German electric company to take part in Polish wind farm projects

RWE Renewables announced on Friday that it had purchased shares in four wind farm construction projects, with a total potential of 1.5 GW, in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea.

RWE Renewables reported that it had acquired the shares in the project companies from private owners and developers, and that it intends to further develop, build and operate the projects. The company pointed out that this was a reflection of its ambition to enter the Polish maritime market and develop its maritime activities throughout Europe.

According to RWE Renewables, the four projects are in various stages of development and are located on the Baltic coast near Slupsk, in the central part of the Polish Baltic Sea coastline. Developmental activities will be continued in the coming years, and construction may begin as early as 2023.

Sven Utermohlen, Operations Director of RWE Renewables for Europe, Maritime Markets and New Markets, said that Poland was a very attractive emerging offshore wind market and that it had the largest untapped potential in Europe. He added that RWE was pleased that it could enter this market early and use its global maritime potential and strong local position to support the formation of a strong offshore wind energy sector in Poland.