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 [...]

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 [...]

15 09, 2021

Michał Kurtyka: We want the greatest possible participation of Polish entrepreneurs in the development of offshore wind energy sector

By |2021-09-15T12:59:26+02:00September 15th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The energy potential of the Polish part of the Baltic Sea is considered to be one of the largest in the region. For this reason, offshore wind energy will be a key tool enabling the construction of a modern, zero-emission and safe energy system – says Michał Kurtyka, Minister of [...]

10 09, 2021

RWE plans to build offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-09-10T09:34:05+02:00September 10th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the RWE – Essen-based energy company – was awarded two offshore wind sites. In the North Sea, RWE was able to secure a lease (N-3.7) for an offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 225 megawatts (MW). A second site [...]

9 09, 2021

OWC to assess wind conditions for future German offshore wind tendering sites

By |2021-09-09T09:38:38+02:00September 9th, 2021|GERMANY, TOP NEWS|

Offshore wind consultancy OWC has been awarded a contract by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for two future German offshore wind tendering sites.  OWC, an AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) company, has assembled a team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, [...]

8 09, 2021

Port of Tallinn will lead the establishing of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure hub in Estonia

By |2021-09-08T09:14:03+02:00September 8th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Port of Tallinn has unveiled an ambitious plan to design the hub of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure in Estonia together with the partners, which would contribute to Estonia’s climate neutrality goals and increase the country’s competitiveness. It is also looking for the best ways to convert ferries to hydrogen [...]

7 09, 2021

AST and Elering will study the possible onshore connection sites for Elwind

By |2021-09-07T08:11:39+02:00September 7th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, PROJECTS|

The Transmission System Operators – Latvian AS Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST) and Estonian Elering AS, in scope of the ELWIND project, together with an Estonian consultant Skepast & Puhkim OÜ will carry out an in-depth study of possible onshore land line corridors towards the planned offshore wind park sites which have [...]

7 09, 2021

Global Offshore awarded array cable installation contract at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1

By |2021-09-07T08:21:31+02:00September 7th, 2021|DENMARK, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind [...]

6 09, 2021

DNV: The offshore wind energy market in Poland is evolving and our role is to support it

By |2021-09-06T11:35:26+02:00September 6th, 2021|OPINIONS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

The independent assurance company DNV was selected to certify the Baltic Power offshore wind farm project – one of the first offshore wind farms in Poland. We talk with company representatives about the prospects for the development of this sector in the Baltic Sea, the challenges of the newly emerging [...]

2 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind continues to break new boundaries

By |2021-09-02T08:58:33+02:00September 2nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Offshore wind continues to break new boundaries – WindEurope said in a statement. Europe has 120 offshore wind farms already. The EU wants much more and sees offshore wind producing around 20% of our power by 2050. The first 6 months of this year have seen some significant developments which give confidence that this can be achieved. [...]

2 09, 2021

Port of Roenne selected as wind turbine installation port for Baltic Eagle offshore windfarm

By |2021-09-03T14:46:58+02:00September 2nd, 2021|DENMARK, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the offshore wind turbine V174-9.5 MW for the Baltic Eagle project situated in German waters 40 km west of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. The central position in the Baltic Sea is a factor for Port of Roenne A/S to secure another contract [...]

1 09, 2021

Iberdrola signs land lease agreement for Baltic Eagle operations building

By |2021-09-01T08:03:20+02:00September 1st, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Iberdrola and the port of Sassnitz (Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH) have signed the lease agreement for the new operations and maintenance building that will serve the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, at a ceremony chaired by the Prime Minister of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig. The agreement delivers another important milestone in the offshore [...]

30 08, 2021

Michal Olszewski: The offshore wind construction projects are exposed to various risks

By |2021-09-04T12:28:02+02:00August 30th, 2021|INTERVIEWS, OPINIONS|

– The insurers must take into account many more potential risks – such as the risk related to the use of vessels, heavy cranes or e.g. the risk associated with varying wave heights. Due to the above-described reasons, the insurance market has created insurance terms and conditions dedicated and specific to offshore wind construction and [...]

