RWE has purchased a 1.5 GW offshore wind project pipeline in Poland.
The deal marks the company’s entry into the country’s nascent offshore wind energy market and covers four projects in Poland’s central Baltic Sea.
RWE has purchased 100 % of the shares in the project companies from private owners and developers. One of the wind farms – the 350 MW WEF Baltic II project – could start construction in 2023, RWE said.
“As one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies RWE sees great potential for offshore wind parks on the central Polish Baltic Sea,” said Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, RWE Renewables. “Our strategy is to develop the projects, build them and drive the growth of offshore wind energy in Poland with our operations forward.”
Following a recent asset swap with E.On, RWE Renewables now has more than 9 GW of installed capacity and 2.6 GW under construction. The company has particularly strong capabilities and long-term expertise in the development, construction and operation of large offshore wind farms.