What goes on in Poland on the 8th of February.
Poland discusses Nord Stream 2 and the Three Seas Initiative with the US
Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau ended a three-day visit to Washington, during which he held talks with, among others, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. One of the topics was Nord Stream 2 and the Three Seas Initiative.
Minister Rau also held a number of meetings in the US Congress. He met with senators James Risch and Ted Cruz, and with representatives of the Polish Circle in the Congress, Jackie Walorski and Michael McCaul.
“The ministry informed that the main topic of talks with the US Secretary of State was the current security situation in Europe and the coordination of allies’ activities within NATO, the EU and the OSCE. The interlocutors discussed the steps taken by the international community in recent days to find a solution to the tense situation around Ukraine, related to the escalation of tensions by Russia. They also discussed the actions that will take place in the coming days,” the press release said.
The head of the Polish diplomacy also discussed the issues of cooperation in the field of energy security. During an interview with the State Department, he also highlighted issues related to Nord Stream 2 and the Three Seas Initiative. “We need unity and respect for international law as a way to ensure the coexistence of the international community, free from violence and threats,” the minister said.
PGE submits an application for a location permit for an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea
PGE has submitted another application to the Ministry of Infrastructure for a new location permit (area 46.E.1.) for the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The area is located on Ławica Słupska, in close proximity to the Baltica 2 + 3 projects implemented by PGE in cooperation with Ørsted.
“As the offshore leader in Poland, we are not slowing down and consistently implementing the strategy of investing in offshore energy. Since November last year, the PGE Group has submitted a total of six new applications to the Ministry of Infrastructure for the issuance of location permits for the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, including two jointly with Enea and one jointly with Tauron,” informs Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna .
Currently, PGE is implementing investments in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of approx. 3.5 GW based on three location permits obtained in 2012 (decision no. IMF / 3/12, IMF / 4/12, IMF / 5/12). The works carried out in these areas are carried out according to the schedule. In the coming months, it is expected to obtain important administrative decisions concerning, among others, environmental permits for connection infrastructure, and then building permits. Tenders for individual stages of the investment are underway.