Equinor and Polenergia have signed final agreements with the supplier of foundations for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms. Dutch company SIF Netherlands B.V. will produce 100 monopiles for both projects. Monopiles are key components required for investments of strategic importance to Poland’s energy transition.

The subject of the contracts is 100 monopal foundations for wind turbines, 50 units for each project. They are scheduled to begin production in the second quarter of 2025.

– The signing of the final contract for the production of foundations for our Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III wind farms brings us closer to the moment of final investment decision. The wind farms planned for 2027 will be among the first in the Polish sea. Their commissioning will be crucial to national energy security, providing stable renewable energy for more than 2 million households in Polandsays Michal Jerzy Kolodziejczyk, Country Manager of Equinor in Poland.

Once all the construction elements have been contracted, the necessary permits have been obtained and a final investment decision has been made, the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III project phases will begin. The two wind farms, with a total capacity of 1440 MW, will be located in the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea, at a distance of approx. 37 and 22 km from the coastline.

– The Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms are becoming a reality. Most of the major contracts that apply to both projects have already been secured. This is a huge acceleration of our offshore investments and a very important positive signal for our investors. We have planned to put 100 wind towers into operation as early as in 2027. Today, we are taking a very important step toward making these plans a reality. We have one common goal – to realize the great potential of renewable energy that lies within our country. The Bałtyk projects will make it happen, providing green energy to millions of Polish households. This is further proof that Polenergia is the most rapidly growing energy group in Poland todaysays Dr. Michalski, President of the Management Board of Polenergia S.A.

SIF Netherlands B.V. has global experience in supplying components for offshore wind farms. The contract with the company is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2026. The first energy from the Bałtyk II and III wind farms is expected to flow in 2027. The commercial phase of their use is scheduled from 2028.

In the next phase of offshore wind power development in Poland, Equinor and Polenergia are developing the Bałtyk I project. The offshore wind farm, with a capacity of up to 1560 MW, will be about 80 km from the shore. Projects jointly implemented by Equinor and Polenergia are a very important part of Poland’s energy transition.

Source: Equinor