Canadian Northland Power become PKN ORLEN’s strategic partner for offshore wind farm

by   CIJ News iDesk II
2021-02-03   09:39

Canadian Northland Power will be PKN ORLEN’s strategic partner for its offshore wind farm project on the Baltic Sea. The Partnership will be responsible for the preparation, development and operation of the offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW. Northland Power will ultimately acquire a 49 percent interest in the project, due to start in 2023 and scheduled for commissioning in 2026. The construction of an offshore wind farm on the Baltic Sea is one of PKN ORLEN’s key development projects, in line with the ORLEN Group’s strategy to invest in low- and zero-carbon energy sources. The ORLEN Group is working on the development of offshore wind power through its subsidiary Baltic Power, which holds a licence to construct a wind farm with a total capacity of up to 1.2 GW. The licence area, of 131 km2, is located 23 km north of the Baltic coastline, roughly at the latitude of Choczewo and Leba.