Baltic Sea News


Heerema Installs Substation at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2023

Heerema Marine Contractors has installed the offshore substation topside on a four-legged steel jacket foundation at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm site in Germany, using its Thialf semi-submersible crane vessel.The offshore substation…

Nord Stream Pipeline Blast Inquiries Ongoing, Denmark, Sweden, Germany Tell UN

Feb 23, 2023

Investigations by Denmark, Germany and Sweden into explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines have not yet concluded, the three countries said on Tuesday as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the September incident.Russia, which called for the meeting…

Russia Urges Sweden to Share Nord Stream Investigation Findings

Feb 21, 2023

Russia renewed its calls on Sweden late on Monday to share its findings from the ongoing investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year. The U.N. Security Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss 'sabotage'…

Equinor, EnBW in German Offshore Wind Farm Collaboration

Feb 17, 2023

Norway's Equinor and German energy group EnBW plan to jointly develop offshore wind farms in Germany, the two companies announced on Friday.Germany, which seeks to cut its reliance on fossil fuel, in November raised its national renewable energy target to 80% of power generation by 2030…

Vattenfall to Build 1.3GW Offshore Wind Farm in Finland

Dec 20, 2022

Vattenfall and Metsähallitus have joined forces to build and run Finland's first major offshore wind farm. The project will be built at Korsnäs, off the west coast of Finland. It will have a capacity of 1.3 GW and could produce 5 TWh per year…

Project Launched to Explore Building Offshore Hydrogen Pipeline in Baltic Sea

Dec 16, 2022

The Swedish company OX2 said Friday it was, with partners, exploring the possibility of developing a new offshore hydrogen pipeline infrastructure to connecting Finland, Åland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.OX2 has reached an agreement to explore…

First Turbine Installed at Arcadis Ost 1 Wind Farm Using "Unique" Floating Installation Method

Dec 02, 2022

Heerema Marine Contractors has recently installed the first of 27 Vestas V174 – 9.5MW turbines at the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, offshore Germany, using a floating installation method, for which the parties involved say is unique…

Germany and Norway Want NATO to Protect Subsea Infrastructure after Nord Stream Attacks

Dec 01, 2022

The leaders of Germany and Norway said on Wednesday they would jointly ask NATO to coordinate the protection of Europe's subsea infrastructure in light of the suspected attacks on the Nord Stream gas pipeline network.European countries have…

New JV Eyes Floating Wind Projects in Sweden, Finland

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore wind developers Eolus and Simply Blue Group have created a joint venture, SeaSapphire, under which they plan to develop floating offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. SeaSapphire is starting the early development of four commercial…

Russia to Wait for Full Nord Stream Damage Assessment Before Any Repair Decision

Nov 18, 2022

Russia will wait until a full damage assessment to the Nord Stream gas pipelines is done before deciding on any repairs, if any, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.Swedish investigators have found traces of explosives at the site of the damaged Nord Stream pipelines…

Traces of Explosives Found at Nord Stream Pipelines, Sweden says

Nov 18, 2022

Investigators have found traces of explosives at the site of the damaged Nord Stream pipelines, confirming that gross sabotage had taken place, a Swedish prosecutor said on Friday. Swedish and Danish authorities are investigating four holes in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines…

Nord Stream Operator Gets OK to Survey Seabed in Danish Waters

Nov 11, 2022

Nord Stream AG, the operator of the ruptured Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, has been granted permission to survey an area in Danish waters, the Danish Geodata Agency told Reuters on Thursday.The operator has already sent a chartered ship to waters…

Sweden to Further Investigate Nord Stream Pipeline Damage

Oct 28, 2022

Sweden has ordered additional investigations to be carried out of the damage done last month to the two Nord Stream pipelines, the prosecutor in charge of the case said in a statement on Friday. Sweden and Denmark have both concluded that four leaks on Nord Stream 1 and 2 were caused by explosions…

Pipeline Blasts Leave Nord Stream in Insurance Limbo

Oct 25, 2022

With the mystery of the blasts that destroyed undersea gas pipelines between Russia and Germany unsolved, Nord Stream 1's insurers and reinsurers are grappling with how to respond to hundreds of millions of dollars in potential claims. Munich…

Ocean Winds' Offshore Wind Project in Poland Gets Environmental Decision

Oct 24, 2022

Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Portugal's main utility EDP and French company Engie, said Monday that its BC-Wind project in the Polish section of the Baltic Sea had received the “Environmental Decision,” meaning that the project successfully…

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