Ingunn Svegården, Vice President Emerging Regions in New Energy Solutions at Equinor, says:
“Equinor welcomes the initiative for a Polish offshore wind Sector Deal and is proud to co-sign the Letter of Intent. This is an important moment in the development of offshore wind in Poland. We have positive experiences from the Sector Deal process in the United Kingdom, which has been instrumental for the successful development of the British offshore wind industry. Building on this experience, we want to contribute to making offshore wind a success story in Poland.”
Michał Jerzy Kołodziejczyk, President of the Management Board of Equinor Polska, says:
“Equinor is currently maturing three large-scale offshore wind projects in Poland, together with our partner Polenergia. These projects are amongst the most mature offshore wind projects in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. We have already started our engagement with potential Polish and international suppliers and are looking forward to deepening the cooperation. We appreciate the trustful dialogue we have with the Polish government on the framework for offshore wind. A timely adoption of the Offshore Wind Law will be a key element for the further maturation of our projects.”
About Equinor in Poland
Equinor was first present in Poland between 1992 and 2012 through a network of petrol stations (under the Statoil brand). Equinor sold its fuel and retail business to Couche-Tard (Circle K) in 2012.
In 2018 we returned to Poland, driven by our offshore wind ambition. Today, we are one of the leading offshore wind developers in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. Equinor owns 50% in each of the three offshore wind projects Bałtyk III, Bałtyk II and Bałtyk I, which are developed jointly with Polenergia. Bałtyk III and II have a combined capacity of up to 1,440 MW. Assuming Contracts for Difference will be allocated in early 2021, the final investment decision for these two projects could be taken in 2023 with first power delivered to the grid in 2025. Once in operation, the wind farms can power more than 2 million Polish households. The Bałtyk I project, located further away from shore, will have a capacity of up to 1,560 MW.
Equinor Polska Sp. z o.o.
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