RWE has submitted a bid to build an offshore wind farm at the site of up to 1.5 GW in the Polish Baltic Sea, which the Polish government has opened for a competitive seabed permitting process .
The Germany-based developer has submitted a proposal for area 53.E1 off Poland, located approximately 75 kilometers off Ustka, where the company wants to build a project named Freeboard I.
RWE says it has developed a unique concept for this particular offshore area, which focuses on the efficient co-use of the area.
“Based on our experience in offshore wind and our close cooperation with local communities and companies in the supply chain, we are in an ideal position to deliver large-scale offshore wind farms, which include into account an effective co-use of the area. And we are ready to compete for other additional permits on the seabed of the Polish Baltic Sea”said Grzegorz ChodkowskiVice President Offshore Development Poland at RWE Renewables.
Seabed permits awarded through this process have the opportunity to qualify and participate in Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions from 2025, RWE noted.
In May, the company announced that it had submitted site permit applications for all eleven areas proposed by the Polish government for offshore wind development since the application period opened for the first sites in 2021.
RWE already has an advanced offshore wind project in Poland – the 350 MW FEW Baltic II. The project was successful in the first round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) in Poland held last year.
In 2019, RWE Renewables purchased a pipeline of four offshore wind projects in Poland with a total generation capacity of over 1.5 GW. FEW Baltic II is one such project. This wind farm could be operational as early as 2025.
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