The joint venture company building the offshore wind farm MFW Bałtyk I in the Baltic Sea has applied for an environmental decision to the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk.
The company is formed by the Polish Polenergia and the Norwegian Equinor. After conducting the necessary research and analysis and completing the required documentation, the procedure related to obtaining the required decisions on environmental conditions was initiated.
As the company points out, this is a milestone for the Baltic I offshore wind farm project with a planned capacity of up to 1560 MW.
“The submission of the application for the MFW Bałtyk I was possible after conducting more than a year long research and a comprehensive program of pre-investment marine environmental surveys. Along with the application, the Undertaking Information Sheet and other attachments required by law at the stage of determining the scope of the report on the impact of the undertaking on the environment were submitted”, we read in the announcement.
The offshore wind farm MFW Bałtyk I is the third project implemented jointly by Equinor and Polenergia. The venture is in its early stages. The project has obtained a decision permitting the erection or use of artificial islands, structures and equipment in Polish maritime areas (also referred to as a location permit or PSZW) in an area of no more than 128.5 km2.
In January 2019, the MFW Bałtyk I received connection conditions for 1560 MW.
The MFW Bałtyk I offshore wind farm will be located on the border of the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone approximately 81 kilometers from the coastline at the level of the Łeba Municipality.