Polish energy company Polenergia has received a regional environmental permit to build the second phase of a 1.2GW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

The permit was granted by the Regional Directorate of Environmental Protection in Gdansk for the 600MW Baltic Sea 2 offshore wind farm.

A permit for the first 600MW phase was issued last year.

Polenergia said construction of the first phase is slated to start in 2019, once a construction permit is issued.

The project would be operational some time between 2021 and 2022, the company said.

The second phase is expected to be developed between 2023 and 2026.

Polenergia said it is targeting hardware of 8MW to 10MW for the projects.

A further 1.2GW could also be added to the site, bringing total capacity to 2.4GW, it added.

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