Danish investor Ørsted is seeking contractors to provide transportation and installation services for the 1 GW Baltica 3 and 1.5 GW Baltica 2 offshore wind farms in Poland, on the Baltic Sea. A qualification notice has been issued to companies before tendering for work.

PGE, Poland’s largest power producer, and the Danish company Orsted will jointly build and operate the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a total installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW, significantly supporting Poland’s energy transformation and contributing to the development of the Polish economy. The project was divided into two phases Baltica 2 and Baltica 3.

Once constructed, the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm will provide enough energy to power almost 4 million households every year for the next 30 years, which is comparable to a metropolitan area four times larger than the Tri-City in Poland. The Baltica offshore wind farm will avoid emissions of 8 million tons of CO2 per year.

Developers issued a qualification notice to companies before tendering for work. The first tender will be announced in the second half of January 2022 or early February. The tender will be for the transportation and installation of foundations and offshore substations for both projects. The second tender will begin in late March or early April 2022. This tender will include the installation of export and array cables at both wind farms.

Offshore purchasing proceedings are executed on dedicated purchasing platforms. Ørsted will use the Achilles Utilities Nordics and Central Europe (UNCE) system to award the contract.

Source: offshorewind.biz, Tender Electronic Daily, baltica.energy