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Ørsted and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture for the development, construction and operation of two offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea with a total potential capacity of up to 2.5GW.
Ørsted will subscribe for new shares representing 50% of the total share capital in PGE’s two offshore wind projects, Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica-3.(Baltica 3) and Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica-2. (Baltica 2). Baltica 3 has a capacity of approximately 1GW and Baltica 2 has a capacity of approximately 1.5GW. The subscription price for the newly issued shares in Baltica 2 and 3 will amount to a total of PLN 657 million. Both projects are eligible to be included in Poland’s 2021 offshore wind allocation round, where a total of 5.9GW is expected to be awarded. Baltica 3 is the most advanced of the two projects and could become operational in 2026. Subject to regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2021.
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