7 06, 2022

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

By |2022-06-07T10:48:37+02:00June 7th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

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. [...]

3 06, 2022

Kacper Kostrzewa, OW: The meeting on 9th of June is meant to be a conversation and answer specific questions from suppliers

By |2022-06-04T12:01:49+02:00June 3rd, 2022|OPINIONS|

Ocean Winds - one of the world's largest offshore developers - will hold a Suppliers Day for potential suppliers of services and components for offshore wind farms in Poland on 9 June 2022 in a hybrid format. It is an opportunity for Ocean Winds to show its key position on the Polish market and answer [...]

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 [...]

8 02, 2022

Support scheme and concept for the 2nd offshore wind project – the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy targets for 2022

By |2022-04-21T11:00:26+02:00February 8th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania, as one of the Baltic countries, wants to use the opportunities of offshore wind energy development. The first offshore wind farm will be built by 2030, while renewables auction for the first offshore wind farm is planned for 2023. Offshore wind could cover up to a quarter of the energy consumed in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 12, 2021

SITE Development Day 2021: Environmental policy in Eastern Europe

By |2021-12-03T20:40:39+01:00December 8th, 2021|

This year’s SITE Development Day conference will focus on environmental policy in Eastern Europe, with a particular emphasis on global warming, energy transformation, and energy security. An increased awareness and sense of emergency around the challenge of global warming is reflected in events such as the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (Cop26). Yet, the [...]

7 12, 2021

Premiere of the “Green Hydrogen from Renewable Energy Sources in Poland” Report CONFERENCE + DEBATE

By |2021-12-03T20:44:47+01:00December 7th, 2021|

Analysis of the technical and economic feasibility of producing "green" hydrogen using wind power in Poland. The report will identify the main barriers blocking the development of large-scale production of "green" hydrogen. It will also present the impact of wind-powered hydrogen production on the National Power System. It will also describe the balance of benefits [...]

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 [...]

10 09, 2021

RWE plans to build offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-09-10T09:34:05+02:00September 10th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the RWE – Essen-based energy company – was awarded two offshore wind sites. In the North Sea, RWE was able to secure a lease (N-3.7) for an offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 225 megawatts (MW). A second site [...]

9 09, 2021

OWC to assess wind conditions for future German offshore wind tendering sites

By |2021-09-09T09:38:38+02:00September 9th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

Offshore wind consultancy OWC has been awarded a contract by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for two future German offshore wind tendering sites.  OWC, an AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) company, has assembled a team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, [...]

8 09, 2021

Port of Tallinn will lead the establishing of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure hub in Estonia

By |2021-09-08T09:14:03+02:00September 8th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Port of Tallinn has unveiled an ambitious plan to design the hub of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure in Estonia together with the partners, which would contribute to Estonia’s climate neutrality goals and increase the country’s competitiveness. It is also looking for the best ways to convert ferries to hydrogen [...]

7 09, 2021

AST and Elering will study the possible onshore connection sites for Elwind

By |2021-09-07T08:11:39+02:00September 7th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, PROJECTS|

The Transmission System Operators – Latvian AS Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST) and Estonian Elering AS, in scope of the ELWIND project, together with an Estonian consultant Skepast & Puhkim OÜ will carry out an in-depth study of possible onshore land line corridors towards the planned offshore wind park sites which have [...]

7 09, 2021

Global Offshore awarded array cable installation contract at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1

By |2021-09-07T08:21:31+02:00September 7th, 2021|DENMARK, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind [...]

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 [...]

2 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind continues to break new boundaries

By |2021-09-02T08:58:33+02:00September 2nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Offshore wind continues to break new boundaries – WindEurope said in a statement. Europe has 120 offshore wind farms already. The EU wants much more and sees offshore wind producing around 20% of our power by 2050. The first 6 months of this year have seen some significant developments which give confidence that this can be achieved. [...]

2 09, 2021

Port of Roenne selected as wind turbine installation port for Baltic Eagle offshore windfarm

By |2021-09-03T14:46:58+02:00September 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the offshore wind turbine V174-9.5 MW for the Baltic Eagle project situated in German waters 40 km west of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. The central position in the Baltic Sea is a factor for Port of Roenne A/S to secure another contract [...]

