12 07, 2022

Cloudberry partners with Hafslund for the Stenkalles offshore wind project

By |2022-07-19T01:38:59+02:00July 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, 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 [...]

1 07, 2022

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

By |2022-06-28T08:57:27+02:00July 1st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN|

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. [...]

9 06, 2022

New report on effects of offshore wind farms on marine life

By |2022-06-09T09:25:13+02:00June 9th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, 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. […]

12 05, 2022

Hexicon and Elia Grid International collaborate on integrating offshore farms with onshore grids

By |2022-05-12T09:35:15+02:00May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) join forces to connect the wind energy produced by Floating Offshore Windfarms (FOW) to the onshore grid, and that on a global scale. The two companies will develop concepts and projects to integrate large scale floating offshore wind parks into the onshore power systems. The 5-year long cooperation consists [...]

11 05, 2022

Norwegian Deep Wind Offshore starts up in Sweden

By |2022-05-11T08:34:12+02:00May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Norwegian company, Deep Wind Offshore recognizes massive potential and great opportunities in the Swedish offshore wind market and is establishing its own company in Sweden.  The aim is to promote and create local jobs and work with local suppliers to build a strong and robust supply chain for offshore wind industry. In the first phase, [...]

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 [...]

11 04, 2022

Lhyfe and wpd to produce of green hydrogen in connection with offshore wind farm in Sweden

By |2022-04-11T09:25:04+02:00April 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The renewable green hydrogen supplier Lhyfe and the wind power developer wpd Offshore Sweden AB have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly establish and directly connect a facility for green hydrogen production to wpd’s planned offshore wind farm Storgrundet in Söderhamn municipality, Sweden. […]

20 12, 2021

Geophysical and environmental studies for Södra Midsjöbanken wind farm completed

By |2021-12-20T11:02:49+01:00December 20th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

German energy company RWE has announced that geophysical and environmental studies for the Södra Midsjöbanken offshore wind project have been completed. This is RWE’s largest project in the Nordic region, involving the construction of an offshore farm about 100 km from the Swedish mainland towards the Polish border. The total [...]

1 11, 2021

Vattenfall explores new ways to quantify biodiversity

By |2021-11-01T08:43:05+01:00November 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Vattenfall and French based CDC Biodiversité, a leading European organization in biodiversity assessments, have started a collaboration to assess Vattenfall’s biodiversity footprint. This is an important step for Vattenfall on the journey to secure a net positive approach for nature by 2030. […]

29 10, 2021

Lina Kinning, SWEA: The transparent and open dialogue will be crucial in Swedish offshore grid development

By |2021-10-30T22:52:53+02:00October 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government announced in October that electricity system operator Svenska Kraftnät would be tasked with developing the offshore transmission grid in connection with plans to develop offshore wind power. Lina Kinning, offshore energy and European policy expert at the Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA), in a commentary for BalticWind.EU [...]

27 10, 2021

Swedish fishermen concerned about offshore wind development plans

By |2021-10-26T22:41:56+02:00October 27th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The Swedish government announced in October that electricity system operator Svenska Kraftnät would be tasked with expanding the transmission grid in offshore areas in connection with plans to develop offshore wind power. National fishermen were concerned about the announcements. They have issued a letter to the government on this issue. [...]

27 10, 2021

The European Patent Office intends to grant Hexicon patent for a floating wind power platform

By |2021-10-25T15:25:33+02:00October 27th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

The European Patent Office (EPO) has confirmed its intention to grant Hexicon a European patent for the company’s floating wind power platform with tilted towers. EPO has also examined a third-party submission, similar to the objection filed against the patent already granted in Sweden, and did not find it relevant, [...]

20 10, 2021

VIND 2021

By |2021-08-03T17:57:53+02:00October 20th, 2021||

VIND will this year become a hybrid event, a digital conference with the possibility to meet and watch seminars live at The Brewery in Stockholm. Everything will be made accessible for English-speaking participants. Over 1000 visitors create Scandinavia’s largest annual meeting place for the wind power industry. The digital arena includes (in addition to the seminar stream) meeting opportunities, roundtable [...]

