Appropriate regulations for the construction of offshore wind farms are one of the key elements of offshore investments in the Baltic Sea. However, it appears that they may exclude foreign investors from applying for offshore wind farms.

This is the thesis of the Lewiatan Confederation in its opinion on the draft regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure on the evaluation of applications in the determination procedure.

The representatives of the organization indicate that the draft includes REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY PROVE TO BE DIFFICULT OR EVEN IMPOSSIBLE TO BE FULFILLED BY FOREIGN INVESTORS with significant experience in implementing such projects.

In justification of its opinion, Lewiatan points out that the draft resigns from rewarding experience in offshore wind farm construction, adding to the requirements additional criteria, such as implementation of onshore wind farms or energy storage facilities.

Lewiatan argues that the current draft promotes state-owned energy companies, which will find it easier to obtain location decisions.