RWE and state-owned Latvian utility Latvenergo have teamed up for joint offshore wind projects in the Latvian part of the Baltic Sea.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to develop, construct and operate wind farms at sea, as the Baltic nation targets to increase its currently low wind power capacity of 70MW, all of it onshore, to 800MW by 2030.

The country also plans to open the Elwind tender for a 1GW cross-border offshore wind project in collaboration with Estonia, RWE said.