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Lithuanian state-owned energy company Lietuvos Energija has received initial interest from ten potential partners to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Lithuania and abroad. Lietuvos Energija initiated an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in February to find an experienced partner and jointly develop offshore wind projects within the European Economic Area. The ten potential partners who responded to the call are all ''European offshore wind market […]
Lithuania's state-owned energy company Lietuvos Energija is seeking strategic partners to jointly develop offshore energy projects internationally and domestically. The company has issued a call for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) to find an experienced partner and jointly develop offshore wind projects within the European Economic Area. The decision on potential partners is expected by the end of the year. Lietuvos Energija plans to […]
The Lithuanian Cabinet has approved amendments to the country's renewable energy law aimed at kick-starting development of offshore wind power generation in the Baltic Sea. Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičiaus said that this is a long-term project and that the construction of the first wind farms off the country's Baltic coast is expected to start after 2020. […]
Open Access Centre for Marine Research, a subdivision of Lithuanian Klaipėda University, has introduced its new marine research vessel capable of carrying out multipurpose marine investigations, including those for offshore renewable energy. In March 2015, the new R/V MINTIS was built in Klaipeda and is now operated by the Centre's Fleet and Field Research Laboratory. The laboratory provides services […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lithuania could partially replace nuclear power with wind energy, both onshore and offshore, Lithuania Wind Power Association said. In a non-binding referendum, over 60% of Lithuanian voters rejected the building of a nuclear reactor as a replacement for Ignalina atomic plant, which was closed under an agreement that followed accession to the European Union. The […]
WindEurope signed the Baltic Sea Declaration on offshore wind in Tallinn, Estonia, on 28 September.
Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner is set to become technical manager of Wind Lift I. The company's Offshore Department headed by Robert Fowler will be responsible for managing the jack-up vessel starting from April.
Lithuania's Gridin's Group and Finnish Levator Oy have been working on primary steel structures for 30 transition pieces (TPs) to be installed at the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Scottish North Sea. The two companies were hired to manufacture the steel components by Denmark's Bladt Industries last autumn. The three companies had previously collaborated on a similar […]
Wind accounted for 51% of all new power installations in the European Union in 2016, connecting a total of 12.5GW to the grid across the 28 EU Member States – 10.923MW in onshore and 1,567MW offshore, WindEurope reports.
In two days, more than 100 conference participants will get a comprehensive view of issues related to renewable energy production in the Baltic Sea at WINDFORCE Baltic Sea. Eight theme sessions and 30 international speakers will deal with nearly everything in the value-adding chain, from research, installation and logistics to financing, grid connection and political […]
The European Energy Security Strategy, published today, shows that policymakers have opted to swap dependency on Russia for unstable regions in the Middle East and North Africa, while largely neglecting increased production of renewables as a key option for energy independence, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) stated. The European Commission has ignored its own 2030 […]
The programme for WINDFORCE Baltic Sea is impressive. In two days, more than 100 conference participants will get a comprehensive view of issues related to renewable energy production in the Baltic Sea. Eight theme sessions and 30 international speakers will deal with nearly everything in the value-adding chain, from research, installation and logistics to financing, […]
The Nordic Baltic group of shipyards, part of the BLRT Grupp, cannot be accused of acting as an old age pensioner, despite its 100 year history. The group follows the various developments in the wind energy market with interest and is ideally placed in Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK, where it is all happening. “Customers come to us because they prefer customised […]
The Baltic Sea has great offshore wind potential. The development of offshore wind resources will be vital for many of the Baltic nations, as they look to meet their commitments to boost renewable energy generation. GL Garrad Hassan, part of the GL Group's renewables business segment, has presented a new report outlining the potential for […]
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 […]
BLRT Grupp, one of the biggest industrial holdings in the Baltic States, and Gamesa, global technological leader in design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, through the intermediary of Energy Worldwide Holding, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore cooperation opportunities. The document confirms both companies' mutual interest in further detailed exploration of […]
Media and Crisis Management Ltd (MCM) was among the key speakers to 400 delegates at the RenewableUK Health & Safety 2012 conference in Manchester earlier this month. Presenting at the session on Safety & Emergency Response in Offshore Wind, Matthew Sharp, Managing Director of MCM, told delegates that building offshore wind farms had already proven […]
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 […]
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, […]
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) today published its scenarios for onshore and offshore wind power deployment in the EU, ahead of the European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050, due to be published later this year. "Wind energy will more than triple its power output by 2020 with 194 billion Euros invested in European onshore […]