Warsaw-based energy company Respect Energy Capital Group announced on Tuesday (17 October) that it plans to build an offshore wind farm based on floating turbines (floating offshore), with an installed capacity of 820 megawatts (MW) off the coast of Estonia.
The project also involves the construction of a pilot installation for the production of hydrogen and ammonia on platforms located next to wind turbines.
The planned investment will be located off the coast of Estonia in the “Wind Energy Innovation Area”. The wind farm is planned for completion in 2032, with an expected annual energy production of 3.75 terawatt hours (TWh).
“After submitting the application and appropriate forms, we begin a multi-stage project aimed at building an innovative marine farm off the coast of Estonia. Floating offshore turbines, thanks to their uniqueness, will determine the future of the development of offshore wind energy. The construction of a pilot infrastructure for hydrogen and ammonia production, located at sea, additionally makes the Estonian project one of the most technologically advanced in this part of Europe. This is another investment – after the project off the coast of Australia – by Respect Energy Holding in offshore wind energy,” said Sebastian Jabłoński, President of the Respect Energy Capital Group.
The project is planned to be implemented in cooperation with BaltiConnect, a Warsaw-based offshore wind power project company. Moreover, Respect Energy has signed a cooperation agreement with the Port of Tallinn on the use of the port infrastructure to support the farm’s production, assembly and operation, and with Tallinn University of Technology on research and development cooperation and recruiting employees for the project.
“We have preliminary conditions for connection. We have also signed cooperation agreements with local partners from Estonia, which will enable us to create a local supply chain,” Mr Jabłoński added.
The company has also signed an agreement with LTH-Baas, an Estonia-based global provider of ship equipping, maintenance and modernisation services, which will be responsible for the project’s installation of turbines, and hydrogen and ammonia production infrastructure.