October 6 (Renewables Now) - RWE AG (ETR:RWE) said today it has submitted a bid for an offshore wind site in Poland with a capacity of up to 1.5 GW.
The German group is taking part in the competition for an offshore wind seabed permit within the 53.E1 area in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The site, where RWE is proposing a project called Freeboard I, is located around 75 km (46.6 mi) off the coast of Ustka.
The energy major said its concept for the 53.E1 site takes into account efficient area co-usage.
RWE is already developing the 350-MW F.E.W. Baltic II project in the country, which will be among the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.
According to Grzegorz Chodkowski, vice president Offshore Development Poland at RWE Renewables, the company is ready to compete for other additional seabed permits made available by the Polish government. Awarded permits will enable projects to qualify and participate in contract for difference (CfD) auctions starting in 2025, the company noted.
Poland aims to install 5.9 GW of offshore wind turbines by 2030 and 11 GW by 2040.