"Anna" surveyed wind and wave intensity for the Baltic I offshore wind farm project
Equinor and Polenergia have completed a year-long study of wind and wave intensity for the most advanced project of the so-called Polish second phase of offshore development - the Baltic I offshore wind farm. The ocean and meteorological data collected by the device christened 'Anna' will allow the projected energy production of the offshore wind farm to be determined, and its design to be initiated - from the location of the turbines to the selection of foundations or blades.
The wind of good change blows from the sea
By 2030, wind farms of close to 6 GW are to be built in the Baltic Sea. In the next 10 years, this capacity will increase to 11 GW. Among the planned investments are three projects jointly implemented by Poland's Polenergia and Norway's Equinor: MFW Bałtyk I, MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III. Their combined capacity is 3 GW, and this will allow up to 6 million Polish households to be supplied with clean, renewable energy per year.
Equinor on the local supply chain at the Conference of the Parties to the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal
Supporting Polish companies and increasing their participation in the offshore wind energy supply chain is one of the main challenges facing the offshore sector in Poland. Participants at the Conference of the Parties to the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal, organised by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, spoke about the achievements to date, but also about the barriers that the industry needs to overcome.
Representatives of Polenergia and Equinor on the biggest offshore opportunities and challenges
Building public awareness, spreading knowledge among companies that could join the Polish value chain, the impact of the legislative environment on the economics of offshore projects were just some of the topics discussed at the Offshore Wind Poland 2022 conference organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association.
Polenergia and Equinor at Offshore Wind Poland conference
How to make the most of Poland's Baltic potential? Is the construction of wind farms still profitable? What are the biggest challenges in building a supply chain in Poland? Already on 16-17 November, representatives of Polenergia and Equinor will participate in the Offshore Wind Poland conference in Warsaw. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the joint venture of the two companies, i.e. the most advanced wind farm projects implemented in the Polish Baltic Sea.
Application for environmental decision for the offshore wind farm Baltic I submitted!
After completion of the necessary research and analysis as well as the required documentation, the joint venture developing the offshore wind farm MFW Bałtyk I has submitted an application for issuing the environmental decision to the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk.
The MFW Bałtyk I environmental research campaign progressing as planned
The next stages of the MFW Bałtyk I environmental research program carried out by the Polish company MEWO S.A. are progressing in line with planned schedule. Launched in December 2020, the programme for the identification of environmental conditions in the area of the third offshore investment jointly implemented by Polenergia and Equinor includes a number of studies and analyses in the location of the farm, in the area of its impact and within the designated sections of the considered variants of the transmission infrastructure corridor. A comprehensive pre-investment research programme is necessary to conduct an overall assessment of the impact on all elements of nature and other users of the area.
ERM Poland supports the process of obtaining environmental decision for the MFW Bałtyk I
The company implementing the MFW Bałtyk I signed an agreement with the Polish branch of ERM, which is the world's largest consulting company working in the field of sustainable development. The agreement concerns cooperation in the field of environmental and social consulting.
Polenergia and Equinor sign Sectoral Agreement to develop offshore wind energy in Poland
This is the second Sectoral Agreement in the world concluded between representatives of government administration, investors, entrepreneurs interested in creating a local supply chain, scientific and research units and other industry entities.
MFW Bałtyk I cleared to connect up to 1560 MW to the national power system
MFW Bałtyk I, company developing an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1560 MW, has signed with the PSE an agreement for the connection to the National Power System (KSE).
The environmental research program for MFW Bałtyk I is being launched
Equinor and Polenergia start a comprehensive pre-investment program of marine environment research for the purpose of environmental impact assessment of the MFW Bałtyk I offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,560 MW.
Equinor strengthens its position in Polish offshore wind market
On 10 December Equinor completed the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Baltyk I in Poland from Polenergia.
Shaping the future of energy through the offshore wind
Offshore wind has a strong foothold as an energy source in Europe with more than 15 GW installed capacity, and with a potential to reach between 50 and 70 GW by 2030.