German energy company RWE AG (ETR:RWE) on Wednesday said it has submitted bids for five offshore wind areas tendered by the Polish government, including a proposal for a 1.8-GW site with a "unique concept".
Site 44.E1 is located next to the 350-MW F.E.W. Baltic II project that the company is also developing in the Polish Baltic Sea. RWE seeks to build a wind farm called Sharco Duo there in order to create synergies with F.E.W. Baltic II and the operational base in Ustka. It states readiness to produce first electricity from Sharco Duo as early as 2028.
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The concept for this project includes green hydrogen production, both offshore and onshore, and innovative electricity storage solutions. RWE is also proposing many eco-innovation solutions such as low-noise foundation installation systems and sustainable usage of recyclable components.
The German group has submitted bids for five offshore wind seabed permits totalling 7.8 GW and plans to apply for more. Earlier in October, RWE announced it has lodged a bid for a site with a capacity of up to 1.5 GW.
Seabed permits secured under the current process could enable projects to take part in contract for difference (CfD) auctions starting in 2025.