Statoil enters offshore wind in Poland

The Bałtyk Środkowy II and III wind farm areas are located in the Baltic Sea approximately 27 and 40 kilometers from the port of Łeba in water depths of 20-40 meters. Statoil is already developing the Arkona offshore windfarm together with EON in the German part of the Baltic Sea. The company is also operating three offshore wind farms off the UK coast. Offshore wind already has a strong foothold in Europe with over 15 GW installed capacity, with a potential to reach between 50 and 70 GW by 2030. Polish Baltic Sea has a potential in excess of 8 GW, where the first 4 GW could be in operation by 2030.

“We are entering a market with growth potential through two of the most advanced offshore wind developments in Poland. The country is well-placed to develop a strong offshore wind industry that would create jobs and value in one of the most dynamic parts of the European markets. Following a dramatic reduction in cost for offshore wind, we are looking forward to work with our new partner, the Polish authorities and the Polish supply chain to advance offshore wind as a competitive source of energy and industry,”
says Rummelhoff. The closing of the transactions with Polenergia is subject to consent of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Poland. Statoil is a Norway based energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. In addition to producing oil and gas the company is also developing a sizeable offshore wind portfolio. Its current offshore wind portfolio has the capacity to provide more than 1 million European homes with renewable energy. This includes the Arkona offshore wind farm in Germany and the Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Hywind Scotland offshore wind farms in the UK. Source / Further information : Statoil oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Please email us your industry related news for publication info@OilAndGasPress.com Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook]]>

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