1 09, 2021

Iberdrola signs land lease agreement for Baltic Eagle operations building

By |2021-09-01T08:03:20+02:00September 1st, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola and the port of Sassnitz (Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH) have signed the lease agreement for the new operations and maintenance building that will serve the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, at a ceremony chaired by the Prime Minister of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig. The agreement delivers another important milestone in the offshore [...]

30 08, 2021

Michal Olszewski: The offshore wind construction projects are exposed to various risks

By |2021-09-04T12:28:02+02:00August 30th, 2021|INTERVIEWS, OPINIONS|

– The insurers must take into account many more potential risks – such as the risk related to the use of vessels, heavy cranes or e.g. the risk associated with varying wave heights. Due to the above-described reasons, the insurance market has created insurance terms and conditions dedicated and specific to offshore wind construction and [...]

27 08, 2021

High steel prices can hit the offshore wind energy

By |2021-08-30T09:20:28+02:00August 27th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Steel is an essential element in the development of renewable energy sources - there is no doubt about that. However, its significantly increasing price may be reflected in higher wind project implementation costs. The coming years will be a test for wind developers and manufacturers of wind turbines components. The rise in steel prices, driven [...]

25 08, 2021

Huisman will provide improved installation tools for the Orion ship

By |2021-08-25T21:02:35+02:00August 25th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Huisman, a global supplier of technical solutions, has signed a contract with DEME to supply installation tools for the Orion vessel used in offshore wind energy. The Orion installation vessel will operate, among others, at the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany in the Baltic Sea. Huisman and DEME specialists recently worked together [...]

24 08, 2021

Denmark has started environmental research at the energy island construction site

By |2021-08-25T09:08:35+02:00August 24th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Danish transmission operator Energinet has commissioned environmental studies to be carried out by Niras and Rambøll at the site of the two energy islands in the Baltic and North Seas. In the coming years, the populations of marine mammals, fish and birds during different seasons of the year are to be surveyed. Rambøll will [...]

23 08, 2021

Germany has started consultations on the expansion of the electricity grid

By |2021-08-24T08:21:17+02:00August 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The German regulator, the Federal Transmission Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur - BNetzA), started consultations in August for the second draft network development plan for its expansion until 2035. The BNetzA also presented its assessment of the infrastructure development. The power grid development plan for 2021-2035 includes measures to expand the German transmission network, which are necessary [...]

20 08, 2021

Port of Klaipeda is already adapted to the offshore wind energy sector

By |2021-08-24T08:20:28+02:00August 20th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The countries of the Baltic Sea region are fighting for a high share of domestic companies in the development of offshore wind farms. Ports will play an important role, as they will be burdened with efficient installations of offshore wind farms. This also applies to Lithuania, which has great aspirations in the offshore wind sector. [...]

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

New offshore wind regulations in Poland may exclude foreign companies

By |2021-08-22T23:06:05+02:00August 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The Polish media reached the unofficial version of the ordinance of the Minister of Infrastructure on the assessment of applications submitted in the adjudication proceedings regarding, among others, the requirements that must be met by companies investing in offshore wind farms in Poland. The new regulations may exclude foreign and private concerns from investing [...]

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, [...]

13 08, 2021

Damen Shipyards Group contract with Fairplay Towage Polska for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 ICE

By |2021-08-13T20:02:31+02:00August 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Fairplay Towage Polska for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 ICE. The company will use the versatile vessel to perform diverse operations, including in the offshore wind industry, in the Baltic and North seas. Damen is building the vessel in Poland. [...]

12 08, 2021

KGAL launches first impact fund under Article 9 to invest in RES and offshore wind

By |2021-08-12T09:19:16+02:00August 12th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

New fund classified as Article 9, the highest sustainability category under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation will focus on European greenfield renewable energy assets contributing to the EU Green Deal. The KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG to announce the launch of its first renewable energy Impact Fund, [...]

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. […]

6 08, 2021

Andris Vanags: Latvia has a lot of untapped potential in the wind sector

By |2021-08-19T10:43:02+02:00August 6th, 2021|LATVIA, OPINIONS|

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a package of legislative proposals setting out legislative tools to achieve Europe’s climate goals which will promote greener solutions, sustainability and energy independence. The main changes include improving the legislation to promote wider use of renewable energy, an elaborated and stricter system of emission [...]

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