Baltic Power, a subsidiary of Polish energy company PKN Orlen, has retained offshore wind consultancy firm OWC as technical advisor to its 1.2-GW offshore wind development in the Baltic
PKN Orlen, through its subsidiary Baltic Power, holds a licence to build windfarms in the Baltic with a maximum total capacity of up to 1.2 GW. The project area covers approximately 131 km2 some 23 km off Choczewo and Łeba. It is anticipated that the windfarm will be one of the first projects Poland will implement as part of its ambitious plan for the sector.
OWC, AqualisBraemar LOC’s wholly owned renewables technical consultancy arm, will support PKN Orlen during the development of the project with technical advisory services. This includes provision of technical information, analysis and recommendations regarding issues relating to the project and the market, along with engagement verification of project deliverables.
OWC’s Polish office will lead the company’s technical advisory work on the project, with country manager Lukasz Sikorski taking the lead role.
Development of offshore wind in the Baltic is one of PKN Orlen’s key projects and is aligned with its strategic vision to invest in low and zero carbon generating resources and to become emissions neutral by 2050. It plans to start constructing the windfarm in 2024.