19 10, 2021

Finland should explore ways to improve competitiveness of offshore wind energy

By |2022-04-08T09:21:49+02:00October 19th, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

A few days ago, the Swedish government announced that it had instructed operator Svenska Kraftnät to begin preparatory work before expanding the offshore transmission grid for offshore wind development. Sweden’s plans have been addressed by the Finnish Wind Power Association, which states in a release that if Finland is late [...]

13 10, 2021

Cloudberry wants to develop 2.5 GW wind farms in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-14T10:52:10+02:00October 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Nordic company Cloudberry is planning to strengthen its business portfolio in the area of offshore wind energy. The target of the independent developer is the Baltic Sea. The Nordic renewable energy producer has hired Charlotte Bergqvist, who will assist Cloudberry in exploring investment opportunities. Cloudberry is an Oslo-based company active in the renewable energy market [...]

4 10, 2021

Green Investment Group takes over Kattegatt offshore farm project in Sweden

By |2021-10-05T22:26:08+02:00October 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Leading renewable energy developer Green Investment Group (GIG), has acquired the rights to the Kattegatt offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Falkenberg Municipality in the Halland region of Sweden. Green Investment Group, owned by investment giant Macquarie, has acquired the rights to the Kattegatt offshore wind farm from investor Agrivind AB. The [...]

1 10, 2021

1.5 GW Skåne wind farm to be built in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-10-04T10:49:32+02:00October 1st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

Danish wind industry tycoon Ørsted has plans to build a 1.5 GW Skåne offshore wind farm. It has already completed an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the project - documents are awaiting approval. The Skåne offshore wind farm will be located about 22 kilometers south of Skåne. The electricity will be able to cover [...]

28 09, 2021

Local authorities and the military are against a wind farm off the south coast of Sweden

By |2021-09-27T00:21:46+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The developer Kustvind plans to build the Sydkustens wind farm in the waters of the Baltic Sea, 8-15 km from the coast in the territorial sea within the municipalities of Skurup and Trelleborg. Local authorities object to the offshore farm. According to the Swedish media, the investor will have to [...]

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 [...]

2 08, 2021

Newsroom: Swedish Hexicon completes Wave Hub Ltd acquisition for offshore floating wind technology demonstrator

By |2021-08-02T08:48:15+02:00August 2nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon, a leading technology and project developer in floating wind farms, has completed its acquisition of the Wave Hub renewable energy test site in Cornwall, South West England, paving the way for Hexicon’s first deployment of its Twinwind floating foundation technology in UK waters by 2025. […]

26 07, 2021

Offshore wind energy can benefit the environment, but needs to be developed skillfully

By |2021-07-26T12:30:18+02:00July 26th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsforeningen), the largest and oldest environmental association in Sweden, presented a report on the development of wind energy in Sweden. Wind energy has many advantages – it is competitive and has minimal impact on the climate. But a strong expansion of wind energy also [...]

21 07, 2021

Newsroom: A strong result and a development drives the transition for Vattenfall

By |2021-07-21T08:39:16+02:00July 21st, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

Vattenfall’s President and CEO Anna Borg comments on the interim report for January-June 2021. “Achieving our goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation requires that we cooperate with customers and other partners – also outside of the energy sector. Partnerships therefore have a central role in Vattenfall’s strategy”, says [...]

14 07, 2021

Swedish municipalities’ veto for wind projects only at the beginning of the investment

By |2021-07-17T12:18:54+02:00July 14th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

Sweden’s environment ministry has focused on municipalities’ right to object to the construction of wind farms. For this purpose, a special team was set up to study the consequences of its removal or to present a different alternative. It turned out that the optimal proposal was presented against the previous [...]

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