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OWC has identified significant geohazards that developers should address following a study of the geological conditions of the Polish sector of the Baltic Sea. OWC identified numerous key potential geohazards such as boulders, shallow gas, geological faults, chalk and lateral variability of the soil conditions with some bedrock depth uncertainty.
These are key hazards that developers should build into their site condition evaluations of prospective projects. Overall, offshore Poland is covered by various kinds of sediments, ranging from loam through fine‐grained sand and coarse sands, to gravel and stones, with sediment thickness varying between 50 and 100 metres.
This summer, representatives of the Polish government and wind energy industry signed a letter of intent on cooperation for development of offshore wind power in Poland. The goal is to install 28GW of new installed capacity by 2050.
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