Poland Defies Green Activists, EU with Baltic Canal Project

By Karol Witenberg GDANSK, March 4 (Reuters) - Poland is pressing ahead with plans to dig a waterway across a narrow strip of land that separates its main eastern coastline from the Baltic Sea despite concerns among activists and in the European Union that it could damage the environment. The Vistula Spit is a heavily wooded sandbank 55 km (34 miles) long but less than 2 km … [Read more...]

Statoil Enters Offshore Wind Market in Poland

Norway's Statoil has signed an agreement with Polish power company Polenergia to acquire a 50% interest in the two early phase offshore wind development projects in the Polish sector of the Baltic Sea. The two projects, Ba?tyk ?rodkowy III (BSIII) and Ba?tyk ?rodkowy II (BSII), have a planned capacity of 1200 MW with the potential to power more than 2 million Polish … [Read more...]

Dry Dock with Norwegian Tanker Capsizes at Polish Shipyard

A floating dry dock holding a Norwegian tanker capsized Thursday afternoon at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The Nauta Shipyard said in a statement that the dry dock began listing at about 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday and came to rest practically on its side at a depth of about 10 meters.  Inside the dry dock is the Norwegian-flagged tanker Hordafor … [Read more...]

Poland Receives First Commercial LNG Cargo from Qatar

WARSAW, June 17 (Reuters) - Poland received its first supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar on Friday, part of a wider plan to cut its reliance on Russian gas. Poland currently buys the bulk of its gas from Russia's Gazprom but recently completed an LNG terminal at Swinoujscie on the Baltic Sea and plans to build a pipeline to Norway to diversify its imports. It … [Read more...]