PGE Baltica has taken forward the works for 900MW Baltica 1 offshore wind project in the Polish Baltic Sea. PGE Baltica is a subsidiary of Polish utility PGE Group.
To start with, the company has launched environmental surveys for the proposed wind project.
The company informed that the work will be carried out by a consortium of Gdynia Maritime University and MEWO S.A.
This consortium will work together for obtaining an environmental permit for the project from the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdansk, it stated.
The company has planned to build the wind farm 80km off the Baltic coastline in the Central Shoal area. It will be based north of the 2.5GW duo Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. The first power is expected after 2030.
The company informed that Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 will come into operation between 2026 and 2027.
Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, was quoted in a statement, “The first electricity from the Baltica 1 offshore wind farm will flow at the beginning of next decade. Before this happens, however, we will conduct a series of detailed surveys and analytical studies that will allow us to properly prepare the project and obtain the necessary administrative decisions.”
Meanwhile, Dariusz Lociński, President of the Management Board of PGE Baltica, remarked, “One of the key stages in the design of any offshore wind farm is environmental survey.”