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The Estonian government will not issue a building permit to the developer of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Estonian Baltic Sea, citing national security concerns as the reason for the decision. The 600MW Saaremaa offshore wind farm is being developed by Saare Wind Energy OU. The company proposes to erect 100 turbines in the 6-megawatt class off […]
The Estonian Government has confirmed the Estonian Energy Development Plan until 2030 (ENMAK), that sets out a plan for renewable energy to have a share of 50% in the domestic electricity consumption and 80% in the heat generated in Estonia.
The Tallinn Circuit Court has rejected an appeal filed by opponents of an up to 1.1GW offshore wind farm planned to be installed in Estonian Baltic Sea waters, thus upholding the decision from a first tier court made earlier this year, according to the Baltic News Service.
Estonian wind technology company Eleon is aiming to develop a wind turbine with a capacity of more than 10MW and has filed an application with the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme to develop its technology.
WindEurope signed the Baltic Sea Declaration on offshore wind in Tallinn, Estonia, on 28 September.
Estonian wind energy developer Nelja Energia and the Hiiu municipality on the Hiiumaa Island have signed a cooperation agreement to build Estonia’s first offshore wind farm.
The council of the Hiiu municipality in Estonia has approved a cooperation agreement with Nelja Energia and Hiiumaa Offshore Tuulepark, developers of the Loode-Eesti offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea near Hiiumaa Island.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday between the Parish Government of Hiiumaa Island and Nelja Energia AS, with an aim to develop Estonian first offshore wind farm. The parish governor Georg Linkov signed the agreement with Martin Kruus, CEO of Nelja Energia’s and a board member of Hiiumaa Offshore Windfarm Ltd. In line […]
Offshore wind plans for Estonia were discussed at the country’s first offshore wind conference held on the 29th and 30th of October, 2013 in Hiiumaa. Wind energy producers are looking at offshore wind possibilities in the Baltic Sea off Hiiumaa and Pärnumaa, according to Estonian Public Broadcasting news site. Environmental and other studies are not […]
As a part of a plan to build a wind farm in the waters near the Kihnu island, Eesti Energia has ordered a EUR 100,000 marine study, writes Eesti Rahvusringhääling news portal. Namely, the University of Tartu’s Marine Institute will conduct a study on how wind turbines would affect the Baltic herring. Henn Ojaveer, researcher […]
On Tuesday, 11th of June, Nelja Energia opened the Ciuteliai wind farm in Lithuania. It is Lithuania’s largest wind farm with a total capacity of 39.1 MW. Martin Kruus, the Chairman of the Board of Nelja Energia said the company invested approximately 57.4 million Euros in developing the new wind farm. The estimated annual production […]
Estonia could get an offshore wind farm that would be one of the largest ones in the world, with the capacity of 2.7 GW. On March 26, Baltic Blue Energy OÜ, a company owned by energy businessman Endel Siff, submitted an application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for the construction of offshore wind turbines […]
Poland The first efforts aiming at the development of the offshore wind farms in Poland took place in the last decade but were unsuccessful due to controversial location (within Natura2000), unfavourable legislation and the lack of relevant knowledge of public administration. Development of the technology and successful implementation of investment projects in other EU countries […]
Freenergy and Vardar Eurus, Estonia’s largest wind farm companies, have merged into NeljaEnergia OÜ. The new company will operate 17 wind farms in three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. “In the next years, we will invest 150 million euros in Baltic renewable energy, to which the cost of an offshore wind farm will be […]
Since Monday, the research group has been conducting observation flights over the Gulf of Riga, including the island of Saaremaa and Ruhnu, with the task of the Estonian-Latvian Cooperation Program to identify suitable sites for a future offshore wind farm construction, reports Saarte Hääl. “The aim is to map, together with Latvians, the locations of […]
Offshore wind energy is an innovative new industry, which by creating thousands of jobs and intensive investments gives Europe a necessary impulse for economic growth. It can also provide the missing pieces in the energy and climate puzzle that Europe needs to solve urgently. What I brought home from EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 – the world’s […]
Lately BLRT Marketex and Sure Wind Marine Ltd entered into contract to build four 19,5 m wind farm catamarans. The catamarans are available for projects throughout Europe and built to DNV class and dual UK MCA and German Stability rules to ensure full flexibility. “This is first major contract for BLRT Marketex in wind farm […]
Initially planned as a modest information exchange seminar, the Wind Power Conference held in Estonia in the end of October turned into an international wind energy conference. More than 150 people visited the event during the two days dedicated to wind energy in Tallinn. In addition to local participants there were visitors also from Sweden, […]
Estonia’s state owned electricity producer Eesti Energia has plans to build an offshore wind farm that could cost around 23 billion kroons… By Toomas Hõbemägi (balticbusinessnews) [mappress] Source: balticbusinessnews, July 29, 2010;
Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. A/S has entered into an agreement on the sale of AB “BALTIJOS” LAIVŲ STATYKLA and UAB “BALTIC ENGINEERING CENTRE”… [mappress] Source: bsr, July 07, 2010;
On 18 December, the European Council adopted its position on a directive of reaching at least 27% of renewable energy share in the European Union’s energy consumption by 2030.
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After a likely record year in 2017 with 14GW, offshore wind energy in Europe continues its growing process with expectations that it will reach 25GW by 2020.
E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute and in favour of E.ON Climate and Renewables. Deepwater Wind Teams Up with Tesla for 144MW OWF in Massachusetts Deepwater Wind unveiled plans for its newest project off the […]
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Frisia-Offshore GmbH has added another 22-metre catamaran – the Wind Force III – to its fleet of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs). The Wind Force III is identical to the company’s 2009-built Wind Force I and the 2013-built Wind Force II. The new CTV will join the sister ships in transferring offshore technicians from Germany’s mainland […]