20 04, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |2022-04-20T12:31:40+02:00April 20th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On April 13, the Lithuanian government approved amendments to legislation drafted by the Ministry of Energy to accelerate the development of RES in Lithuania. The new legislation removes the bureaucracy and excessive restrictions on photovoltaic and wind power plants and encourages the formation of energy communities, the department says. [...]

7 04, 2022

Sweden accelerates wind energy development – the government presents a package of solutions

By |2022-04-08T08:49:46+02:00April 7th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government has presented a package of solutions for accelerating the development of wind energy. Wind turbines for Sweden are intended to be a source of cheap and green electricity. The package consists of four decisions aimed at meeting increased electricity demand and strengthening Sweden’s energy security through wind [...]

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. [...]

17 03, 2022

No tie in proceedings for permits for offshore wind farms in Poland

By |2022-03-18T09:40:47+01:00March 17th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

In the list of legislative works of the Polish government there appeared an announcement of a draft amendment of the Act on sea areas of the Republic of Poland and the maritime administration. The project assumes regulation of a situation of a tie in the resolving  proceedings for applications for permits to build artificial [...]

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 [...]

10 03, 2022

Sweden should pay special attention to the technological progress of offshore wind

By |2022-04-08T09:36:23+02:00March 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Vindenergi) is positive about the government’s recent decision to develop offshore plans for the offshore wind sector. According to the organization, the level of ambition should be higher and the decision makers themselves should be mindful of technological advances. […]

9 03, 2022

Development of offshore wind sector could help RePowerEU plan

By |2022-03-09T16:42:15+01:00March 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The war in Ukraine, caused by Russia’s attack, has shown how damaging the toxic relationship between Europe and Russia is in the energy sector. The answer is REPowerEU – European Commission’s plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels by 2030. One of the pillars of action is RES investments. Offshore wind development, including [...]

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, [...]

8 03, 2022

ZE PAK and Ørsted apply for new location permits for wind turbines development in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-04-08T09:02:02+02:00March 8th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

ZE PAK, one of the leaders of Poland’s energy transition, and Ørsted, a leader of offshore wind energy, have signed an agreement and will jointly apply for location permits to build wind farms in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. If they are successful, they will create a regional Fund for Just Transition in [...]

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 [...]

28 02, 2022

Dainius Kreivys: Record energy consumption and geopolitical tensions show that we need to accelerate green energy development

By |2022-03-11T12:52:19+01:00February 28th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

In the current tense geopolitical situation in the region, the development of local electricity generation becomes even more important not only for energy independence but also for national security, Lithuania’s Energy Ministry points out. Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys says, bearing in mind the growing demand for energy, that Lithuania needs to increase its domestic electricity [...]

28 02, 2022

Offshore wind investors announce action amid war in Ukraine

By |2022-02-28T13:30:50+01:00February 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is progressing, and companies are beginning to take first steps toward abandoning relationships with Russian Federation entities. Offshore wind investors in Europe, including in the Baltic Sea region, are making their first statements in the area, amongst them are Norway’s Equinor and Denmark’s Ørsted. On BalticWind.EU we will observe investors’ actions [...]

25 02, 2022

Geopolitical tensions increase the need for discussion about wind farm protection

By |2022-04-08T09:35:00+02:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The war in Ukraine, sparked by Russia’s invasion of the country, raises critical infrastructure protection issues. There is a growing number of wind farms in their inventory. The aggressor in the form of Russia also has influence in the Baltic Sea region. The growth of distributed energy sources increases the need for investment in systems [...]

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 [...]

25 02, 2022

Energoprojekt-Katowice will advise on Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 projects

By |2022-02-25T15:09:08+01:00February 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

PGE Baltica will be advised by “ENERGOPROJEKT-KATOWICE” SA in the preparation of the purchase documentation and during the tender procedure for the general contractor for the onshore connection to the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind farms, informs PGE Baltica, a subsidiary of Poland’s largest power producer. […]

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

Europe installed 17.4 GW in wind turbines in 2021. There are big ambitions, but achieving them proves itself harder

By |2022-04-08T09:06:53+02:00February 24th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to a recent report by European Wind Energy Association WindEurope, 17.4 GW of new wind energy capacity will be installed across Europe in 2021, bringing the total installed capacity to 236 GW (offshore and onshore). In the EU-27, 11 GW have been installed. Europe is only building half the wind power capacity needed to [...]

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. […]

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.  […]

21 02, 2022

Poland launches three more licensing procedures for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-02-22T09:56:47+01:00February 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Poland's Vice-Minister for Infrastructure Marek Gróbarczyk has announced that Poland is launching further concession proceedings for three new sites in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. As a result, localization procedures are currently underway for 9 marine areas. Vice-Minister Gróbaczyk tweeted that the ministry has "three more locations for the law on promoting electricity generation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – [...]

22 12, 2021

New State Aid Guidelines allow technology-specific auctions, endorse Contracts for Difference to deploy more wind

By |2021-12-22T00:04:19+01:00December 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Today the European Commission published its new EU Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy. The new Guidelines allow National Governments to hold technology specific auctions and endorse revenue stabilisation mechanisms notably 2-sided CfDs. These are pre-conditions for the accelerated deployment of wind energy towards climate neutrality. [...]

7 12, 2021

EU plans and the wind potential of the Baltic Sea. BalticWind.EU to attend CPMR Baltic Sea Commission meeting

By |2021-12-08T19:22:24+01:00December 7th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On 8 December, there will be a meeting of the Working Group for energy and climate of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission. The topic of the meeting are the opportunities of offshore wind energy development in the Baltic region. We will be represented at the meeting by Paweł Wróbel, Managing [...]

17 11, 2021

WindEurope: Lithuanian offshore auction design proposals jeopardise the low-cost delivery of projects

By |2021-11-17T09:41:35+01:00November 17th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania is preparing its regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind in its waters. And new proposed auction rules have recently emerged in the Lithuanian Parliament which will jeopardise the delivery of projects at the lowest cost for society – WindEurope indicates in the press release. […]

10 11, 2021

Environmentally friendly offshore wind energy development. OCEaN Coalition makes recommendations

By |2021-11-10T11:00:42+01:00November 10th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) is a coalition of wind farm operators, transmission systems and environmental organizations that provides an open forum for discussion. The German working group presented six recommendations for the nature-friendly development of offshore wind energy. […]

11 08, 2021

Newsroom: Vestas Ventures invests in Salamander Quick Lift Crane Technology

By |2021-08-11T10:03:12+02:00August 11th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Vestas Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Vestas Wind Systems, has invested in the unique Salamander Quick Lift Crane Technology to further strengthen its position as global leader in sustainable energy solutions and to reduce carbon emissions from its value chain. This new crane holds significant potential, both in [...]

11 08, 2021

The Lithuanian government has adopted a conclusion on offshore wind energy

By |2021-08-11T09:30:34+02:00August 11th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy announced that on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the government supported the ministry’s motion to adopt regulations supporting the development of offshore wind energy. The regulations concern the conditions for the main tender and the scope of the contest winner’s liability. […]

30 07, 2021

Peter van Dalen: The proper involvement of fishers must be the precondition for co-existence with OWF

By |2021-08-02T12:59:26+02:00July 30th, 2021|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen answers BalticWind.EU’s questions on cooperation between fishermen and emerging offshore wind industry. On July 7, 2021, Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the impact of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy systems on the fisheries sector. […]

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