Offshore wind energy is discussed at an international event in France


The Freeport of Ventspils Authority continues to gain an understanding of the wind energy industry and fully master the potential of wind energy. Last week, the largest international offshore wind energy event Seanergy 2024 took place in Nantes, France, in which Kaspars Liepiņš, the developer of the Green Energy Cluster of the Freeport of Ventspils Authority, also participated, to learn about the latest developments regarding the offshore wind industry.

“After the organizers’ invitation, the Freeport of Ventspils Authority participated in the conference Seanergy 2024, discussing the importance of ports and their crucial role in expanding offshore wind energy. As part of the discussion, we used a great opportunity to present the concept of creating an offshore wind service terminal – a project of the Freeport of Ventspils – to a wide audience of offshore wind energy,” said K. Liepiņš.

During the event, the participants had the chance to engage in several networking activities to learn the examples of representatives of the wind industry and ports of other countries and to find partners in the sectors necessary for the port’s growth. Special emphasis was placed on how France is trying to increase the use of offshore wind energy, discussing not only the performance of ports but also ways to ensure lower prices and guarantee investor safety.

Such conferences strengthen partnerships with representatives of the wind energy industry in other countries and help to find solutions for creating the necessary infrastructure for building wind parks on land and at sea, jointly progressing towards the future of renewable energy.

It has already been reported that in the spring of this year, the Freeport of Ventspils Authority became a full member of the largest European wind energy association WindEurope, as well as the Latvian Wind Energy Association. Thanks to the geographical location of the port of Ventspils and the vast logistics possibilities, Ventspils has great potential to become a significant service base for offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.