The government has launched a new auction scheme covering 11 areas in the Polish Baltic Sea, representing an expected total capacity of over 10 GW, in order to leverage the Baltic Sea’s strong potential for wind power generation due to favourable weather conditions.
The partnership will build on the strengths of both companies. TotalEnergies will leverage its proven expertise in offshore operations, its experience in managing large scale projects, and its ties with the worldwide supply chains. KGHM, as a major Polish state-owned group, will bring its knowledge of the Polish market.
If awarded one or more wind farms, the partners will mobilise the best resources to develop these projects to the highest standards and delivery times, with a high level of local content, thereby boosting the local industry, creating jobs in Poland, and contributing to the supply of green electricity at a competitive price.
“The development of offshore wind contributes both to the Europe’s energy transition and supply security. With favourable weather conditions, Poland is particularly well positioned to participate in the growth of this promising market,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies. “We are delighted to partner with KGHM to respond to Polish offshore wind tenders. Together, we will mobilise all our expertise to meet the challenges of these projects and thus contribute to Poland’s renewable energy goals.”
“In KGHM’s strategy, we declared the achievement of climate neutrality by 2050. We are past the stage of planning and are involved in concrete actions. We are engaged in the process of acquiring several onshore and offshore projects. We had also submitted preliminary applications for the next round of permits in the Baltic,” said Marcin Chludzinski, President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. “Co-operation with a French partner on an offshore wind farm project appears to be highly promising,” he added.