20 10, 2021

VIND 2021

By |October 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 [...]

28 09, 2021

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

By |September 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 [...]

22 09, 2021

PKN ORLEN appoints financial advisor for the Baltic Power

By |September 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. […]

15 09, 2021

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

By |September 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 |September 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 |September 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 |September 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 [...]

2 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind continues to break new boundaries

By |September 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. [...]

1 09, 2021

Iberdrola signs land lease agreement for Baltic Eagle operations building

By |September 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 |August 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 |August 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 |August 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 [...]

23 08, 2021

Germany has started consultations on the expansion of the electricity grid

By |August 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 [...]

19 08, 2021

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

By |August 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 [...]

17 08, 2021

New offshore wind regulations in Poland may exclude foreign companies

By |August 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 |August 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, [...]

6 08, 2021

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

By |August 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 [...]

4 08, 2021

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

By |August 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 |August 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 |August 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 [...]

15 07, 2021

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

By |July 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. [...]

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