The combined capacity of both projects adds up to 1440 MW which is a substantial part of the 1st phase of Polish offshore wind industry development scheme with a total capacity of 5900 MW.
The final investment decision for both projects is subject to obtaining the necessary permits and is planned for 2024 with the 1st power delivered to the grid in 2027.
Under the announced deal Siemens Gamesa will deliver its flagship model SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine to cover the maximum combined capacity of both projects.
Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit said:
- Once more, Siemens Gamesa is thrilled to be leading the offshore revolution, powering the start of another nation’s offshore wind adventure
- Doing so with our newest offshore turbine – the SG 14-236 DD – will allow us to provide proven technology and unequalled experience to Poland from the outset
- We can help unlock the power of wind as the country works towards meeting its impressive renewable energy goals
When 1 turbine is running at full load, it will only take 10 minutes to produce the electricity needed to power one average Polish household for 1 year.
Poland has set an ambitious target for the provision of 5.9 GW of offshore wind power by 2030, and up to 11 GW by 2040 in a plan to address the climate emergency through the decarbonization of energy generation.