16 05, 2022

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

By |2022-05-16T10:35:25+02:00May 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 [...]

27 04, 2022

The Nordic Hydrogen Route in the Gulf of Bothnia region will be developed. Wind turbines play an important role

By |2022-04-27T13:05:34+02:00April 27th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Two Nordic entities – Gasgrid Finland and Nordion Energi – will launch the Nordic Hydrogen Route, the first large-scale cross-border hydrogen network in Europe. The companies are looking to develop pipeline networks that would transport the energy carrier from producers to consumers. Wind energy – onshore and offshore – will [...]

25 04, 2022

N-Sea completes environmental baseline survey for Södra Midsjöbanken offshore wind farm

By |2022-04-25T08:45:30+02:00April 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

RWE Renewables is currently developing the 1600MW Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Södra Midsjöbanken located in the southern Baltic Sea. N-Sea, along with their partner Ocean Ecology, were contracted for late season provision of vessel, equipment, and personnel to perform a geophysical site survey and environmental baseline survey, as well as [...]

21 04, 2022

2022 possibly a record year for offshore wind in Europe

By |2022-04-21T12:10:34+02:00April 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

According to estimates by an energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy, offshore wind capacity additions in Europe will break records in 2022. The dynamics will be driven mainly by offshore wind development in the UK. The projects in the Baltic Sea will be visible on the European offshore [...]

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. [...]

18 04, 2022

Easter Package will accelerate offshore wind development in Germany

By |2022-04-18T09:00:52+02:00April 18th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

At the beginning of April, the German government adopted the so-called Easter Package at the request of Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck. This is the largest change to the country’s energy policy regulations in decades. According to the premise, the Easter Package [...]

15 04, 2022

Nature surveys for Korsnäs offshore wind farm will start in spring

By |2022-04-15T11:10:34+02:00April 15th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Metsähallitus is a state-owned company that manages one-third of Finland’s land and water areas. The Finnish entity has announced that the onshore and offshore nature surveys needed for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Korsnäs offshore wind farm will start in the spring. Wind measurements will also continue on [...]

15 04, 2022

Energy island at Bornholm to support local production of Power-to-X fuels

By |2022-04-15T05:42:40+02:00April 15th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The international consortium Bornholm Bunker Hub is launching a process to find partners and customers seeking to accelerate decarbonisation and refuel vessels with sustainable fuels. Local production of Power-to-X fuel is achievable when the Energy Island at Bornholm is established around 2030 with at least 2 GW of offshore wind [...]

14 04, 2022

H-BLIX: Construction of 1 GW in offshore wind turbines in Poland could generate 4,000 jobs

By |2022-04-14T12:00:37+02:00April 14th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

H-BLIX is an independent onshore and offshore wind consulting firm with offices in, amongst others, the Netherlands or Poland. The center reported on Linkedin that according to its latest calculations, the rate of local content at 25 percent, the development and construction of an offshore wind farm with a capacity [...]

14 04, 2022

Simply Blue Group wants to develop floating technologies in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea

By |2022-04-14T13:52:39+02:00April 14th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A blue economy developer Simply Blue, based in Cork, Ireland, is one of the pioneers of floating wind technology and blue economy solutions. The investor has applied to the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure for a concession of the offshore wind 60.E.4 location, which is currently the deepest area in the [...]

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 [...]

6 04, 2022

GWEC: Wind industry needs a political breakthrough

By |2022-04-06T09:49:55+02:00April 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to the latest Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report, the wind industry noted its second best year in terms of new installed capacity. Experts estimate that scaling up development to realize climate neutrality requires a breakthrough in national policies. […]

6 04, 2022

Demand for workers in German offshore wind sector is growing rapidly

By |2022-04-06T06:00:32+02:00April 6th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Accelerated offshore wind development pleases the German business, but it is a major challenge for the industry. Companies in the supply sector need to take steps to upskill current employees and provide necessary training. These are the conclusions of the Institute for Trend and Market Research wind:research, which presents data on the wind energy [...]

4 04, 2022

German shipyards will be the determinant of offshore wind development in Germany

By |2022-04-04T08:39:02+02:00April 4th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

More than 40 senior representatives from politics, trade unions, business, and science discussed the role of the shipyard in the development of offshore wind energy at the MV Werften site in Rostock-Warnemünde. The development of the offshore wind sector in Germany will depend on the health of the maritime industry, [...]

31 03, 2022

Litgrid: We are preparing for integration of offshore wind into the Lithuanian grid

By |2022-03-29T23:00:32+02:00March 31st, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Lithuania’s electricity transmission system operator has summarized 2021 and published a set of financial statements. Litgrid reports that they have successfully met their targets for electricity supply reliability and strategic project execution. Litgrid is also preparing for the integration of offshore farms that will appear in the Baltic Sea. [...]

