BBM Offshore (Poland) is dedicated to supporting development of the offshore wind energy sector and the supporting value chain and local economy in Poland through strategic and development services alongside potential investors interested in the emerging Polish Offshore Wind market.
Specific focus and experience includes working with international and local stakeholders, M&A, strategy, development, all aspects of Due Diligence across the entire project development process, as well as the comprehensive market analysis.
Based between Gdansk and London, BBM Offshore (Poland) is active across the whole development project life cycle.
Polish OWE market
The Polish Offshore Wind market emerging out of a heavily coal dependent economy, and some years of distress within the Polish renewable space, offers unique investment opportunities with the following characteristics:
1. New emerging offshore wind market in Europe
- The biggest location potential within the Baltic Sea region;
- Presenting favourable wind, marine and geotechnical conditions;
- A key part of the future diversified Polish energy mix;
- Finding strong support from the Government, local communities
and upcoming revised energy policy.
2. Significant Pipeline Available
- Pushed onto the forefront of the political agenda, estimated
up to 10-12 GW in 2035-2040;
- Confirmed by direct engagement of the majyor state owned companies
from the power and oil & gas sector.
3. Regulations in Progress
- Regulation scheme in place based on auction system and reference
price level set;
- To be replaced in 2019 by solutions dedicated exclusively to offshore wind,
including CfD contracts and supplemented by grid connection support.
4. Cross Industry Economic Justification
- Strong local content support from surrounding industries such as jackets
and towers manufacturing, cabling, steel mills and shipyards;
- GDP & employment potential present strong macro-drivers to solidify
Areas dedicated to the Polish OWE
Polish offshore wind areas:
- Polish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea offers about 2000 km2
favourable for offshore wind farms;
- Areas dedicated for offshore wind are located at least 12Nm from the sea shore,
which minimizes conflicts with local communities in the coastal zone, incl. touristic
sector and coastal fishery;
- Locations do not interfere with Natura 2000, marine traffic routes, military,
oil & gas concessions