ORLEN Group to bid for first Lithuanian offshore wind farm

ORLEN Group intends to take part in the upcoming auction for the development of offshore wind farms with a capacity of 700 MW in the Lithuanian part of the Baltic Sea.

During a meeting with Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, the PKN ORLEN CEO Daniel Obajtek presented the Group’s key strategic objectives the delivery of which would strengthen the economies of both countries and, first and foremost, enhance the energy security of this part of Europe.

The Group has already invested in onshore wind projects in Poland and will be the first Polish enterprise to start the development of an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

Earlier this month Lithuania's parliament – Seimas – passed a package of laws for the development of offshore wind off the country's coast. The laws outline the course of the auction to be held H2 2023. The 700MW wind farm could be operational as early as 2028.

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