 in offshore wind area policy. We invite you to read the text from the series “Key offshore wind stories [...]

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 [...]

12 01, 2022

Daniel Fraile Montoro: The wind sector needs partners in the energy transition in Europe

By |2022-01-17T23:14:54+01:00January 12th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Daniel Fraile Montoro, Director for Market Intelligence in Wind Europe said in an interview for BalticWind.EU, that the European Union and all the countries, are committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. "There's been many studies showing that the best way to achieve that is through electrification of the energy system. Electricity is much [...]

10 01, 2022

IMCA finalises Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations

By |2022-01-10T19:19:52+01:00January 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has expanded its ‘Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations’ (IMCA M254). Originally published in October 2020, the guidelines were produced to help standardise the way in which vessels give personnel safe access to offshore structures, both in the wind and oil & gas industries, and were developed [...]

10 01, 2022

Valentin Novakovic: High-performance sensors and data analysis is key to optimising critical energy infrastructure 

By |2022-01-09T20:38:23+01:00January 10th, 2022|OPINIONS|

The development of renewable energy sources is linked to the expansion of the distribution and transmission network. The expanding electricity grid requires constant monitoring of its functioning, especially in real-time. We talked with Valentin Novakovic, manager from Ampacimon, who presented us with a way to measure the condition of the [...]

7 01, 2022

Victoria Gilbert: Offshore wind is a fabulous growth area 

By |2022-01-07T12:29:41+01:00January 7th, 2022|OPINIONS|

The difficulty of energy transformation and the efficient development of wind energy will not be implemented without the highest level of service. Swire Energy Services is one of the most experienced partners in the wind industry. We asked Victoria Gilbert, Technical Lead Offshore Wind at Swire Energy Services, about energy [...]

7 01, 2022

RWE and Northland Power to jointly develop 1.3 GW offshore wind cluster off the German coast

By |2022-01-07T08:22:00+01:00January 7th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

RWE and Northland Power strengthen their position in the German offshore market The companies have joined forces to co-develop a 1.3 gigawatts (GW) cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The partners have established a joint venture structure through which they plan to jointly develop and construct [...]

5 01, 2022

Denmark announces new Power-to-X strategy

By |2022-01-05T13:17:24+01:00January 5th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Danish Government has released a proposal for a new strategy to promote and navigate the future development of Power-to-X (PtX) projects in Denmark. The Danish PtX strategy aims at reducing CO2 emissions, balancing the Danish power system and providing export opportunities for green fuels and PtX technology. […]

4 01, 2022

Gregor Scott: The designing of vessels is to ensure that they would be future proof 

By |2022-01-03T23:29:50+01:00January 4th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Offshore wind energy will not develop without raw materials, technology, transmission lines or ports. The growth of offshore wind around the world is creating more and more opportunities for ship owners and operators to maximize profits and grow their business in this industry. Gregor Scott, Head of Havfram’s Business Acquisition [...]

31 12, 2021

Ditlev Engel: We are technology optimistic. DNV expects a massive scaling of global energy, including the Baltic Sea 

By |2021-12-28T15:12:25+01:00December 31st, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

DNV plays a key role in the development of the offshore wind industry. Through its unique technological expertise, it supports developers to increase the efficiency of offshore projects at different stages of their development. DNV also provides certification services to the RES industry. We talked about the development of offshore [...]

29 12, 2021

Remigiusz Nowakowski: In Copenhagen we talked about the potential of green hydrogen in Poland 

By |2021-12-28T14:16:01+01:00December 29th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

During the Electric City 2021 conference the wind industry also discussed the development of RES in the context of green hydrogen production. Poland has big aspirations. The premiere of the report „Green hydrogen from RES in Poland” was announced in Copenhagen on 7 December. In Copenhagen, we talked to Remigiusz [...]

28 12, 2021

The commercial scale-up of floating wind farms requires a change of mindset about O&M

By |2022-01-07T23:24:51+01:00December 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY CORNER|

WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) published its White Paper Challenges and Opportunities of Major Maintenance for Floating Offshore Wind. The report is the result of one year’s worth of monthly discussions between participating WFO members during meetings of WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee on the topic of floating wind major [...]

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