4 10, 2022

BEMIP: Energy from the Baltic Sea will reduce dependence on Russia

By |October 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Energy from wind farms in the Baltic Sea and increased electrification of the region is a way to strengthen security of energy supply and ultimately to reduce dependence on fossil fuels imported from Russia - such was the conclusion of a recent webinar by the BEMIP (Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan) working group. However, in [...]

21 07, 2022

CRIST and Baltic ZEV Hub present their potential to the United Arab Emirates

By |July 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

In early July 2022, a meeting was held at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Warsaw between representatives of the Polish shipyard Crist, Synlift and the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster (BSSC). The meeting was hosted by Ahmed Al-Mansouri, Second Secretary of the UAE Embassy. The topic of discussion was the matter of [...]

20 07, 2022

RWE Renewables joins Lithuanian Maritime Cluster

By |July 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

German investor RWE Renewables has joined the Lithuanian Maritime Cluster. The new cluster member is the world’s second largest business organization in terms of installed capacity of offshore wind farms and one of the largest energy companies in Europe. […]

20 07, 2022

Port of Klaipeda draws inspiration from Port of Mukran development

By |July 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Representatives of the Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda visited the German Port of Mukran, which is a base used for the construction of offshore farms in the Baltic Sea. The Port of Klaipeda wants to become a hub of resources needed for an offshore wind farm project in Lithuania. Accordingly, representatives of the Klaipeda port authority [...]

19 07, 2022

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

By |July 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

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 [...]

19 07, 2022

Port of Klaipeda hopes to strengthen cooperation with German seaports

By |July 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Representatives from the Ministry of Economics and Innovation of Hamburg, ports of Lübeck, Brunsbüttel and Hamburg, visited the port of Klaipeda. During the visit, the delegates were presented with the development directions of the Port of Klaipeda and the ongoing and planned development projects. […]

18 07, 2022

Finnish government makes key decisions for Korsnäs and Tahkoluoto offshore wind farms

By |July 18th, 2022|PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS|

The Finnish government has granted the state-owned company Metsähallitus permission to lease state-owned coastal properties for wind energy production at the Korsnäs offshore wind farm project and the expansion project of the existing Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm. […]

18 07, 2022

SWEA: Swedish armed forces should facilitate wind power expansion

By |July 18th, 2022|SWEDEN, SWEDEN, SWEDEN, SWEDEN, SWEDEN, SWEDEN|

Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Vindenergi) has issued a position statement on the opinions issued by the Swedish armed forces on offshore wind energy projects. Since 2017, Sweden’s armed forces have rejected 9 out of 10 offshore wind farm projects. Such actions could significantly limit the development of the offshore wind sector in Sweden. [...]

15 07, 2022

WindEurope: Negative bidding in German offshore wind law threatens supply chain

By |July 15th, 2022|GERMANY|

The German Parliament has adopted a new Offshore Wind Law (WindSeeG). It makes important changes to the design of Germany’s offshore wind auctions. It established two different types of auctions, one of which involves negative bidding with no caps on the amounts developers bid. This is bad: uncapped negative bidding means additional costs for electricity [...]

14 07, 2022

Lithuania strengthens energy cooperation with the US

By |July 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Lithuanian Minister of Energy, Dainius Kreivys, has signed an agreement providing for enhanced cooperation between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania. The cooperation includes achieving Lithuania’s energy security and climate-neutral energy transition goals. […]

12 07, 2022

Cloudberry partners with Hafslund for the Stenkalles offshore wind project

By |July 12th, 2022|TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Cloudberry Clean Energy has entered into a binding term-sheet for the sale of 50% of shares in Cloudberry Offshore Wind AS, to form a 50/50 joint venture with Hafslund AS. Cloudberry Offshore Wind AS indirectly owns the 100 MW shallow-water wind project Stenkalles Grund in the lake of Vänern in south-central Sweden (SE3). The transaction [...]

11 07, 2022

Semco wins service contract for offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |July 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

In 2022-2027, Semco Maritime will perform service assignments on the Arcadis Ost 1 project’s offshore substation, which Semco Maritime has been responsible for designing and implementing all electrical systems on during the construction phase. The project is expected to be commissioned in late 2023 and will contribute 257 MW of green energy to the European [...]

8 07, 2022

wpd starts implementation of the Gennaker offshore wind project

By |July 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

With the conditional order of 103 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines with up to 9 MW capacity each and the start of the main soil investigation at each individual turbine location, wpd has started the realization of the Gennaker offshore wind farm located 15 kilometers off the Baltic Sea coast near the Darß peninsula. At [...]

