By a decision of the Ministry of Infrastructure, PGE Group and Ørsted will be able to build up to 210 MW of generating capacity in area 45.E.1. The permit for the construction of artificial islands (PSzW) was issued following an application submitted jointly by the two companies. It relates to an area adjacent to the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm project being implemented by both companies.
– The new site complements the area earmarked for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, the largest such power plant currently under construction in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. It is adjacent to the areas where Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 will be built, with a total capacity of approximately 2.5 GW. The development of the new basin will enable us to achieve a synergy effect in the future and guarantee that we will maximise the use of this part of the Baltic Sea and ultimately ensure an increase in the production of green electricity, said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
– Offshore wind energy is a developed technology that enables the construction of large-scale wind power plants. The capacity of the largest unit currently in operation is over 1.2 GW. In this context, Baltica 2+ – as we have jointly provisionally named the project in the new area – is small, but very important. Its locational conditions show many potential technical synergies with the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm currently under construction by the JV partners,” Agata Staniewska-Bolesta, managing director of Ørsted Offshore Poland.
PGE and Ørsted want to build a generating capacity of 210 MW on the 45.E.1 area located on the Slupsk Shoal. The area is about 17 sq. km and is located approximately. 32 km from the coast. It was jointly applied for by PGE and Ørsted forming a joint venture.