PGE Group and Ørsted have signed a contract with a consortium of SEMCO Maritime and PTSC Mechanical & Construction to design, manufacture and commission offshore substations for the Baltica 2 project. The four substations – each equipped with two transformers – will collect electricity generated by wind turbines and export it to land.
– The signing of the contract for the offshore substations for Baltica 2 is another contract within the project. The project is gaining momentum and has clearly entered the phase of finalising further important contracts necessary for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. Substations will be delivered for the Baltica 2 phase of approximately 1.5 GW, which is expected to be operational by 2027. Our goal is to build new green generation capacity in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of 2.5 GW by 2030, which is of great importance for strengthening Poland’s energy security, said Wojciech Dąbrowski, CEO of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
Ørsted and PGE plan to complete construction of the Baltica 2 stage with a capacity of about 1.5 GW by the end of 2027, and the Baltica 3 stage with a capacity of about 1 GW by the end of 2029. Both phases of the Baltica offshore wind farm have location decisions (PSzW), environmental decisions, agreements with the Transmission Network Operator for grid connection, permits for cable laying and maintenance (PUUK), and have been granted a Contract for Difference (CfD) and individual support level decisions issued by the European Commission and the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.
– The signing of the contract for offshore transformer stations is an important milestone in a project that brings us closer to the realisation of the largest RES project in the history of Poland – an offshore wind farm capable of producing green energy in an amount that will meet the electricity needs of approximately 2.4 million Polish households. We are pleased to entrust the consortium of SEMCO Maritime and PTSC Mechanical & Construction with the design, manufacture and commissioning of the power plant for the first stage of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm,” said Agata Staniewska-Bolesta, Managing Director of Ørsted Offshore Poland.