29 03, 2022

Nordic operators will support the Baltic power system in case of failure

By |2022-03-29T13:13:44+02:00March 29th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The CEOs of Scandinavian grid companies Energinet, Fingrid, Statnett, and Svenska kraftnät discussed the electricity system operators’ preparation for a possible aggravation of the situation in the Baltic Sea region and its impact on the Baltic transmission system, according to a release from Finnish operator Fingrid. […]

28 03, 2022

Poland’s first Executive MBA program for the offshore wind sector launched

By |2022-03-28T23:37:23+02:00March 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

March 25 marked the launch of the first Executive MBA program for the offshore wind energy industry in Poland, at the Gdynia Maritime University. Education of Polish offshore leaders was undertaken by the Offshore Wind Energy Center, also in Gdynia. BalticWind.EU will support the organizers as a media partner. [...]

28 03, 2022

The data measurements are the way to go for designing and operating offshore wind structures

By |2022-03-28T08:44:47+02:00March 28th, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Ramboll together with Aalborg University have delivered a PhD project that provides greater reliability upon the design and operational phase of offshore wind farms. The results show how measurement data based on the digital twin technology can help operators save money, reduce CO2 emissions, and increase lifetime of offshore wind [...]

28 03, 2022

Sweden’s climate policy framework must be a “plan to accelerate action”

By |2022-03-28T08:20:42+02:00March 28th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Swedish Climate Policy Council presented the latest edition of its annual report assessing the effectiveness of the government’s climate change efforts to the Minister for Climate and the Environment, Annika Strandhäll. According to experts, there is a need for better coordination of the activities of state bodies and greater efficiency [...]

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. [...]

25 03, 2022

Energy deficit could put the brakes on Gävleborg’s green revolution. Will wind energy help?

By |2022-04-08T08:56:10+02:00March 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government has begun work to accelerate the energy transition, including the development of offshore wind power. Incremental generation capacity is crucial in the age of electrification. Industrial regions such as Gävleborg are facing problems with energy deficits. This is where wind energy can help. […]

24 03, 2022

Wind turbines in Finland are the key to self-sufficiency and independence from Russia

By |2022-04-08T09:00:05+02:00March 24th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association (FWPA), the domestic wind power industry will see strong growth in installed capacity later this year. The strengthening of energy independence is in line with the EU’s announcement of efforts to reduce fossil fuel imports from the Russian Federation following the invasion of [...]

24 03, 2022

BASREHRT – Sweden and Baltic countries hold roundtable talks on RES and hydrogen

By |2022-03-24T10:04:19+01:00March 24th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

There is no longer any doubt that wind energy in the Baltic Sea region will play a key role in the development of green hydrogen production. Recently, the BASREHRT project – the Baltic Sea Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Experts Roundtable – was launched. It is a platform for cooperation in [...]

23 03, 2022

Latvia rejects Ørsted’s wind project, the government wants to look for ELWIND site

By |2022-03-23T17:49:52+01:00March 23rd, 2022|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Latvian government has decided to reject an application from Danish RES developer Ørsted, in cooperation with Estonian partner Eesti Energia, related to the construction and location of an offshore wind farm in Latvian waters. The decision is driven by the need to find a suitable location for the Latvian-Estonian [...]

22 03, 2022

New WindSeeG project – industry submits comments, wind energy development momentum needed

By |2022-04-08T09:00:40+02:00March 22nd, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Germany is currently working on a draft offshore wind energy law (WindSeeG). The Federal Association of Wind Farm Operators Offshore (BWO) has submitted comments and recommendations to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action on measures to accelerate offshore wind development. […]

21 03, 2022

Poland has started work on the implementation of Sector Deal premise for offshore wind energy

By |2022-04-08T09:16:00+02:00March 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY|

In September 2021, the Polish government and the offshore wind industry signed the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal for offshore wind development in Poland. The main objective of the groundbreaking document is to maximize the local content of wind turbines development in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. In March, [...]

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 [...]

8 03, 2022

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

By |2022-03-08T11:53:33+01:00March 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

Gdynia will provide education of key personnel for the development of wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-03-08T10:22:32+01:00March 7th, 2022|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

A groundbreaking Offshore Wind Energy Center has been established at Gdynia Maritime University. This is where the future workforce that will build the offshore wind sector in the Baltic Sea will be educated. In March, the first groundbreaking managerial studies are launched. We talk to the creators of the Executive Offshore Wind MBA in Poland. [...]

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

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 [...]

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