The Baltic Power offshore wind farm is a key project for the ORLEN Group and Northland Power, supporting transition towards a clean, low-carbon economy. Renewable energy sources, including offshore wind farms, will be a springboard for our sustainable development in the years to come. Located 23 km to the north of the Polish coastline, on the level of Choczewo and Łeba, Baltic Power is one of the most advanced projects planned in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone in the Baltic Sea. We hold a licence to construct an up to 1.2 GW wind farm, but its target generation capacity resulting from the selected turbine technology will be 1140 MW.
Construction of offshore wind farms is a complex and multi-stage process. According to the adopted schedule, the construction of the farm is planned to start in 2024 and its commissioning in 2026. Baltic Power’s offshore wind farm area of approximatley 130 square kilometres will feature 76 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 15 MW. These are currently some of the most advanced offshore wind turbines available on the market and Baltic Power will be one of the first offshore wind farms in the world to have them installed. The height of the turbines will exceed 200 metres and the rotor area of each turbine is approximately 43,000 m2.
Offshore wind power generation is one of the fastest growing energy sectors in Europe. With its increasing efficiency and low environmental impact, this technology already provides clean and competitively priced electricity to millions of Europeans. Waters of 12 countries are the site of 25 GW of offshore wind energy capacity, of which about 2 GW is located in the Baltic Sea. Based on experts’ estimates, the Baltic Sea’s total potential is 85 GW, nearly twice as much as the total electrical capacity currently installed in Poland.
The Polish State National Energy Policy (PEP2040) outlines the potential of and assumes the development of offshore wind energy in the area of the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea, with the capacity of aprox. 5.9 GW in 2030 and up to 11 GW in 2040. Offshore wind farms in the Baltic may play a key role in Poland’s energy transition, contribute to the strengthening of the country’s energy security, and help tackle air pollution.
Baltic Power is the most advanced offshore wind farm construction project in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. In 2022, the Company secured contracts for the production, transport, and installation of all key components necessary for the implementation of the project. The project has received the required environmental decisions and at the beginning of 2023, Baltic Power obtained the first required building permits for the onshore part of the project. This is the first such decision issued for offshore wind projects implemented in Poland. Obtaining the onshore permit is one of the milestones necessary for the final investment decision and commencement of the Offshore Windfarm construction in 2024.
1. Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm [DOWNLOAD]
2. Report on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm Connection Infrastructure [DOWNLOAD]
3. Environmental Decisions - Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm [DOWNLOAD]
4. Environmental Decision - Grid Connection Infrastructure of the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm [DOWNLOAD]
5. Combined Non-Technical Summary Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm [DOWNLOAD]
6. Environmental and Social Action Plan Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm [DOWNLOAD]