SSE Renewables, part of UK FTSE-listed SSE Plc, announced on April 11 that it had applied for an Offshore Location License (OLL) to allocate development rights for an offshore wind farm at site 60.E.4 in the Baltic Sea in Poland. SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía will collaborate to develop the project if the license is granted.
This decision follows the announcement last year that both companies were exploring offshore wind opportunities in Poland. The country seeks to achieve up to 5.9 GW of offshore wind energy installed by 2030.
– We’ve decided to apply to the 60.E.4 zone because we believe we are uniquely positioned to unlock the full potential of this high-value, high-complexity site. This site has excellent wind resources, but that comes with some challenges, such as the distance to shore and relatively deep water – said Simon Redfern, SSE Renewables Bid Director.
– By leveraging the combined experience and capabilities of SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía, we can be trusted to develop safe, on-time and on-budget offshore wind projects in Poland – he added.
SSE Renewables has extensive experience in developing complex sites, particularly from the UK market, and a strong commitment to innovative project blueprints that will benefit the energy transition, security of supply, and the development of local supply chain and jobs. SSE Renewables is currently building more offshore wind capacity than any other company globally. It has a track record of developing projects in challenging environments on time and budget.
ACCIONA Energía brings extensive experience in all renewable energy technologies, including the most innovative ones such as green hydrogen, batteries and floating solar plants. Additionally, it combines its technical capabilities with a deep knowledge of the Polish market, given its long-established presence in Poland.
ACCIONA Energía’s sister company Mostostal Warszawa, which brings extensive onshore construction experience and ACCIONA’s innovative gravity-based foundation technology for offshore wind farms, will ensure technology and construction expertise are utilized to maximize local content over and above the Sector Deal targets. Both companies are signatories to the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal.
– We are very glad to be working on this exciting project with SSE Renewables – said Andrzej Konarowski, ACCIONA Energía’s Country Director for Poland. – ACCIONA Energía has been part of the Polish energy transition for over 15 years. This opportunity will allow us to ramp up our contribution to the decarbonization of the Polish economy, reducing the country’s demand for electricity imports and accelerating energy security in Poland.
ACCIONA Energía and SSE Renewables are trusted infrastructure players with a track record of successfully delivering ambitious projects. They have committed to delivering an optimized project that maximizes the technical and economic potential of the site and the local industry development and prosperity.
source: rel (SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía )