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SMDI

Offshore wind energy

We are a national leader in the strategic advisory on the offshore wind energy (OWE) market:

  • we have prepared operational strategies for the biggest Polish energy concern and one of the world leaders in the wind energy sector,
  • we are currently preparing and successfully implementing the strategy of actions on the OWE market for one of the Polish biggest private investors in the energy sector,
  • we have prepared the analysis of legal, social and organizational aspects of the OWE development in Polish maritime areas for one of the international energy concerns,
  • we are conducting a supply chain analysis for offshore wind farms in Poland.

We are a highly-regarded team of experts in conducting of the location procedures for offshore wind farm (OWF) projects and external connection infrastructure (ECI):

  • we have been engaged in preparing 15 applications for the location decision for OWF projects and provided the advisory services in the location procedures conducted for 4 OWF projects - we have obtained the first permit to erect and exploit artificial islands, installations and equipment in Polish maritime areas,
  • we have conducted location procedures for OWF external connection infrastructure and obtained 6 valid permits for the laying and maintenance of cables and pipelines on the seabed,
  • we have made audits of 4 applications for the location decision for OWF,
  • we have carried out the analysis of the possibilities to locate 2 OWF projects with the total capacity of 2 GW in Polish maritime areas for one of the international energy concerns,
  • we have prepared 12 analyses regarding economic and social impacts of OWF, attached as annexes to the applications for the location decision for projects with the total capacity of 6 GW,
  • we prepared "The guide to the location determination and environmental impact forecasting procedures for offshore wind farms in Polish maritime areas".


We are a highly - regarded team of experts in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for OWF and ECI:

  • we have conducted scoping procedures for 5 OWF projects - for all of them we obtained decisions on the determination of the scope of the EIA report,
  • we have conducted a complete environmental impact assessment for 2 offshore wind farm projects and obtained the first 2 final environmental decision in Poland,
  • we took part in EIA procedure for OWF external connection infrastructure,
  • we were responsible for prepering and coordinating a complex marine environmental monitoring programmes for the purpose of the EIA procedure for 2 OWF projects, 
  • we have prepared "The guide to the location determination and environmental impact forecasting procedures for offshore wind farms in Polish maritime areas".


We are a highly - regarded team of experts in the field of OWE market development conditions:

  • members of our group are permanent partners of the Polish government and parliament in terms of works on the legal environment of the Polish OWE market,
  • together with the Foundation for Sustainable Energy we have prepared and conducted the whole legislation process of the amendment to the act on maritime areas of the Republic of Poland and the maritime administration, which implemented the solutions enabling the development of OWF projects in Polish maritime areas,
  • we actively take part in the work on support system for offshore wind farms,
  • we were a substantive partner during the development of the "Polish offshore wind energy and maritime industry development programme",
  • we are the authors of the concept of building a supply chain for offshore wind farms based on the Polish maritime industry,
  • we cooperate with the national power transmission system operator and the Ministry of Economy on creating the favourable conditions for the connection of OWF to the national power system.
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