Ocean Winds (OW), an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has signed a contract with Australian company Sea Global Pty Ltd. and with PGNIG GAZOPROJEKT S.A. as its Polish subcontractor. The agreement concerns the execution of design documentation along with obtaining a construction permit for the offshore export cables of the BC-Wind offshore wind farm.
The scope of the contract covers the 2x 220 kV export cable section from the offshore substation to the point of connection with the onshore section of the cables, which also includes sea-to-shore guided drilling. The scope of work agreed upon in the contract includes optimization and design of the marine cable route, design of shore crossings, cable protection, electrical and thermal analyses, and tender support.
“This is the next important stage of work related to the implementation of BC-Wind project. After obtaining location permits, signing a grid connection agreement, receiving the right to a differential contract and environmental decision, and selecting Wladyslawowo as an offshore service base, Ocean Winds is now focusing on working with direct and indirect subcontractors for key elements of the project. The signed agreement brings us closer to obtaining a construction permit for the farm and expands the participation of Polish companies in the supply chain for BC-Wind.” – said Kacper Kostrzewa, BC-Wind’s project director.
The BC-Wind offshore farm planned about 23 km north of the municipalities of Choczewo and Krokowa in Pomorskie Voivodeship, has the potential to generate up to 399 MW from up to 31 turbines located about 23 km from the port of Władysławowo.
BC-Wind is being implemented according to schedule. The company plans to start commercial operations of BC-Wind in 2027.