8 07, 2022

RWE and Siemens Gamesa join forces to boost Polish offshore wind industry

By |July 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

7 07, 2022

50Hertz: Starting shot for Ostwind 3 approval procedure

By |July 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The application documents for the section in the EEZ relate both to the construction and operation of the approximately 24-kilometre-long submarine cable and to 50Hertz’s own transformer platform at the Windanker wind farm. The planning approval authority – the BSH – is currently checking the documents for completeness.  […]

6 07, 2022

European Energy to start deliver green hydrogen to Port Esbjerg

By |July 6th, 2022|DENMARK|

European Energy is going to start delivering green hydrogen to Port Esbjerg starting from the first half of 2023 from its production facilities in Esbjerg. The supply of green hydrogen to Port Esbjerg will be produced at European Energy’s wind farm in Måde near Esbjerg. – We are honored to be selected as the first [...]

5 07, 2022

Baltic grid operators discuss winter energy demand

By |July 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

At the end of June in Tallinn, representatives of electricity system operators from the Baltic Sea region discussed energy production and demand during the winter. The situation is unique in the context of the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the countries cutting off Russian fossil fuel imports. […]

5 07, 2022

Latvia starts its two-year chairmanship of HELCOM

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As of 1 July 2022, Latvia will be the Chair of HELCOM until 30 June 2024. The chairmanship rotates between Contracting Parties every two years, in alphabetical order. […]

1 07, 2022

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

By |July 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

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. [...]

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|

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|Uncategorized|

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

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

By |June 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 |June 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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 |June 27th, 2022|REGULATORY, REGULATORY, REGULATORY, REGULATORY|

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

Arcadis Ost offshore substation installed

By |June 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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

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

By |June 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS|

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|

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|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 |June 21st, 2022|OPINIONS|

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 [...]

21 06, 2022

OCEaN call for a strong EU Restoration Law

By |June 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

NGOs, wind industry and Transmission System Operators (TSOs), working collaboratively in OCEaN, call for a strong EU Restoration Law with clear and quantifiable legally binding targets, as well as implementation and enforcement rules that enable ecologically-sound offshore wind and electricity deployment. […]

17 06, 2022

Baltic Power Forum 2022 – meeting with project stakeholders

By |June 17th, 2022|POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, POLAND, 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 [...]

16 06, 2022

Lithuanian Energy Agency on the path of offshore wind development 

By |June 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Lithuanian Energy Agency (LEA) plays one of the key roles in the development of offshore wind energy in Lithuania. In response to questions, the agency tells BalticWind.EU its tasks, role, and challenges in 2022.  The commentary was originally published in BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Lithuania Q1 2022. […]

16 06, 2022

Rytis Kėvelaitis: Key milestones in Lithuanian energy and offshore wind market

By |June 16th, 2022|LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA, LITHUANIA|

Rytis Kėvelaitis, CEO of Energy Unlimited, summarizes for BalticWind.EU the first three months in the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. As he said, the key milestone is the adoption of the renewable energy law amendments regarding offshore wind.  The commentary was originally published in BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Lithuania Q1 2022. […]

15 06, 2022

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

By |June 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

13 06, 2022

Siemens Gamesa: Green hydrogen will ensure Europe’s energy security

By |June 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

One of the leading component manufacturers in the offshore wind sector, Siemens Gamesa, has published a white paper entitled “Unlocking European Energy Security”. The authors of the publication argue that the development of the hydrogen economy will not be possible without rapid implementation of RES. Green hydrogen is the key to unlocking energy security in [...]

10 06, 2022

Artur Ambrożewicz: Polish offshore wind sector needs technicians

By |June 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

That is the training mission of Vulcan Training & Consultancy. The representatives of the training company focus primarily on the safety of offshore workers. – We teach how to work safely at height, how to give advanced first aid, what to do in case of a fire, how to get out of a smoky turbine [...]

9 06, 2022

New report on effects of offshore wind farms on marine life

By |June 9th, 2022|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 |June 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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. […]

7 06, 2022

Iberdrola seeks suppliers for Baltic Eagle project

By |June 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Iberdrola is organising an IBERDROLA B2B Supplier Day on June 7 in Rostock. The Spanish developer is seeking service and component suppliers for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm project among companies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. […]

7 06, 2022

Baltic RCC began operations. The center will coordinate the development of electric power systems

By |June 7th, 2022|ESTONIA, ESTONIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LATVIA|

The Baltic Regional Coordination Centre (Baltic RCC) has officially started operations in Tallinn. An executive was elected for this purpose. The purpose of the center will be to coordinate the planning of the development of electricity systems as well as some of the day-to-day activities of the operators to guarantee the security of electricity supply. [...]

6 06, 2022

Port of Klaipeda begins construction of infrastructure for offshore wind

By |June 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The port authority of the Lithuanian Port of Klaipėda have signed an investment agreement with Klaipėda Sea Cargo Company (Klasco). The agreement concerns the construction of port infrastructure necessary for the development of a planned offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Investment in infrastructure on the Smelte peninsula could amount to around €27 million. [...]

2 06, 2022

Offshore wind turbines will be larger and more economical than predicted

By |June 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) research center leaned into offshore wind technology development. It has grown significantly in recent years. Leading industry experts predict that wind farms (onshore and offshore) will be much higher and more economical in 2035 than originally predicted. Forecasts of wind technology development are crucial for developers of [...]

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