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 [...]

21 12, 2021

Hundreds of entities interested in cooperation in collaboration on the Baltic Power offshore wind farm

By |2021-12-21T09:56:56+01:00December 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Almost 600 representatives of 369 companies and institutions attended a meeting for those interested in collaboration on the Baltic Power project. Building a strong supply chain is now among the crucial steps leading up to the launch of this project, which is of strategic importance to the entire power sector. [...]

20 12, 2021

ERM Poland supports the process of obtaining environmental decision for the MFW Bałtyk I

By |2021-12-19T22:53:20+01:00December 20th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The company implementing the MFW Bałtyk I signed an agreement with the Polish branch of ERM, which is the world’s largest consulting company working in the field of sustainable development. The agreement concerns cooperation in the field of environmental and social consulting. Offshore wind farm MFW Bałtyk I is the [...]

15 12, 2021

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

By |2021-12-15T11:24:15+01:00December 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 |2021-12-13T01:29:54+01:00December 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 [...]

10 12, 2021

Offshore wind energy may play a significant role in the production of green hydrogen in Poland

By |2021-12-10T12:52:00+01:00December 10th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Experts from the Lower Silesian Institute for Energy Studies (DISE Energy) and the Polish Wind Energy Association have prepared a report on the green hydrogen production potential in Poland. By 2040, there is a realistic chance that electrolyzers above 20 GW will meet hydrogen demand. For this to be possible, [...]

7 12, 2021

A safe Baltic without chemical weapons and shipwrecks? Poland does not want to be indifferent

By |2021-12-07T06:01:09+01:00December 7th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

#BalticForGenerations – is an initiative of the Polish energy company Enea and the UN Global Compact Network Poland, which aims to protect the waters of the Baltic Sea. Hundreds of thousands of tons of classic munitions, chemical weapons and shipwrecks filled with fuel lie on the seabed. The remnants of [...]

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

Baltic Power to hold talks with suppliers about successive project stages

By |2021-11-09T23:23:04+01:00November 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. [...]

10 11, 2021

MEP Jerzy Buzek for BalticWind.EU: The end does not justify the means!

By |2021-11-10T07:18:18+01:00November 10th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

The development of offshore wind energy in EU countries is associated with the need to speed up the issuance of permits for the construction of wind farms. The offshore wind industry has long stressed that the lack of fast and common procedures is one of the main bottlenecks that could prevent ambitious plans for [...]

10 11, 2021

Port’s „to be or not to be”. We already know about the Polish plan, faster action is needed

By |2021-11-11T21:02:14+01:00November 10th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

The Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed on 15 September 2021 is another milestone in the development of this sector in Poland, next to the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms of December 2020. This article is part of a series of comments on the main challenges to be met [...]

9 11, 2021

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners will become more involved in offshore wind energy

By |2021-11-09T11:01:32+01:00November 9th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) fund plans to invest €100 billion in RES assets by 2030. Investor representatives argue that swift political action is needed to accelerate the pace of RES development and achieve the Paris Agreement targets. This is particularly important in the context of the ongoing COP26 climate summit. [...]

9 11, 2021

Preparation for the offshore wind in the Port of Gdynia

By |2021-11-08T18:45:38+01:00November 9th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

The Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed on 15 September 2021 is another milestone in the development of this sector in Poland, next to the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms of December 2020. This article is part of a series of comments on the main challenges to be [...]

2 11, 2021

Offshore wind energy at COP26 climate summit

By |2021-11-02T11:08:29+01:00November 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The long-awaited climate summit in Glasgow - COP26 - kicked off on October 31. The venue for the meeting of decision-makers from around the world is significant - the UK is the European leader in the development of offshore wind energy, aiming to install 40 GW by 2030. Representatives from the wind sector will also [...]

30 10, 2021

The road to Polish wind farms full of challenges

By |2021-11-02T10:56:50+01:00October 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed on 15 September 2021 is another milestone in the development of this sector in Poland, next to the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms of December 2020. This article is part of a series of comments on the main challenges to be met [...]

15 10, 2021

We are analyzing business opportunities in terms of investments in the Polish offshore wind sector, states Michał Obiegała, BP

By |2021-10-15T14:15:57+02:00October 15th, 2021|POLAND, TOP NEWS|

In September we reported on BalticWind.EU that energy concern bp is interested in investing in the Polish offshore wind energy sector. This was communicated by Michał Obiegała, Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager and Legal Counsel at BP, during the Economic Forum in Karpacz. Today the representative of BP Poland answers [...]

14 10, 2021

Ørsted and ZE PAK join forces for new offshore wind farm locations in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-15T14:36:03+02:00October 14th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

ZE PAK, Poland’s largest privately owned energy producer who is currently implementing a shift from coal to renewables, and Ørsted, global leader in offshore wind with 30 years of experience, have signed a letter of intent to participate in the upcoming auction for seabed leases in the Polish part of [...]

12 10, 2021

A chance of cooperation between Lithuania and Poland in offshore wind? Ignitis and PKN Orlen talks in progress

By |2021-10-13T07:15:53+02:00October 12th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

On October 8 a ceremonial meeting of the Polish government and the PKN Orlen company with representatives of the Lithuanian government was held in Mažeikiai, Lithuania. A new investment of Orlen in the form of deep crude oil processing in the refinery was announced. On the occasion of the meeting the representatives of both sides [...]