27 08, 2021

High steel prices can hit the offshore wind energy

By |2021-08-30T09:20:28+02:00August 27th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Steel is an essential element in the development of renewable energy sources - there is no doubt about that. However, its significantly increasing price may be reflected in higher wind project implementation costs. The coming years will be a test for wind developers and manufacturers of wind turbines components. The rise in steel prices, driven [...]

25 08, 2021

Huisman will provide improved installation tools for the Orion ship

By |2021-08-25T21:02:35+02:00August 25th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Huisman, a global supplier of technical solutions, has signed a contract with DEME to supply installation tools for the Orion vessel used in offshore wind energy. The Orion installation vessel will operate, among others, at the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany in the Baltic Sea. Huisman and DEME specialists recently worked together [...]

24 08, 2021

Denmark has started environmental research at the energy island construction site

By |2021-08-25T09:08:35+02:00August 24th, 2021|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Danish transmission operator Energinet has commissioned environmental studies to be carried out by Niras and Rambøll at the site of the two energy islands in the Baltic and North Seas. In the coming years, the populations of marine mammals, fish and birds during different seasons of the year are to be surveyed. Rambøll will [...]

23 08, 2021

Germany has started consultations on the expansion of the electricity grid

By |2021-08-24T08:21:17+02:00August 23rd, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The German regulator, the Federal Transmission Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur - BNetzA), started consultations in August for the second draft network development plan for its expansion until 2035. The BNetzA also presented its assessment of the infrastructure development. The power grid development plan for 2021-2035 includes measures to expand the German transmission network, which are necessary [...]

20 08, 2021

Port of Klaipeda is already adapted to the offshore wind energy sector

By |2021-08-24T08:20:28+02:00August 20th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The countries of the Baltic Sea region are fighting for a high share of domestic companies in the development of offshore wind farms. Ports will play an important role, as they will be burdened with efficient installations of offshore wind farms. This also applies to Lithuania, which has great aspirations in the offshore wind sector. [...]

19 08, 2021

Experts from Société Générale to advise PGE on financing the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 farms

By |2021-08-20T13:25:39+02:00August 19th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

The Polish state-owned company PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna has selected a financial advisor to arrange and obtain financing for the construction of the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind farms. It is the French investment bank Société Générale. The selection of the financial advisor was carried out on the basis of the Polish [...]

18 08, 2021

Hydrogen electrolysis at sea. Germany consults the criteria for assessing marine projects

By |2021-08-18T09:26:45+02:00August 18th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On August 11, 2021, the German Ministry of Economy and Energy presented a draft regulation on the designation of other areas in the exclusive economic zone for energy production. This is about producing green hydrogen in Germany, where offshore wind power will play a major role. As we read on the website of the [...]

17 08, 2021

New offshore wind regulations in Poland may exclude foreign companies

By |2021-08-22T23:06:05+02:00August 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

The Polish media reached the unofficial version of the ordinance of the Minister of Infrastructure on the assessment of applications submitted in the adjudication proceedings regarding, among others, the requirements that must be met by companies investing in offshore wind farms in Poland. The new regulations may exclude foreign and private concerns from investing [...]

17 08, 2021

Polish recreational fishermen are concerned about the development of offshore wind farms

By |2021-08-22T23:02:12+02:00August 17th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

In countries planning the development of offshore wind farms, representatives of the fishing sector often protest loudly. Fishermen fear that the development of wind turbines will deprive them of their livelihood – wind turbines may be built in fishing areas or may limit their development. Similar voices are being raised not only in Estonia, [...]

13 08, 2021

Damen Shipyards Group contract with Fairplay Towage Polska for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 ICE

By |2021-08-13T20:02:31+02:00August 13th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Fairplay Towage Polska for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 ICE. The company will use the versatile vessel to perform diverse operations, including in the offshore wind industry, in the Baltic and North seas. Damen is building the vessel in Poland. [...]

