The Polish Energy Regulatory Office has awarded Ocean Winds a contract-for-difference (CfD) for 369.5 MW for the B&C-Wind wind farm 23 km (14.3 mi) offshore Poland in the Baltic Sea.
According to Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, obtaining the CfD brings the project closer to a final investment decision. The strike price corresponds to €71.0/MWh ($81).
The wind farm will cover an area of 90 sq km (34.7 sq mi), in water depths from 30-60 m (98.4-197 ft).
Grzegorz Gorski, COO of Ocean Winds and CEO of OW Polska, said: “This is also just the first step for OW in Poland. With the Polish offshore wind program accelerating, we have the ambition, together with Polish partners, to develop, build, and operate many more projects.”