Ørsted and PGE have chosen the contractor for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm construction project
The Polish company of the global consulting, engineering and design group Ramboll originating from Denmark, together with the Polish design office Projmors, will prepare a construction project for both stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, i.e. Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, implemented jointly by Ørsted and PGE Group. The contractor will also be responsible for preparing documentation and obtaining a building permit for the maritime part of the OWF Baltica project.
“We are happy to have contracted experienced consortium for one of the most important scopes in Baltica 2+3 project. Offshore wind is a competitive market where players can gain experience and build their competences through e.g. joining forces by global and local players creating consortia. We could observe these good practices in other markets and now we can see it also in Poland” – said Søren Westergaard Jensen, Project Director in Baltica Offshore Wind Farm on behalf of Ørsted. “Strengthening the competences of the Polish industry as part of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm project is also a practical implementation of the commitment we have made as a foreign investor by signing the Sector Deal for the development of offshore wind energy in Poland” – added the Project Director.
“We have completed a key proceeding that precedes the final investment decision regarding the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a capacity of approx. 2.5 GW – the largest in the Baltic Sea. We start cooperation with a contractor who has extensive experience in the field of offshore wind energy and the process of obtaining permits. We are pleased that the consortium includes a design office from Gdańsk, which is proof that Polish companies are actively using the opportunities to join the development of offshore wind energy in Poland” – said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
The contractor – a consortium of Ramboll Polska and Projmors Maritime Construction Design Office – was selected as part of a competitive dialogue tender procedure. Its task is to prepare design documentation for foundations, turbines, internal cables and power stations at sea, as well as to obtain a building permit, and then prepare the technical design of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The deadline for the task is the third quarter of 2023.
According to the schedule, the launch of the first stage of the project, i.e. Baltica 3 with a capacity of up to 1045.5 MW, is planned for 2026. The next stage, i.e. Baltica 2 with a capacity of up to 1498 MW, is to be commissioned in 2027. Both stages of the IMF Baltica have location decisions (PSzW), environmental decisions for the maritime part, transmission network connection agreements with the operator, and have also received the right to a contract for difference (CfD). In 2022, the project partners expect to receive further administrative decisions for the onshore transmission part, and will also start work on obtaining a building permit. These are the last permits required before the final investment decision is made.
More about PGE Capital Group
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna is the largest power company and supplier of electricity and heat in Poland. Thanks to the combination of its own fuel and power generation resources and the ownership of distribution networks, PGE guarantees a safe and stable supply of electricity and heat to over 5 million customers. PGE Group’s generation units generate nearly 40 per cent of electricity in Poland. With a 10% share in the RES market in Poland. PGE Group is the largest domestic producer of electricity from renewable sources. The plan for the coming years is to further develop renewable energy sources – in particular based on wind and solar energy. PGE is a leader in changes in the Polish energy sector. In the strategy, PGE Group presented the Group’s transformation plan and the path to decarbonisation of generation and announced the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. PGE Group’s investment plan includes the largest investments in offshore wind farms in the country. PGE Group’s Offshore Programme assumes the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm by 2030, implemented in two stages – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, with a total installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW. Then, after 2030, the Baltica 1 Wind Power Plant with a capacity of approx. 1 GW will join the Group’s portfolio. According to the strategy, PGE Group will build at least 6.5 GW of offshore generation capacity by 2040.
More about Ørsted
Ørsted’s vision is a world based solely on renewable energy sources. The Danish-based company is now present on several markets, starting with the United States of America, through European countries and ending with Asia. Poland is one of the key markets for Ørsted, where the company has been operating for 10 years, currently employing nearly 300 people (over 6.6 thousand worldwide). The implementation of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea is in line with Ørsted’s recently updated ambition to reach 30 GW in offshore wind energy by 2030. Ørsted, which has 30 years of experience in the implementation and development of offshore wind farms, currently has more than 12 GW of installed capacity in this technology worldwide. In addition to offshore wind farms, the company develops, builds
and operates onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage
and biopower plants and supplies energy products to its customers. We were named the most sustainable energy company in the world in the 2021 Corporate Knights Index, which brings together the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world. We are also on cdP Climate Change A’s list as a global leader in climate action. In 2020, the group’s revenue was DKK 52.6 billion (EUR 7.1 billion).
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