DNV, a classification society as well as an independent energy expert and provider of assurance and certification services, has been awarded a contract by Equinor and Polenergia SA’s joint ventures MFW Bałtyk II sp. z o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III sp. z o.o. to certify the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms.
These projects, located in the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea, are expected to contribute significantly to Poland’s renewable energy goals.
With a planned installed capacity of 720 MW each, Baltyk II and Baltyk III will generate 1440 MW of clean energy, enough to power more than 2 million Polish households. The electricity produced will be exported to the Polish transmission grid, operated by Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne SA. To ensure efficient operation, each wind farm will have its offshore substation.
DNV’s scope of work includes the provision of certificates for wind farms related to design, manufacture (construction) / installation/commissioning and operation under relevant laws, regulations and codes. The following assets are defined as certifiable: wind turbine generators (WTGs), offshore substation platforms, interconnector cables and offshore export cables.
Earlier this year, DNV was authorised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure to issue certificates for offshore wind farms and the installation of power generation equipment.
Developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea is a key step towards Poland’s transition to a greener, more sustainable energy future. These projects will reduce carbon emissions, create new employment opportunities, and drive economic growth in the region.