6 10, 2022

RWE bids for offshore wind seabed permit in Poland

By |October 6th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Poland is going ahead with its offshore wind build-out program by starting a competitive  process for an offshore wind seabed permit within 53.E1 area in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE is in  the race and has submitted a bid for the up to 1.5-gigawatts (GW) site, located around  75 kilometres off the coast of [...]

5 10, 2022

French experience and Polish local content: we are all constantly learning and looking for synergies

By |October 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

On the 13th of September 2022 a unique event: the "Polish-French Offshore Day" was held at the Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Incubator STARTER. It combined a meeting of the Pomeranian Platform for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Baltic Sea and a segment focused on presenting the French experience gained during 10 years of the formation [...]

30 09, 2022

“DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind”: Electrical Components as an integral part of wind farms

By |September 30th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Power systems and electrical components are an integral part of wind farms. The issues related to these elements constitute the main topic of research and engineering works for future offshore wind farm projects, also in Poland. Experts from DNV and Hitachi Energy Poland Sp. z o.o. shared their insights on [...]

30 09, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |September 30th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

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. The [...]

29 09, 2022

Sustainable offshore wind supply chain development: Cooperation will be key to achieve expansion goals

By |September 29th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore Wind has gathered momentum in Europe and the United States, where governments in several markets significantly accelerated and increased their expansion plans for offshore wind and green hydrogen. With a declaration signed today by six organisations and associations from Europe and the United States on the occasion of the [...]

26 09, 2022

Baltic Power secures contracts for key components of the offshore wind farm

By |September 26th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

76 turbines, each with a capacity of 15 MW, will make up the Baltic Power wind farm. The Company has signed further reservation agreements with suppliers of key elements of the farm, including wind turbines, export cables and the onshore substation. The project is being developed jointly by ORLEN Group and Northland Power, with [...]

21 09, 2022

DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind: design, verification and certification of offshore power substations

By |September 21st, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Offshore electricity substations were one of the key topics that experts focused on during the first “DNV Technical Seminar on Electrical Systems for Offshore Wind”. Experts from DNV and Semco Maritime presented the subject of design, verification and certification of offshore power substations in offshore wind farm projects. […]

15 09, 2022

Smulders and Haizea to cooperate in Baltic Power

By |September 15th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

Smulders and Haizea Bilbao S.L. have signed a Selected Supplier Agreement under which the two companies – subject to them concluding on the final contract – will cooperate for the supply and fabrication of more than 70 transition pieces for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in the Polish Baltic [...]

12 09, 2022

PG expands offshore wind power cooperation with PGE Baltica

By |September 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

PGE Baltica, the company responsible for the implementation of the PGE Group’s Offshore Programme, will be a partner in the 6th edition of the Offshore Wind Energy postgraduate studies conducted at the Gdańsk University of Technology. A letter of intent signed with university authorities on Thursday, 8 September 2022, paves [...]

2 09, 2022

Danish Energy Agency launches consultation on six more location applications under open-door program

By |September 2nd, 2022|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, REGULATORY|

As of 4 April 2022, the Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) has received 47 applications within the framework of the so-called open-door program. 16 of them were rejected due to overlap with state land reservations. The agency has received a number of applications for very large projects (capacity of more than [...]

2 09, 2022

Bornholm Energy Island – an agreement between Denmark and Germany on implementation of project to supply up to 4.5 million homes with electricity

By |September 2nd, 2022|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Denmark and Germany have agreed to complete the planned Bornholm Energy Island, after Ministers Habeck and Jørgensen gave the green light for it to be annexed to their countries. Once established in 2030, the Energy Island will be the first of its kind that can supply 3.3 to 4.5 million [...]

31 08, 2022

The Marienborg Declaration: Baltic Sea Countries declare more cooperation in offshore wind

By |August 31st, 2022|DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, GERMANY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, REGULATORY, SWEDEN|

On 30 August 2022 the Heads of Governments and Energy Ministers of the 8 countries around the Baltic Sea signed the Marienborg Declaration. They committed to new volumes for the build-out of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea and agreed to cooperate more closely on it and on energy more [...]

23 08, 2022

Poland supports Ukraine’s wind power sector

By |August 23rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The outbreak of war in Ukraine has also affected the energy sector, including the wind industry. Russian hostilities are frequently targeting critical infrastructure, including wind installations. Poland is supporting Ukraine and their wind industry. A special platform called Work4Wind has recently been launched to help Ukrainian wind workers find jobs [...]

