The Freeport of Ventspils Authority joins the Latvian Wind Energy Association


The Freeport of Ventspils Authority has taken a new step in the wind energy sector by joining the Latvian Wind Energy Association. With 15 years of experience in the wind industry, the Latvian Wind Energy Association gathers more and more local and foreign companies and currently has 27 representatives from the relevant enterprises.

Igors Udodovs, the Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Ventspils: “Joining the association will allow us to strengthen and expand cooperation with the wind energy industry and will help find solutions for building the necessary infrastructure for the construction of wind farms on land and at sea. Also, joining the association will allow the development of a green energy cluster in the freeport, where the development of sustainable fuel production, such as hydrogen, ammonia, and e-fuel, is planned. Partnership with green electricity producers is also a contributing aspect.”

It has already been reported that in March of this year, the Freeport of Ventspils Authority became a full member of WindEurope, the largest European wind energy association. By becoming a member of both associations, the Freeport of Ventspils will have greater possibilities to learn about the examples of other representatives of the field and find partners in sectors that are essential for the development of the port to facilitate the overall economic growth of not only the region but also the country, moving towards the future of renewable energy.

Because of the geographical location of the port of Ventspils and the vast logistical prospects, Ventspils has a splendid potential to become a significant base for the building and support of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. In collaboration with the Dutch company “Witteveen+Bos”, which has experience in port construction, a study on the most beneficial solution for servicing offshore wind farms and related infrastructure in the port of Ventspils, as well as a new port terminal has been modeled.