PGE engages a Polish company in the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm project

Energoprojekt-Katowice will advise PGE Baltica to prepare purchase documentation, and during the tender procedure for the general contractor of onshore connection for offshore wind farms Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, PGE  (Polish Energy Group) said on Thursday, February 24.

According to the company, the agreement concluded between Energoprojekt-Katowice and PGE Baltica provides documentation for export cable lines in the land area, data transmission canalization for fibre optic wires and land transformer stations, together with the connection to the Polish power system grid of PSE.

Baltica will be the largest offshore wind power plant in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The national advisor chosen in the tender will prepare documentation that will be the key element of the next procurement procedure for selecting a general contractor to construct onshore connection for the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 wind farms – PGE CEO Wojciech Dąbrowski said.

The two farms will reach a total installed capacity of 2.5GW and are scheduled to begin operation within five years.

It is a good message for the domestic market that even at the stage of investment preparation consultancy, we will cooperate with a domestic company. In this way, we are bringing into effect our goal to engage and encourage Polish companies to construct offshore wind farms – added Dąbrowski.

As the president and general director of Energoprojekt-Katowice Łukasz Grela said, following its strategy, the company treats participation in offshore wind farm projects as one of the key development directions.

The possibility for our company to participate in the preparation of purchase documentation and consultancy during the tender procedure for the general contractor of onshore connection for offshore wind farms Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 is a very important step in this direction. We believe that choosing our company – the Polish one, with long-lasting traditions and vast experience in the broadly understood energy market – will guarantee the success of this venture – said Grela.

The first stage of the project – i.e. Baltica 3 – with a 1045.5 MW capacity is scheduled for 2026. The next stage, i.e. Baltica 2, with a capacity of up to 1497 MW, will be commissioned in 2027. Both have gained location and environmental decisions for the offshore part, transmission grid connection agreements, and the right to a contract for difference.

This year, the project partners – PGE Baltica and Orsted – expect to receive the environmental decision for the onshore transmission part and start work on obtaining construction permits. This is the prior permission required before making the final investment decision – PGE emphasized.

The PGE Capital Group is Poland’s largest company in the energy sector in terms of revenues and generated profit, the company said on its website.

source: PortalMorski.pl

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