12 08, 2021

KGAL launches first impact fund under Article 9 to invest in RES and offshore wind

By |2021-08-12T09:19:16+02:00August 12th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

New fund classified as Article 9, the highest sustainability category under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation will focus on European greenfield renewable energy assets contributing to the EU Green Deal. The KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG to announce the launch of its first renewable energy Impact Fund, [...]

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 [...]

11 08, 2021

The Lithuanian government has adopted a conclusion on offshore wind energy

By |2021-08-11T09:30:34+02:00August 11th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy announced that on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the government supported the ministry’s motion to adopt regulations supporting the development of offshore wind energy. The regulations concern the conditions for the main tender and the scope of the contest winner’s liability. […]

6 08, 2021

Andris Vanags: Latvia has a lot of untapped potential in the wind sector

By |2021-08-19T10:43:02+02:00August 6th, 2021|LATVIA, OPINIONS|

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a package of legislative proposals setting out legislative tools to achieve Europe’s climate goals which will promote greener solutions, sustainability and energy independence. The main changes include improving the legislation to promote wider use of renewable energy, an elaborated and stricter system of emission [...]

5 08, 2021

The local content indicator in Polish wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea can reach as much as 50 percent

By |2021-08-05T09:13:37+02:00August 5th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Polish decision-makers have long emphasized the issue of the involvement of Polish companies in the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. A report has been prepared which shows that the current potential of local content in the supply chain for offshore wind energy is estimated at 20-25 [...]

4 08, 2021

Newsroom: WindEurope’s response to the EC’s consultation on the new Guidelines on State aid for climate

By |2021-08-04T08:56:58+02:00August 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The EU’s climate neutrality requires 1,300 GW of wind power by 2050 and a doubling of the annual wind energy installation rates. EU State aid rules are key to creating the conditions for a cost-effective transition to a climate neutral economy. This consultation response outlines the recommendations of the European [...]

3 08, 2021

Newsroom: Finnish Wärtsilä to deliver solutions for OHT’s wind turbine installation ship

By |2021-08-03T08:57:26+02:00August 3rd, 2021|FINLAND, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply an integrated propulsion and dynamic positioning thruster solution, including the engines, a Wärtsilä NOx reducer emission abatement system, as well as steerable and tunnel thrusters to deliver optimum performance for vessel dynamic positioning in this new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). [...]

2 08, 2021

Newsroom: IRENA outlines action agenda on offshore renewables for G20

By |2021-08-02T08:59:49+02:00August 2nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Boosting offshore renewables will accelerate the energy transition and allow G20 countries to build a resilient and sustainable energy system, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Offshore Renewables: An Action Agenda for Deployment actively contributes to the G20 agenda by identifying actions which support the commercialisation of [...]

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. […]

30 07, 2021

Peter van Dalen: The proper involvement of fishers must be the precondition for co-existence with OWF

By |2021-08-02T12:59:26+02:00July 30th, 2021|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen answers BalticWind.EU’s questions on cooperation between fishermen and emerging offshore wind industry. On July 7, 2021, Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the impact of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy systems on the fisheries sector. […]

30 07, 2021

Newsroom: RWE deploys new software tool to optimise operations across offshore wind fleet

By |2021-07-30T07:00:38+02:00July 30th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with the Danish firm Systematic to deploy an innovative information management tool across its global fleet of offshore wind farms. The new system will be installed at RWE’s offshore wind projects in the UK first, followed by [...]

15 07, 2021

Newsroom: The partnership in Latvian wind industry grows – offshore wind energy attracts investors

By |2021-07-15T14:17:35+02:00July 15th, 2021|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Four new and significant members have joined the Latvian Wind Energy Association (LWEA) in the last six months – renewable energy project developer Sunly, number one offshore wind developer globally Ørsted, solar and wind farm developer European Energy and SIA Gaismas rati, a local company offering high altitude solutions. [...]

14 07, 2021

Morten Petersen: We need to simplify arduous permitting procedures and push for collaboration

By |2021-07-15T18:01:17+02:00July 14th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

On 1st July members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) debated a draft report by Morten Petersen on the European Union’s strategy for offshore renewable energy. We are asking the Danish Member of European Parliament for a comment on the report. […]

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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