Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden have signed a joint declaration to collaborate and accelerate the offshore wind projects for the Baltic Sea.
During an offshore wind conference held in Szczecin, Poland, hosted by the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW), eight high-level representatives from the Baltic Sea countries and European Commission signed the declaration. This declaration states that offshore wind energy production is an essential produce to reach national and international climate and energy targets.
The collaboration is expected to strengthen the political, economic and technological integration of the region. Furthermore, the declaration states the parties will work together to create a level playing filed for investors in offshore wind and market access.
The Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) High-level Group is now tasked to operationalise the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Declaration. The group will draft a work programme for the development of offshore wind development across the Baltic Sea. The plan must be inclusive off national policies set out in the National Energy and Climate Plans as well as EU policy developments. The presentation of this programme is planned for the first half on 2021.
The eight countries must take a coordinated approach to maritime planning, taking into account other uses of the sea space and environmental protection. Mentor IMC Group provides project resourcing solutions across all energy sectors globally via our regionally based offices. Register your CV with Mentor IMC Group today and be the first to know about new opportunities in the offshore wind market!
by Elise Reid