30 09, 2021

Obstacles on Polish way to 11 GW offshore wind energy (RELATION)

By |2021-10-04T10:51:28+02:00September 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU was an institutional patron of the 7th Energy Congress organised by the think-tank DISE Energy. Our representative, Managing Director Paweł Wróbel, together with industry representatives and experts from the offshore wind sector, discussed the development of offshore wind energy in Poland. They all agreed that the road to the planned 11 GW is [...]

28 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind is essential for the just transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Poland

By |2021-09-28T08:26:51+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The [...]

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 [...]

15 09, 2021

Michał Kurtyka: We want the greatest possible participation of Polish entrepreneurs in the development of offshore wind energy sector

By |2021-09-15T12:59:26+02:00September 15th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The energy potential of the Polish part of the Baltic Sea is considered to be one of the largest in the region. For this reason, offshore wind energy will be a key tool enabling the construction of a modern, zero-emission and safe energy system – says Michał Kurtyka, Minister of [...]

6 09, 2021

DNV: The offshore wind energy market in Poland is evolving and our role is to support it

By |2021-09-06T11:35:26+02:00September 6th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The independent assurance company DNV was selected to certify the Baltic Power offshore wind farm project – one of the first offshore wind farms in Poland. We talk with company representatives about the prospects for the development of this sector in the Baltic Sea, the challenges of the newly emerging [...]

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

Polish recreational fishermen are concerned about the development of offshore wind farms

By |2021-08-22T23:02:12+02:00August 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

In countries planning the development of offshore wind farms, representatives of the fishing sector often protest loudly. Fishermen fear that the development of wind turbines will deprive them of their livelihood – wind turbines may be built in fishing areas or may limit their development. Similar voices are being raised not only in Estonia, [...]

5 08, 2021

The local content indicator in Polish wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea can reach as much as 50 percent

By |2021-08-05T09:13:37+02:00August 5th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Polish decision-makers have long emphasized the issue of the involvement of Polish companies in the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. A report has been prepared which shows that the current potential of local content in the supply chain for offshore wind energy is estimated at 20-25 [...]

13 07, 2021

Newsroom: PGE and Ørsted have selected a contractor for geotechnical studies of the seabed

By |2021-07-13T10:03:33+02:00July 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE and Ørsted have jointly selected a consortium of Geoquip Marine and MEWO S.A. to perform a geotechnical investigation of the ground conditions. The project work, which has just commenced, is being carried out for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm to be developed in two phases – Baltica 2 and Baltica [...]

9 06, 2021

Polish-Japanese Offshore Wind E-Seminar

By |2021-06-02T00:09:30+02:00June 9th, 2021||

The online seminar "Polish-Japanese Offshore Wind Seminar: New Energy for Clean Transformation Forum" will take place on 9 June at 8:00 a.m. to around 10:50 a.m. and will offer those interested an overview of the offshore wind development in Poland and Japan. Organizers: Embassy of the Republic of Poland and PAIH Trade Office in Tokyo [...]

30 05, 2021

Wojciech Dąbrowski: PGE investment plan provides for the country’s largest capital expenditures on offshore wind farms

By |2021-05-30T15:06:34+02:00May 30th, 2021|AUTHORS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

PGE Group’s Offshore Program assumes the completion of Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind project in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The most advanced offshore project of the PGE Group, implemented in partnership with Danish Ørsted - Morska Farma Wiatrowa Baltica (Baltica Offshore Wind Farm) with a total installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW[...]

29 05, 2021

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan for Poland includes the construction of ports for offshore wind energy sector

By |2021-05-30T23:20:19+02:00May 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (KPO) is the basis for the payment of money from the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility for projects to revitalize the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Polish project also includes support for offshore wind energy projects, including the construction of port infrastructure. Consultations of the National Recovery [...]

29 05, 2021

Polish LOTOS Petrobaltic wants to create ships for the construction of Polish offshore wind farms

By |2021-05-29T13:12:35+02:00May 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish company LOTOS Petrobaltic from Grupa LOTOS is the only Polish mining company that deals with the exploration and production of oil and gas deposits on the Polish shelf of the Baltic Sea. The company wants to join the plan to build offshore wind farms by providing the necessary fleet of ships - [...]

28 05, 2021

Wind turbine producers recognize the potential of the Baltic Sea, especially Poland

By |2021-05-29T13:39:43+02:00May 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Baltic Sea has enormous potential for the development of offshore wind farms. In the opinion of one of the producers of wind turbines, Poland may play the leading role in this respect. According to the estimates of the representative of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for Poland, Paweł Przybylski, presented in an interview with [...]

27 05, 2021

PGE will use the potential of Danish and Polish scientists in the development of offshore wind farms

By |2021-05-30T21:09:20+02:00May 27th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Polish offshore wind investor PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna has established cooperation with the Danish Technical University (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet), the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Gdańsk University of Technology. The aim of the cooperation is [...]

26 05, 2021

The Polish regulator issued important decisions as part of the first phase of offshore wind support

By |2021-05-29T13:32:44+02:00May 26th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

In just a few years, Poland will join the countries producing electricity in offshore wind farms. For this purpose, the necessary regulations have been created that provide support for projects in the Baltic Sea. The Polish energy market regulator has already made important decisions as part of the first phase of support for offshore [...]

21 05, 2021

UE greenlights Polish offshore wind support scheme

By |2021-06-01T20:17:02+02:00May 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

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 [...]

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