The company responsible for the development of offshore wind energy projects in ORLEN Group has entered the final stage of proceedings for the lease of land in the Port of Świnoujście.
On the 20 hectares leased from the Port of Świnoujście, it is planned to build infrastructure capable of handling large vessels transporting key components of wind farms, such as turbines, their towers and foundations.
If PKN Orlen wins the procedure, at the beginning of 2025, on said location, it will be possible to launch the first installation port for offshore wind farms on the Polish coast. The facility located in Western Pomerania, together with the second installation port planned for construction in Gdansk, will be able to provide comprehensive services for all wind projects on the Baltic Sea – informs Orlen Group.
“In addition to the already implemented project of the wind farm, which is to start production in 2026, ORLEN Group has applied for concessions for another 11 projects in the Baltic Sea, with estimated total capacity of 10 GW. The implementation of such large-scale projects requires us to ensure adequate infrastructure. Two installation ports will be able to efficiently secure the needs related to these investments, but they will also be strong development stimuli for the entire regions”, says Daniel Obajtek, President of the PKN ORLEN Management Board.
Świnoujście, to tutaj planujemy wybudowanie pierwszego portu instalacyjnego dla morskich farm wiatrowych. Obiekt na Pomorzu Zachodnim, wraz z drugim portem planowanym w Gdańsku, będzie w stanie zapewnić obsługę wszystkich projektów #offshore na Bałtyku
— ORLEN (@PKN_ORLEN) June 23, 2022
Within the next decade the company intends to spend PLN 47 billion on investments in modern low- and zero-emission power generation. In addition to the advanced Baltic Power project with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW, ORLEN Group has also applied for eleven concessions, whose total potential is estimated at over 10 GW.
The Polish company is analyzing the possibility of similar investments in the Lithuanian and Latvian areas of the Baltic Sea.