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TotalEnergies and multinational mining company KGHM have signed a partnership agreement to participate in the Polish government tender for the development of offshore wind projects.
The 50/50 partnership will leverage TotalEnergy’s expertise in offshore operations and KGHM’s knowledge of the Polish market.
“The development of offshore wind contributes both to the Europe’s energy transition and supply security. With favorable weather conditions, Poland is particularly well positioned to participate in the growth of this promising market,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of TotalEnergies. “We are delighted to partner with KGHM to respond to Polish offshore wind tenders. Together, we will mobilize all our expertise to meet the challenges of these projects and thus contribute to Poland’s renewable energy goals.”
The Polish government launched a new auction scheme covering 11 areas in the Polish Baltic Sea, representing a total capacity of over 10GW. The auction aims to leverage the Baltic Sea’s wind power potential due to favorable weather conditions.
If awarded one or more wind farms, the partners will mobilize to develop these projects emphasising local content, as well as job creation in Poland.
“We are engaged in the process of acquiring several onshore and offshore projects. We have also submitted preliminary applications for the next round of permits in the Baltic,” said Marcin Chludziński, President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. “Cooperation with a French partner on an offshore wind farm project appears to be highly promising,” he added.