Poland’s infrastructure ministry is expected to announce the results of offshore wind farm concession granting proceedings for five areas in the Baltic Sea at the turn of 2022 and for another six in May 2023.

As part of the second round of offshore concession proceedings, a total of 11 concessions are to be put towards the construction of offshore wind farms with a total capacity of around 11 GW by 2030. The competing companies include Treasury-controlled companies such as PKN Orlen and PGE, as well as private ZE PAK together with the Danish company Ørsted.

A total of 132 applications for location permits for offshore wind farms have been submitted to the ministry. The announcement of the results of the adjudication proceedings for the first five areas is expected in late 2022 or early 2023, Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marek Gróbarczyk told PAP Business on November 23, as quoted by Cire.pl.

He added that the adjudication of the remaining six proceedings is expected in May 2023.