RWE has environmental decision for connection infrastructure of Baltic II offshore farm

RWE obtained a final environmental decision for the construction of the connection infrastructure of the F.E.W. offshore wind farm. Baltic II, with a planned capacity of 350 MW, the company announced.

The decision covers submarine and onshore power cables, an onshore power station and a section of the overhead line connecting the station with the SE Krzemienica power station planned by the national transmission network operator.

“The decision obtained is an important milestone on the way to the implementation of RWE’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Poland, a strategic market for our company. We are closing the multi-month stage of preparations for construction in the environmental area and continuing the work necessary to obtain construction permits,” said Grzegorz Chodkowski, vice-president of Offshore Development Poland at RWE, quoted in the release.

The planned connection infrastructure will be implemented in the Polish exclusive economic zone and in Polish territorial waters. Trenchless drilling is planned for the section of the sea cable passage through the coastal zone. In the next step, it is planned to install a sea-land joint on land, which will connect the submarine cable with the land cable. Then, the designed infrastructure will run through the communes of Ustka and Słupsk to the RWE onshore power station. From here, the energy produced by the wind farm will go via an overhead transmission line to the SE Krzemienica power station planned by the national transmission network operator – PSE. The length of the transmission corridor in the sea part will be up to 71 km, and in the land part up to 19 km, it was indicated.

After launching at the end of this decade, F.E.W. Baltic II will be able to produce energy that will power approximately 350,000 households.

RWE operates actively in markets such as Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. It operates offshore farms throughout Europe, including on the Danish and German coasts of the Baltic Sea.

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