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    Orlen fights for the Baltic Sea

    PKN Orlen has submitted three applications for location permits for offshore wind farms, according to Jarosław Dybowski, PKN Orlen’s executive director for energy. Electricity generated from windmills in the Baltic Sea is expected to start flowing in four years.

    “We want to build 1,200 MW in the Baltic Sea together with our Canadian partner. The commissioning is planned for 2026. However, Orlen has very high aspirations. We will be making further requests. We submitted two applications for two new locations two days ago, and one application before that. We hope to see Orlen become a major player in offshore wind power,” Jarosław Dybowski said during the National PowerPol Congress.

     

    A few days ago, the Płock-based company announced that Baltic Power, a member of ORLEN Group, had won a tender for the lease of land in the port of Łeba intended for the operation of an offshore wind farm. A service port will be located at this site to service the development, which is scheduled for construction between 2024 and 2026. During this time, about 70 turbines with a total capacity of up to 1.2 GW will be erected at sea, which will be serviced by a fleet of ships operating from the port of Łeba.

     

    Construction of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm is a joint undertaking carried out by ORLEN Group and Northland Power of Canada. The investment area, with a total surface of approximately 131 km2, is located approximately 23 km north of the Baltic Sea coastline, near Łeba and Choczew.

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