Jaroslaw Broda, former vice president of one of the largest electricity producers in Poland – Tauron Polska Energia, will lead the company responsible for the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.

We are talking about Baltic Power, a company from the Polish PKN Orlen Group, and a project implemented in cooperation with Northland Power (49 percent share). Currently, Baltic Power has a concession to build wind farms with a maximum total capacity of up to 1.2 GW.

Jaroslaw Broda, a long-term manager associated with the energy sector, became the new president of the company. In 2015-2020 he was associated with Tauron Polska Energia as the vice president responsible for strategy, regulations and major projects. Previously also associated with Engie (GDF Suez).

The Baltic Power offshore wind farm is a key element in the transformation of the Polish ORLEN Group. In 2023, it will begin the construction of an offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW, which will ultimately supply up to a million households with green electricity. Its commissioning is scheduled for 2026. An infrastructure consisting of about 100 wind turbines will be built on an area of over 130 km2. Depending on the finally chosen technology, each of them will be approximately 270 meters high.

In July 2021, Baltic Power announced that 12 specialized units had started the main stage of geotechnical research on the bottom of the Baltic Sea in the area of the planned wind farm and connection route. Completion of the research, planned later this year, will allow for the development of a detailed plan for the foundation of turbines and offshore power stations and their connections with the onshore transmission infrastructure.

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