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 [...]

3 08, 2022

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA Q4 2021

By |August 3rd, 2022|LITHUANIA REPORT|

BalticWind.EU Country Report LITHUANIA / Q4 2021 In the first of a series of quarterly reports summarizing the offshore wind energy market in Lithuania. This is one of those markets where, even though there are no operational wind farms yet, we have not only high hopes but also [...]

19 07, 2022

Baltic Power secures contract for transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines

By |July 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A company from the ORLEN Group has signed a reservation agreement with a Danish company Cadeler for the transportation and installation of around 70 turbines for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, a joint project between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power Inc. In the next steps, the company will select suppliers of turbines, foundations, internal [...]

30 06, 2022

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

By |June 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 |June 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 |June 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

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

By |June 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 |June 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 [...]

24 06, 2022

Marcin Łuczak: The basis for personnel education is a cooperation of academic and industrial centres

By |June 24th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND|

The Gdansk University of Technology is one of the Polish universities that educates experts in the offshore wind energy sector. Prof. D.Sc. of Gdańsk University of Technology Marcin Łuczak, from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology, Director of the Offshore Wind Energy Centre, answers BalticWind.EU’s questions. The commentary was originally published in BalticWind.EU Quarterly [...]

24 06, 2022

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

By |June 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 |June 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 [...]

23 06, 2022

Polish-Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry established in Riga

By |June 23rd, 2022|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The activities were inaugurated by the Polish-Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry based in Riga, which brings together companies, institutions and individuals interested in the development of economic relations between Poland and Latvia. Among the founding members of the Chamber is ORLEN Lietuva – ORLEN Latvija, a company planning investments in wind energy. […]

22 06, 2022

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

By |June 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 [...]

17 06, 2022

Baltic Power Forum 2022 – meeting with project stakeholders

By |June 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

More than 60 representatives from 30 institutions that are or will be involved in administrative procedures related to the preparation and implementation of offshore wind farm took part in a meeting organized on June 7 in Gdańsk. The event was addressed to stakeholders from the public administration sector, local government administration sector and institutions involved [...]

15 06, 2022

PWEA2022: Baltic Sea as North Sea. Poland unblocks wind energy development

By |June 15th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Once again the wind energy industry met in Serock at the invitation of the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA). The first offshore wind farms will appear around 2026, while a new investment horizon is emerging for onshore wind. Legislation lifting restrictions on onshore development will go into effect later this year. The PWEA2022 Conference is [...]

14 06, 2022

First monopile installed at Arcadis Ost 1

By |June 14th, 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. With the installation of [...]

31 05, 2022

Wind energy – way to energy independence of Ukraine

By |May 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 [...]

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 [...]

17 05, 2022

UE greenlights Polish offshore wind support scheme

By |May 17th, 2022|TOP NEWS 2|

The European  Commission approves €22.5 billion Polish scheme to support offshore wind farms. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This Polish scheme is a very good example of how competition policy can enable Member States to support green energy projects, such as offshore wind farms. It gives the incentive to companies [...]

16 05, 2022

125 applications for concessions for offshore wind farms in new areas in Poland

By |May 16th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

The Polish Ministry of Infrastructure has launched further administrative procedures for granting concessions for new offshore wind sites in the Polish Baltic Sea in 2022. There are 11 proceedings in total. The Minister of Infrastructure Marek Gróbarczyk informed that so far 125 applications have been received for licenses for offshore [...]

11 05, 2022

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

By |May 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. [...]

4 05, 2022

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

By |May 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 03, 2022

K2 Management to advise Baltic offshore wind developer

By |March 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 [...]

22 03, 2022

Green Genius and Polenergia join forces for the first offshore competition in Lithuania

By |March 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Renewable energy company Green Genius, which develops solar, biogas, wind, and green hydrogen energy projects in 8 European countries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Poland’s largest private energy company, Polenergia. Together, they will seek to win a tender by the Lithuanian state for a wind farm in the Baltic [...]

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 [...]

8 03, 2022

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

By |March 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 [...]

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

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

By |February 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 [...]

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 [...]

23 02, 2022

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

By |February 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 [...]

18 02, 2022

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

By |February 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 [...]

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 [...]

31 01, 2022

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

By |January 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. [...]

15 12, 2021

Eni and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners extend their collaboration in offshore wind to Poland

By |December 15th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Eni, through its subsidiary Eni gas e luce that will become Plenitude in 2022, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its New Markets Fund I, have extended their offshore wind partnership in France by signing an agreement to collaborate also in connection with the anticipated allocation of offshore wind areas in Poland. By implementing [...]

13 12, 2021

RWE receives Environmental Permit for its Polish F.E.W. Baltic II offshore project

By |December 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

RWE Renewables has moved a major step closer to the realisation of its first offshore wind farm in Poland. Via its Polish subsidiary Baltic Trade & Invest Sp. z o.o., the company received a positive decision by the regional Director for Environmental Protection in Szczecin. This decision specifies the environmental conditions for the realisation [...]

12 11, 2021

Baltic Power to hold talks with suppliers about successive project stages

By |November 12th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Baltic Power, the vehicle responsible for the construction of PKN ORLEN and Northland Power’s first offshore wind farm, is arranging another meeting for potential contractors interested to join the supply chain for the project. Its participants will learn about detailed plans for each of the seven ‘installation packages’ making up the project implementation process. [...]

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