31 05, 2022

Wind energy – way to energy independence of Ukraine

By |2022-05-31T06:01:48+02:00May 31st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

During this year’s edition of the most important event of the wind energy sector, WindEurope Bilbao 2022, we could not miss a discussion on the war in Ukraine and its impact on the energy sector. The European wind industry stands in solidarity with Ukraine, especially the energy sector. Dynamically changing [...]

25 05, 2022

Estonia to start processing 20 applications for permits to build offshore wind farms

By |2022-05-25T14:34:50+02:00May 25th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) has announced that it will start the procedure of analyzing applications for construction permits for 20 offshore wind farms. On May 12, the Estonian government passed the Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan, which gives TTJA the opportunity to carry out procedures for [...]

25 05, 2022

Foreign ministers to meet in Norway in first CBSS Ministerial Session since nine years

By |2022-05-25T07:29:27+02:00May 25th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other high-level representatives from the Baltic Sea region will meet in Kristiansand, Norway on 24-25 May 2022 during the 19th Ministerial Session of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) – its first ministerial session in nine years.  Organised by Norway, which currently holds the presidency of the CBSS, the meeting will be attended by the CBSS member states: Denmark, Estonia, [...]

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. [...]

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. […]

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 [...]

1 03, 2022

Energy sector’s responsibility in the face of war in Ukraine

By |2022-03-08T12:49:20+01:00March 1st, 2022|OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Last week, when Russia brutally attacked Ukraine triggering a war just across the border of the European Union, is a moment in history when the development of the offshore wind industry must also be viewed through the prism of these tragic events. Ukraine's independence has been compromised, and so has Europe's security. In this context, [...]

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 [...]

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