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 [...]

27 01, 2022

GWO: The offshore wind industry can expect rapid expansion of global standard training

By |2022-01-27T13:44:26+01:00January 27th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Global Wind Organization is the industry organization responsible for safety training standards for more than 90,000 wind energy workers worldwide. Training standards are a guarantee of the safety of employees in the RES sector and for the quality of wind projects. We ask GWO about 2022 forecasts for the offshore wind industry. Read the [...]

26 01, 2022

Marco Nix: Offshore hubs and hybrid wind projects could lead the way towards an increasingly growing meshed offshore grid

By |2022-01-26T15:48:55+01:00January 26th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS|

Electricity grid operators play a key role in offshore wind development. The future of windmills in European seas depends on the work and development of the grid. German operator 50Hertz knows this very well. Marco Nix, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of 50Hertz, responsible for the offshore business, answers BalticWind.EU questions. [...]

26 01, 2022

Poland launches another concession granting procedure for offshore wind

By |2022-01-26T06:01:05+01:00January 26th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

On 21 January 2022, Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure published three announcements regarding new offshore wind energy concessions. Three additional offshore areas will soon be available to next operators. Some companies have communicated that they will not participate in the concession proceedings, while others have already confirmed their participation. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

27 12, 2021

Finnish Metsähallitus launches partner selection for its 1.3 GW Korsnäs offshore wind power project

By |2021-12-27T16:31:41+01:00December 27th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Finnish state-owned enterprise Metsähallitus is releasing preliminary market information and launching its partner selection process for the planned 1.3 Gigawatt (GW) Korsnäs offshore wind power project. Metsähallitus is looking for a responsible and experienced partner to accelerate the development, construction and operation of the wind farm. Metsähallitus will invite both [...]

27 12, 2021

Janusz Gajowiecki: Today we can become electrified and make it as cheap as possible

By |2021-12-27T08:15:59+01:00December 27th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

Poland is currently a thriving market for renewable energy sources, in particular wind energy. The country has aspirations to develop offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. Such large deposits of emission-free energy open up the opportunity to develop green hydrogen production. In Copenhagen, we talked to Janusz Gajowiecki, President [...]

23 12, 2021

Electric City 2021 participants voted the most promising startup in the wind sector

By |2021-12-22T02:28:08+01:00December 23rd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Electric City 2021 conference was the perfect opportunity for startups to showcase their latest innovations in the wind sector within the ‚Innovation Park’ block. The winner was Anker Foundations – the startup received the ‚Best Startup Award’ for its innovative, sustainable solutions in the development of prefabricated foundations for [...]

23 12, 2021

Claude Turmes: The Baltic Sea with the North Sea will be the place to be to move faster into offshore wind

By |2021-12-23T11:04:52+01:00December 23rd, 2021|OPINIONS|

Claude Turmes, Luxembourg’s Minister of Energy and Minister for Spatial Planning in a commentary for BalticWind.EU talks about the Baltic Sea’s potential for offshore wind energy. As he notes, there are challenges in building the transmission grid, but Poland, for example, can be a champion of offshore wind energy. Finland [...]

22 12, 2021

Giles Dickson: The wind industry is ready to deliver the huge volumes needed to electrify our economies

By |2021-12-22T11:12:38+01:00December 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

In our latest interview with Giles Dickson, we ask about the Electric City 2021 conference held in Copenhagen and the challenges of wind energy development in Europe. The interview appeared on BalticWind.EU latest report straight from Copenhagen.  Which topics brought wind industry representatives to Copenhagen this year? Renewables are now around 40% of the [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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