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 [...]

12 01, 2022

BSH wants to designate additional areas for offshore wind farms Consultations are ongoing

By |2022-01-12T10:03:41+01:00January 12th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) started the procedure for updating the marine spatial plan for offshore wind energy development (FEP) in December 2021. Comments can be submitted until January 18, 2022. The German government’s goal of expanding 70 GW by 2045 requires the development of additional areas [...]

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 [...]

31 12, 2021

Ditlev Engel: We are technology optimistic. DNV expects a massive scaling of global energy, including the Baltic Sea 

By |2021-12-28T15:12:25+01:00December 31st, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

DNV plays a key role in the development of the offshore wind industry. Through its unique technological expertise, it supports developers to increase the efficiency of offshore projects at different stages of their development. DNV also provides certification services to the RES industry. We talked about the development of offshore [...]

29 12, 2021

Remigiusz Nowakowski: In Copenhagen we talked about the potential of green hydrogen in Poland 

By |2021-12-28T14:16:01+01:00December 29th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND|

During the Electric City 2021 conference the wind industry also discussed the development of RES in the context of green hydrogen production. Poland has big aspirations. The premiere of the report „Green hydrogen from RES in Poland” was announced in Copenhagen on 7 December. In Copenhagen, we talked to Remigiusz [...]

28 12, 2021

The commercial scale-up of floating wind farms requires a change of mindset about O&M

By |2022-01-07T23:24:51+01:00December 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY CORNER|

WORLD FORUM OFFSHORE WIND (WFO) published its White Paper Challenges and Opportunities of Major Maintenance for Floating Offshore Wind. The report is the result of one year’s worth of monthly discussions between participating WFO members during meetings of WFO’s Floating Offshore Wind Committee on the topic of floating wind major [...]

7 10, 2021

A key moment for Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle. Ostwind 2 project receives final approval

By |2021-10-07T22:36:27+02:00October 7th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

German electricity system operator 50Hertz announced that it has received the final, long-awaited approval for its Ostwind 2 infrastructure project in mid-September 2021. The operator received the decision for a 700-meter cable section connecting the Arcadis Ost 1 transformer platform. Ostwind 2 is a project by German operator 50Hertz designed to connect the Arcadis Ost [...]

6 10, 2021

Dillinger delivered 45,000 tons of heavy plates for Kriegers Flak project

By |2021-10-16T22:14:07+02:00October 6th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

September 6 proved to be a milestone for the Baltic Sea as the 604 MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm project was officially inaugurated. German steelmaker Dillinger boasted that it was the company that supplied the 45,000 tons of heavy plate needed for the monopiles used in the Kriegers Flak project. The popular Kriegers [...]

6 10, 2021

Skepast&Puhkim to prepare environmental impact assessment for Liivi wind farm

By |2021-10-06T11:20:19+02:00October 6th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia has announced that work has begun on the environmental impact assessment of the Liivi offshore wind farm, which will be built in the waters of the Gulf of Riga. A consulting firm Skepast&Puhkim is responsible for preparing the assessment. The Liivi offshore wind farm will be located about 10 km [...]

5 10, 2021

Windmill expansion in the Baltic Sea requires international cooperation on bird conservation

By |2021-10-05T11:53:01+02:00October 5th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

BirdLife International, a global federation of organizations dedicated to the conservation of wild bird species, has prepared a complex study on the impact of offshore wind farms on bird populations in the Baltic and North Seas. The key is marine spatial planning, based on scientific research and expert knowledge. The report „Impact of offshore wind [...]

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 [...]

30 09, 2021

Obstacles on Polish way to 11 GW offshore wind energy (RELATION)

By |2021-10-04T10:51:28+02:00September 30th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

BalticWind.EU was an institutional patron of the 7th Energy Congress organised by the think-tank DISE Energy. Our representative, Managing Director Paweł Wróbel, together with industry representatives and experts from the offshore wind sector, discussed the development of offshore wind energy in Poland. They all agreed that the road to the planned 11 GW is [...]

