Ørsted and the PGE Group have signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for supplying offshore wind turbines for the Baltica 2 project with a total capacity of about 1.5 GW. It is Poland’s largest-ever renewable energy project and will produce enough green energy to cover the power consumption of approximately 2.4 million Polish households. Ørsted and PGE expect to be able to commission Baltica 2 by the end of 2027.
In addition to supplying 107 turbines with capacity of 14 MW each, Siemens Gamesa will be also responsible for service and supply of spare parts for a period of five years.
– We are developing the biggest renewable energy project to date in Poland. The signed contract relates to delivery of turbines for Baltica 2 with capacity of about 1.5 GW, which is the biggest offshore wind investment developed in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea and one of the largest of its kind in the world. The PGE Group is responsible for ensuring Poland’s energy security. We consistently implement the strategy of creating new, green sources of electricity for our country. By 2030 we aim to build about 2.5 GW of generation capacity in the Baltic Sea – commented Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
– In light of the macroeconomic challenges, we are particularly proud that we’re able to announce this important milestone for Baltica 2 – a project that will be pioneering the offshore wind industry in Poland and will lead the way for Poland’s transition to green energy. I wish to thank our partner PGE and the Polish government for their support in making this possible – said Rasmus Errboe, CEO of Region Europe at Ørsted.
– This latest deal for Baltica 2 will cement the foundations for a successful rollout of offshore wind power in Poland. The Baltic Sea can provide huge opportunities for the growth of the industry in coming years, and we stand committed with Poland and our partners to develop it further – said Marc Becker, CEO of the Offshore business in Siemens Gamesa.
Source: PGE Baltica