Offshore wind

Offshore wind in ORLEN Group

Several companies in the ORLEN Group deal with offshore wind energy. In addition to ORLEN Neptun, these are: Energa Wytwarzanie and Lotos Petrobaltic. Additionally, the company, in cooperation with Northland Power, is building the first offshore wind farm in Poland, Baltic Power.

The Baltic Power offshore wind farm is the first project of the ORLEN Group in the Baltic Sea. The company is implementing it in cooperation with its Canadian partner Northland Power. The investment with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW will ultimately supply over 1.5 million Polish households with clean electricity.

According to the adopted schedule, construction of the farm is scheduled to begin in 2024 and its commissioning in 2026. The Baltic Power farm area of approximately 130 km2 will feature 76 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 15 MW. These are currently some of the most advanced turbines available on the market, and Baltic Power will be one of the first wind farms in the world to use them. The height of the turbines will exceed 200 meters, and the operating area of each rotor is approximately 43,000 m2.

The Baltic Power offshore wind farm, which will be built on the Słupsk Bank, approximately 23 km north of the coastline, near Choczewo and Łeba, is currently the most advanced offshore wind farm construction project in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. Already in 2022, the company has secured contracts for the production, transport and installation of all key components needed to implement the investment. The project has all the necessary environmental decisions, and at the beginning of 2023 it obtained a permit for the construction of the land part of the project. This is the first decision of this type issued for offshore wind projects implemented in Poland. This is also one of the milestones necessary to make the final investment decision before the commencement of basic works in 2024.

Detailed information can be found on the project website.

Energa Wytwarzanie is a company of the ORLEN Group, which deals with the management and operation of numerous generation sources related primarily to renewable energy. Its assets include, among others: Pumped Storage Power Plant in Żydowo, Hydro Power Plant in Włocławek, 44 Small Hydro Power Plants, 6 wind farms and numerous photovoltaic farms.

In recent years, Energa Wytwarzanie has focused on the development of a new field of activity, engaging in the development of Offshore Wind Energy. Its task is to prepare a strategy for servicing offshore wind installations for the ORLEN Group. The company's main advantage is many years of experience in carrying out similar works and managing its own production assets, in particular onshore wind farms.

Additionally, Energa Wytwarzanie, together with its strategic partner Northland Power, will establish a joint venture that will carry out activities, among others: in the field of technical management of offshore wind farm infrastructure, commercial asset management, health and safety issues and environmental protection. Energa Wytwarzanie also cooperates with Lotos Petrobaltic, a company from the ORLEN Group, on joint development of the potential to provide maintenance services for offshore wind farms.

LOTOS Petrobaltic, an ORLEN Group company engaged in the exploration and exploitation of crude oil and natural gas deposits. Thanks to its 33 years of offshore experience in operating drilling and production platforms in the Baltic Sea and underwater infrastructure, it offers a wide range of services.

LOTOS Petrobaltic is active in the offshore wind energy sector. The company runs, among others: geotechnical research of the seabed, ferromagnetic research and geological and engineering research related to the construction of offshore wind farms. The company's PSV Sylur ship is equipped with a state-of-the-art drilling rig that allows it to perform geotechnical research up to over 100 meters under the seabed. Such research is an essential element of all types of offshore investments - from pipelines and undersea cables, through the oil & gas industry to the recently rapidly developing offshore wind energy.

LOTOS Petrobaltic, using all its potential and experience, actively participates in the energy transformation, implementing new, innovative projects and engaging in the supply chain for zero-emission investments in the Baltic Sea. The company's goal is to become a shipowner of offshore wind farms, specializing in maritime logistics and servicing the underwater infrastructure of offshore wind farms.