SSE Renewables, part of UK FTSE-listed SSE Plc, has submitted an application for an Offshore Location License (OLL) for the allocation of development rights for an offshore wind farm at site 60.E.4 in the Baltic Sea in Poland. SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía will collaborate in the development of the project if the license is granted. This decision follows the announcement last year that both companies were exploring offshore wind opportunities in Poland as the country seeks to achieve up to 5.9 GW of offshore wind energy installed by 2030.
“We’ve decided to apply to the 60.E.4 zone because we believe we are uniquely positioned to unlock the full potential of this high-value, high-complexity site. This site has excellent wind resource, but that comes with some challenges, such as the distance to shore and relatively deep water”, said Simon Redfern, SSE Renewables Bid Director. “By leveraging the combined experience and capabilities of SSE Renewables and ACCIONA Energía, we can be trusted to develop safe, on-time and on-budget offshore wind projects in Poland.”
SSE Renewables has extensive experience in the development of complex sites, particularly from the UK market, and a strong commitment to innovative project blueprints that will benefit the energy transition, security of supply, the development of local supply chain and jobs. SSE Renewables is currently building more offshore wind capacity than any other company in the world and it has a track record of developing projects in challenging environments on time and on budget.
ACCIONA Energía brings extensive experience in all renewable energy technologies, including the most innovative ones such as green hydrogen, batteries and floating solar plants. Additionally, it combines its technical capabilities with a deep knowledge of the Polish market, given its long-established presence in Poland. ACCIONA Energía’s sister company Mostostal Warszawa, which brings extensive onshore construction experience and ACCIONA’s innovative gravity-based foundation technology for offshore wind farms, will ensure technology and construction expertise is utilised to maximise local content over and above the Sector Deal targets. Both companies are signatories to the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal.
“We are very glad to be working on this exciting project with SSE Renewables”, said Andrzej Konarowski, ACCIONA Energía’s Country Director for Poland. “ACCIONA Energía has been part of the Polish energy transition for over 15 years, and this opportunity will allow us to ramp up our contribution to the decarbonization of the Polish economy, reducing the country’s demand for electricity imports and accelerating energy security in Poland.”
ACCIONA Energía and SSE Renewables are trusted infrastructure players with a track record in successfully delivering ambitious projects. They have committed to deliver an optimized project that maximizes the technical and economic potential of the site and the local industry development and prosperity.
SSE Renewables is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Part of the FTSE listed SSE plc, its strategy is to drive the transition to a net zero future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets. SSE Renewables owns nearly 2GW of operational onshore wind capacity with over 1GW under development. Its 1,450 MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. Its operational offshore wind portfolio consists of 580MW across three offshore sites, two of which it operates on behalf of its joint venture partners. SSE Renewables has the largest offshore wind development pipeline in the UK and Ireland at over 8GW.
ACCIONA Energía is the largest 100% renewable energy company with no fossil legacy in the world. It has more than 11GW of renewable energy in 16 countries. With 30 years of experience, ACCIONA Energía offers a complete portfolio of tailor-made energy solutions for its corporate and institutional clients to meet their decarbonization goals. ACCIONA Energía is committed to the highest environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards. ACCIONA S.A., a leading global company in the provision of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy, is the reference shareholder of ACCIONA Energía.