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Polish Ministers unveils offshore wind port investment plans


Polish Ministers have announced plans to establish offshore wind hubs in Łeba, Ustka and Gdynia under its
recently adopted National Reconstruction Plan (KPO). It is envisioned that both Łeba and Ustka will act as service hubs to support operations and maintenance whilst Gdynia will act as the main installation port.

The implementation of the investment aims to support the emergence of  offshore wind for the economy and the achievement of a large share of Polish companies in the supply of components and materials. The distance between the terminals and the location of offshore wind farm investments is one of the key elements affecting the costs, as well as the possibility and timeliness of the investment.

Expected to take place between Q2 2021 - Q3 2026, the establishment of these offshore wind hubs is estimated to cost around EUR 437 million.

Poland is progressing the development of offshore wind under the Offshore Act, which regulates the method of obtaining public support by investors interested in building offshore wind farms in the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea. The Act provides up to 5.9 GW allocated by CfD in 2021 and a 2.5 GW CfD auction in 2025 and 2027. Projects will have a 7-year award-to-generation deadline, meaning 10.9 GW generating power by 2034. The government plans to launch further support phases in 2025 and 2027, both 2.5 GW, leading to 11 GW by 2040.


Back in April, RWE secured a CfD for its 350 MW FEW Baltic II whilst Ørsted and PGE secured CfDs for the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind farms with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW. This was followed by news last week, it was announced that Equinor and Polenergia’s Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects were awarded CfDs.

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