Ocean Winds’ BC-Wind project in the Baltic Sea has gotten a favourable “Environmental Decision.”
The Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOS) in Gdansk, Poland, made the choice. The 400MW project will be constructed roughly 23km north of the towns of Choczewo and Krokowa in the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The project’s approval follows the satisfactory conclusion of the environmental impact assessment procedure.
The presence of migratory and seabirds over the region of the projected investment, the activity of bats, and the presence of marine animals were among the elements considered in the assessment.
The BC-Wind project is on pace to begin operating commercially in 2027.
Grzegorz Gorski, COO of Ocean Winds, said “Receiving the environmental decision brings Ocean Winds significantly closer to the first Ocean Winds wind farm in the Polish Baltic Sea.”
“The environmental decision is an important milestone for Ocean Winds in the implementation of the BC-Wind project. Now we are focusing on the next phases of investment, especially securing the contracts with supply chain in line with the targeted project schedule.”
It was added by Kacper Kostrzewa, Project Director for BC-Wind “Since 2019, we have conducted a series of comprehensive research involving more than 160 experts, 15 watercrafts, a remote-controlled submarine, and a specialised aircraft. We surveyed a large area of 298sq km and collected information on 140 different objects on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, of which 72 were classified as geological forms and six were identified as shipwrecks.”