As early as 2023, PKN Orlen may acquire project or finished offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The company does not intend to limit itself only to the Polish off-shore programme, but is also interested in other proceedings organised in our region.
“We are working on acquisitions in the offshore area, we are interested in both completed farms, under construction and at the design stage, all eventualities come into play. I hope that later this year we will see the first results of this work”, said PKN Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek.
At the same time, he assured that the company will continue to consistently seek the remaining location decisions in the pool for the construction of further wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea area.
The development of offshore wind energy is the foundation for building the carbon neutrality of Orlen Group. The multi-utility company, in a joint venture with Canada’s Northland Power, is intensively reimagining the Baltic Power 1.2 GW offshore wind farm project, the construction of which is to commence in 2024. It is also participating in a similar procedure in Lithuania and is also open to cooperation with external partners in the implementation of investments in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea.
“In investments in RES, including offshore, we focus mainly on Poland, but secondarily also on countries where we are already present. I am satisfied with what we have achieved in off-shore, because when we started we were at the end of the pile, and today we are the leader and significantly ahead of the competing projects. We have contracted 100% of the equipment for the first wind farm in the Baltic, we are also building an installation port, and our partner is starting to build a plant in Poland to manufacture nacelles for wind turbines. We have certainly not overslept through this period”, assesses the CEO of PKN Orlen.