22 08, 2022

RGI-WindEurope-OCEaN Conference: How to reconcile offshore wind farm development with marine ecosystem restoration

By |August 22nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI), WindEurope and the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) will hold a conference in Brussels on October 19. The meeting will discuss challenges and possible solutions to accelerate the deployment of offshore energy infrastructure while restoring European marine ecosystems. […]

15 08, 2022

Sweden’s acceleration in offshore wind energy

By |August 15th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Over the last few months the Swedish Government has made important announcements on offshore wind. Sweden does not yet use the full offshore wind potential its large coastlines offer. But they want to make up the lost ground. And the wind industry is lining up impressive gigawatt-scale projects in Swedish [...]

11 08, 2022

German offshore wind energy – summary

By |August 11th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The following text is published courtesy of the author Benjamin Wehrmann and the Clean Energy Wire website. Author: Benjamin Wehrmann, Clean Energy Wire Offshore wind power has been the last of several renewable power technologies rolled out at a large scale in Germany’s energy transition but has shown its ability [...]

9 08, 2022

Edgaras Maladauskas: The biggest challenge will be the development of port infrastructure in Klaipeda

By |August 9th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Lithuanian Wind Power Association (LVEA) has been operating in Lithuania since 2005. It brings together investors in the wind energy sector, including offshore wind energy and supply chain companies. Deputy Director, Edgaras Maladauskas, talks about the organization’s plans for 2022 in a commentary for BalticWind. EU. […]

4 08, 2022

Marlinks enters German market with Arcadis Ost 1

By |August 4th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Marlinks has won a contract to monitor the condition of cables for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany. Arcadis Ost is located in an area of the Baltic Sea with difficult seabed conditions. Topsoil accelerates the movement of the submarine cable into the lower soil layers and increases [...]

2 08, 2022

GWEC: 5-point plan to accelerate RES development

By |August 2nd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released a roadmap for policymakers to chart a way out of the current energy crisis and climate change. The five-point plan, “Accelerating renewables to achieve energy security, affordability and climate action”, addresses the need to restore order to energy markets while meeting climate goals [...]

25 07, 2022

Virginijus Sinkevičius: Eutrophication remains a major environmental threat to the Baltic Sea and affects the entire ecosystem

By |July 25th, 2022|EDITOR'S CHOICE, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Paweł Wróbel: The Nature Restoration Law will set restoration targets and obligations across a broad range of ecosystems at land and sea in the EU. How is this to work in practice for marine areas? Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries: The proposal includes targets on marine ecosystems. We will be looking [...]

19 07, 2022

Baltic Power secures contract for transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines

By |July 19th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS|

A company from the ORLEN Group has signed a reservation agreement with a Danish company Cadeler for the transportation and installation of around 70 turbines for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, a joint project between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power Inc. In the next steps, the company will select suppliers of turbines, foundations, internal [...]

15 07, 2022

WindEurope: Negative bidding in German offshore wind law threatens supply chain

By |July 15th, 2022|GERMANY, OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The German Parliament has adopted a new Offshore Wind Law (WindSeeG). It makes important changes to the design of Germany’s offshore wind auctions. It established two different types of auctions, one of which involves negative bidding with no caps on the amounts developers bid. This is bad: uncapped negative bidding means additional costs for electricity [...]

12 07, 2022

Cloudberry partners with Hafslund for the Stenkalles offshore wind project

By |July 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 [...]

11 07, 2022

PKN ORLEN and Klaipėdos Nafta establish cooperation in the field of offshore wind energy

By |July 11th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

KN (Klaipėdos Nafta AB), the operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and the companies of the largest Polish oil group ORLEN, ORLEN Neptun I and Energa Wytwarzanie, signed a letter of intent on the possibility of cooperation in the provision of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for wind farms in the Baltic [...]

11 07, 2022

Semco wins service contract for offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |July 11th, 2022|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

In 2022-2027, Semco Maritime will perform service assignments on the Arcadis Ost 1 project’s offshore substation, which Semco Maritime has been responsible for designing and implementing all electrical systems on during the construction phase. The project is expected to be commissioned in late 2023 and will contribute 257 MW of green energy to the European [...]

5 07, 2022

Baltic grid operators discuss winter energy demand

By |July 5th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

At the end of June in Tallinn, representatives of electricity system operators from the Baltic Sea region discussed energy production and demand during the winter. The situation is unique in the context of the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the countries cutting off Russian fossil fuel imports. […]

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