Tag: baltic sea

Belgium’s Elia Expands OSW Transmission: To build first artificial energy island by 2026

In September 2022, Belgium and the other seven countries of the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) including Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands jointly announced that they had set an OSW capacity target of at least 76 GW by 2030, 193 GW by 2040 and 260 GW by 2050. As part of the joint statement, Belgium has agreed to a non-binding target of 6 GW of OSW capacity by 2030 and 8 GW by 2040.

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RWE submits 1.5 GW Polish offshore bid

RWE, a German energy company, has submitted a bid for a 1.5 GW offshore wind seabed permit in the Polish Baltic Sea’s 53.E1 area. The Freeboard I offshore wind farm will be situated 75 km from Ustka’s coast. RWE stated that it has created a one-of-a-kind strategy for the offshore area that focuses on efficient area co-usage, among other factors.

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Iberdrola begins construction of 476 MW offshore wind farm in Baltic Sea

The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has granted Iberdrola, a Spanish electric utility company, approval to build Baltic Eagle, the Baltic Sea’s largest offshore wind farm. With a capacity of 476 MW, Baltic Eagle will be able to generate enough clean energy to power 475,000 homes while avoiding over 800,000t of carbon emissions each year. By the end of 2024, the wind farm should be operational.

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Windcarrier wins turbine contract for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm

Vestas has handed Fred Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) contract for the shipping and installation of turbines for the 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The installation of the 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW machines will begin in 2024. This purchase is one of the three turbine transport and installation contracts that are worth up to Euro 124 million.The 476 MW Baltic Eagle project is being constructed by Spanish renewable company Iberdrola off the island of Rügen in German Baltic Sea waters. The project will cover an area of 40 km2 in total and supply electricity to about 475,000 households.

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Poland awards CfD for 2.5 GW Baltica Offshore Wind Farm

The Polish Energy Regulatory Office has awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) to the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm which is reported to be the largest offshore wind project in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. Its two phases, Baltica 3 and Baltica 2, would together have a cumulative capacity of up to 2.5 GW. The CfD was awarded at a maximum of PLN 319.60/MWh in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland and the Offshore Wind Act.

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