RWE said in a press release that it is exploring new opportunities, including being open to strategic partnerships in the offshore wind sector. RWE stresses that Poland is and will remain one of their strategic development markets for in the offshore wind energy sector, as well as photovoltaics and onshore wind energy.

In the area of offshore wind power, the company is involved in the 350 MW F.E.W. Baltic II project. Work on RWE’s first wind farm off the Polish coast is underway, with commissioning expected by the end of this decade. Among the important, already achieved milestones is obtaining the right to cover the negative balance, which is subject to approval by the European Commission. In addition, a seabed survey was successfully completed, where both geophysical surveys and preliminary geotechnical investigations were carried out by Polish contractors. The project has also received an environmental decision for the offshore wind farm area and is at an advanced stage in the process of obtaining the remaining necessary administrative decisions and permits.

As Grzegorz Chodkowski, Vice President of Offshore Development Poland at RWE, pointed out: “We are ready to be a driving force in Poland’s energy transition and use our expertise to contribute to the further development of offshore wind energy in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. Our more than 15 years of experience in the Polish renewable energy market makes it a familiar market for RWE, which allows us to use our expertise as the second-largest player in global offshore wind energy in the implementation of projects.”
“We accept with understanding the results of the second stage of the proceedings for granting location permits for offshore wind farms. We want to look to the future now. We are analyzing opportunities to achieve project synergies and thus increase our participation in the further development of the offshore sector. Therefore, we are open and ready to establish cooperation and enter into partnerships in Poland”, adds Chodkowski.

RWE points to new F.E.W. Baltic II schedule. It was revised due to macroeconomic factors. This has pushed back the commissioning date of the offshore wind farm to the end of this decade. The new schedule is expected to allow for the implementation of the latest technologies within the investment. According to the company – thanks to RWE’s close cooperation with international suppliers and Polish partners in the supply chain, the company will be able to implement the latest offshore wind energy technologies in the investment.

Source: RWE