6 07, 2022

Vattenfall and Preem to explore potential for offshore wind and green hydrogen development

By |2022-07-05T12:36:39+02:00July 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Swedish developer Vattenfall and Swedish fuel producer Preem will jointly explore opportunities to develop a value chain linking offshore wind and hydrogen with the refining industry on Sweden’s west coast. Investors want to explore the possibility of a rapid transition away from fossil fuels – from 2030 at latest. […]

30 06, 2022

Construction of Aurora Line begins – a new interconnector between Finland and Sweden

By |2022-06-30T08:00:49+02:00June 30th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Fingrid, Finnish transmission system operator, and Svenska kraftnät, Swedish grid operator, are jointly preparing a new electricity transmission line between Finland and Sweden. Construction of the 380 km long transmission line, called the Aurora Line, and the substations, that will be part of the project, will begin this year in Finland. […]

4 05, 2022

SWEA: Permitting phase includes 67 TWh of offshore wind potential

By |2022-05-04T11:28:52+02:00May 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

According to the Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA), a total of 67 TWh of offshore wind power is in the permitting phase. Projects for which permit applications are currently pending could be commissioned in as little as six years, but then the permitting processes will need to be streamlined and coordinated, the Swedish industry organization [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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. […]

26 02, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 4

By |2022-02-26T15:57:41+01:00February 26th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 4 of our weekly podcast, summarising the most important news of the week, is ready to listen. You can listen to the new episode of  "This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes" on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. This podcast is prepared by especially for those who have [...]

19 02, 2022

This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes – Episode 3

By |2022-02-19T11:56:25+01:00February 19th, 2022|AUTHORS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Episode 3 of our weekly podcast, summarising the most important news of the week, is ready to listen. You can listen to the new episode of  "This week in Baltic Offshore Wind in 5 minutes" on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. This podcast is prepared by especially for those who have [...]

4 02, 2022

The Gulf of Bothnia has the potential to become the most important hydrogen cluster in Scandinavia

By |2022-02-04T01:38:17+01:00February 4th, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Researchers at Finland’s LUT University of Applied Sciences, commissioned by St1 and Fortum, have mapped the conditions necessary for electricity production in the Perämeri region. The region has great potential to become a center for carbon-free steel, fuel, and chemical production. This development will require a significant increase in wind [...]

31 01, 2022

The European Union will support the second phase of projects within the framework of synchronization of the Baltic States

By |2022-01-31T14:00:54+01:00January 31st, 2022|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, SWEDEN|

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) coordination committee has positively assessed and approved the application submitted by the transmission system operators from the Baltic countries – Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland. The financial aid will reach 170 million euros. […]

11 01, 2022

Sweden could lead the Baltic region in ‘green’ steel production

By |2022-07-07T09:20:12+02:00January 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Produkcja stali i morska energetyka wiatrowa to dwa obszary, które są coraz bardziej zależne od siebie. Nie będzie wiatraków bez stali, natomiast „zielonej” stali – bez produkcji OZE i bezemisyjnego wodoru. Pierwsze kroki w bezemisyjnej produkcji stali poczyniła Szwecja i to właśnie ten kraj może zostać liderem regionu Morza Bałtyckiego [...]

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