29 09, 2021

Wind Denmark calls for green energy policy plan

By |2021-09-30T09:30:36+02:00September 29th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

Danish wind energy association Wind Denmark presented a series of proposals to accelerate the expansion of wind and solar power at the Vindtræf 2021 industry conference. Denmark needs huge amounts of energy from RES to meet its growing electricity demand by 2030. "Wind Denmark estimates that 70-110 billion kWh of electricity will be needed in [...]

29 09, 2021

The offshore wind energy potential in Germany exceeds 60 GW

By |2021-09-27T00:28:25+02:00September 29th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The German OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE foundation has prepared an analysis of the demand and potential for the production of green hydrogen in combination with offshore wind energy in Germany. Calculations show that based on the new maritime spatial development plan, more than 60 GW of offshore capacity can be installed if all [...]

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 [...]

28 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind is essential for the just transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Poland

By |2021-09-28T08:26:51+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The [...]

27 09, 2021

WindEurope: Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm

By |2021-09-27T10:15:56+02:00September 27th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

On 16 August WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the kick-off meeting of the ELWIND project, the joint Estonia/Latvia project to develop a hybrid offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Dickson gave an introduction about offshore wind developments in Europe and shared the experience of past and existing [...]

23 09, 2021

The German plan for the development of the EEZ in the Baltic and North Seas has entered into force

By |2021-09-23T09:24:55+02:00September 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Interior (BMI) announced that on September 1, 2021, the site development plan for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea has entered into force. It defines an area for offshore farms with a total capacity of [...]

22 09, 2021

PKN ORLEN appoints financial advisor for the Baltic Power

By |2021-09-22T09:12:00+02:00September 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

​A consortium comprising Pekao Investment Banking and Green Giraffe has been mandated as financial advisor for the offshore wind farm project Baltic Power. The two companies will be responsible for raising funding for the project, which is due to start in 2023, with commercial operation planned in 2026. […]

22 09, 2021

The contract for Petrel Explorer for works in the Baltic Sea was extended once again

By |2021-09-23T14:30:20+02:00September 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

In June, we informed that the Norwegian seismic research company Green Energy Group (SeaBird Exploration Plc) will execute its first contract in the offshore wind energy sector. The contract covers the charter of the Petrel Explorer vessel, that is, a floating hotel. The company announced another contract extension. […]

20 09, 2021

The BWO appeals to create the conditions for ambitious hydrogen production using offshore wind energy

By |2021-09-20T18:24:51+02:00September 20th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Green hydrogen will play a key role in the future energy supply system. Areas that are difficult to electrify can only be decarbonised with hydrogen. This results in high demand for green hydrogen. “We therefore appeal to the future federal government to create the conditions for ambitious hydrogen production using [...]

20 09, 2021

Vestas intends to cease production at three European factories

By |2021-09-20T23:39:51+02:00September 20th, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

To accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and improve wind energy’s competitiveness, Vestas continues to develop and optimise the products and solutions which offer to customers as well as expand partnerships with specialised partners in our supply chain. The ongoing integration of Vestas onshore and offshore business is a key [...]

16 08, 2021

Offshore Technology Conference 2021

By |2021-07-22T22:25:10+02:00August 16th, 2021||

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. […]

23 07, 2021

Lithuania is looking for a way to create a hydrogen economy. Will it take into account offshore wind energy?

By |2021-07-23T07:56:27+02:00July 23rd, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy is looking for a contractor for extensive and in-depth research on the development and use of hydrogen until 2050. This country is watching other countries in the Baltic Sea region that are developing, among others, offshore wind energy and plan to use energy from the [...]

22 07, 2021

Newsroom: Latvian teams triumph in the first online hackathon in the Baltics – HACK DIGITALSEA’21

By |2021-07-22T16:35:29+02:00July 22nd, 2021|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The first online hackathon «HACK DigitalSea’21» in the Baltics was launched in 3-4 of July, where participants sought innovative solutions to the acute challenges for sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea. In two of the three categories, the awards worth 4000 EUR were won by teams from Latvia – PurOceans [...]

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