Equinor, together with Polenergia, is holding another meeting for prospective suppliers of components and services for its Baltic II and Baltic III offshore wind farm projects. The event will be attended by Hitachi Energy, the main supplier and contractor for the power part of both farms, which is looking for potential partners for its supplier chain in offshore wind.

Polenergia and Equinor, which are jointly developing three wind farm projects in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of almost 3 GW – OWF Baltic I, OWF Baltic II and OWF Baltic III – are inviting representatives of Polish companies – potential sub-suppliers – to Lodz on June 15. Details of the meeting, agenda and a registration form will be provided at a later date.

The Suppliers Day is another meeting with domestic companies that want to get involved in the supply chain for the offshore wind farm projects being developed by Equinor and Polenergia. This time, the event will be entirely devoted to future cooperation with Polish entrepreneurs on a specific component of the wind farm – the power infrastructure. Its prime contractor (Tier 1) for the Baltic II and Baltic III projects will be Hitachi Energy, which will be responsible for designing the electrical power part of the two wind farms, performing system analyses, supplying products, equipment and electrical power systems for the offshore substations. Hitachi’s scope of work also includes the construction of land stations on a turnkey basis, as well as the connecting these facilities to the grid.

Collaboration with a leading international energy company, whose HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology is crucial for the efficient transmission of energy from sea to land, is a great opportunity for Polish companies to join the chain of suppliers and sub-suppliers across Poland.That’s why today the organizers of the Suppliers Day encourage you to book a date and attend the meeting.

Its purpose is to create a platform for dialogue between an internationally recognized supplier and domestic subcontractors whose products and services can be used in the design and execution of the electrical installation of the two farms – from the wind turbines to the point of connection with the National Power System at the Słupsk-Wierzbięcino substation.

They are looking for suppliers of components and services for, among others: Such highly specialized products as construction, electrical and installation work, commissioning, MV and LV cables; 36kV busway, auxiliary transformers, high-voltage apparatus, MV, LV switchgear and cable cabinets, AC/DC switchgear, gas and transformer extinguishing systems, monitoring (CCTV) including access control, high-power container units, MV/LV container stations, steel structures for apparatus.

The Hitachi Suppliers Day event is unique in the country, as it is the first time it has focused so strongly not only on companies from the Pomeranian and West Pomeranian provinces, but also on the potential of inland suppliers.

The meeting will discuss, among other things:

  • investment schedule
  • innovations and competencies sought
  • standards and requirements for suppliers
  • business potential for growth in the offshore wind industry

At special thematic sessions, Hitachi Energy experts will talk individually with suppliers about specific purchasing packages.

The meeting is organized by Equinor, Polenergia and Hitachi Energy, the supplier and contractor for the electrical power part of the Baltic II and Baltic III offshore wind farms.

The meeting formula proposed by Equinor and Polenergia appealed to the market after the success of the first such event – the Suppliers Day held in January this year, which involved representatives of Siemens Gamesa – the preferred supplier of turbine generators for the Baltic II and III projects.

Source: Polenergia and Equinor