Equinor and Polenergia have signed final agreements for the design of foundations for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects being developed by the two companies in the Baltic Sea. The development of design documentation for the locations of the two offshore wind farms, including the detailed design of the foundations, was entrusted to Rambøll. The signed agreements are another step in the realization of an investment of strategic importance to Poland’s energy security.

Rambøll is a Danish-originated international consulting, engineering and design group with long experience in the area of offshore wind farms. The agreements with Equinor and Polenergia form the basis for Rambøll’s engineering services for the 100 monopile offshore wind farms Baltic II and III, and will be in effect throughout the construction period of both farms.

“The construction and commissioning of our wind farms in the Baltic Sea are fast approaching. The signed contract is further proof of the advancement of the projects we are developing together. Polenergia and Equinor are creating sources of renewable energy on a scale so far unprecedented in Poland’s history. Our offshore projects are some of the largest wind farms being built in this part of Europe. The Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects alone will power more than 2 million households with green energy. This means a powerful acceleration of the energy transition, and thus – a huge support for the Polish economy” – Jerzy Zan, CEO of Polenergia S.A.

The offshore wind farms Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III, with a total capacity of 1440 MW, will be located in the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea, between 22 and 37 km from the coastline. Once suppliers of all structural components have been contracted and the necessary permits have been obtained, the implementation phase will begin.

“This is another milestone for our offshore wind farm projects, which are expected to deliver green energy from renewable sources to the Polish power grid as early as 2027. Thanks to the signed agreement, we are getting closer to the moment of the final investment decision and implementation of the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects. As one of the first in the Baltic Sea, our wind farms will significantly contribute to Poland’s energy security. We are pleased to be able to actively participate in the energy transformation of our country” – Michał Jerzy Kołodziejczyk, President of the Management Board of Equinor in Poland.

The first energy from the Bałtyk II and III wind farms is expected to flow into the grid as early as 2027. The commercial phase of their operation is planned from 2028. In the next phase of the development of offshore wind energy in Poland, Equinor and Polenergia are developing the Bałtyk I project with a capacity of up to 1560 MW, which will be about 80 km offshore.

Source: Polenergia