The subject matter of the contract includes, but is not limited, to preparation of draft construction permits in accordance with the Building Code, consisting of a land development project, architectural-construction project, technical project as well as the required opinions, agreements, expert reports, and permits, except for those to be prepared and delivered by the ordering party, i.e. the joint venture partners.

The order includes items such as offshore substations, offshore wind turbines (each consisting of a nacelle with generator, rotor, tower, link section, and foundation), and internal power and telecom lines. The scope of the contract is divided into two parts: first – for Baltica 2 and second – for Baltica 3.

The Balitca offshore wind farm project is being developed in the Polish Baltic Sea area, in a 50/50 partnership by PGE Baltica of the PGE Group and Ørsted. The tender for the execution of the construction design, together with the obtaining of a building permit, is another order carried out as part of the purchasing process of the investment being executed. To date, PGE and Ørsted have launched the largest tenders for major components of the Baltica offshore wind farm, including offshore wind turbines. The proposal applications can be submitted until 31 January 2022.

– We are working intensively on the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, aiming to start generating electricity as early as in 2026. In the past year, we prepared a joint supply chain plan to maximize the participation of Polish companies in the investment, obtained rights to a differential contract based on a decision by the Energy Regulatory Office, launched geotechnical studies, and started tenders for the supplier of wind turbine generators, which is the most capital-intensive part of the investment. We are ahead of the next important stage of the project, which is the selection of the contractor for the construction project responsible for the acquisition of permits for the construction of the Baltica Marine Wind Farm,” says Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.

– We are pleased that the joint investment is going according to plan. We have a busy year ahead, where we expect to obtain an environmental decision for the connection infrastructure portion. We will also begin work on obtaining building permits. These will be the last permits required by Polish law, leading to the final investment decision, to be made by the partners of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm – says Søren Westergaard Jensen, Ørsted’s representative and Director of the development of the Baltica offshore wind farm,who is also the Managing Director of Ørsted Offshore in Poland.

According to the schedule, the launch of the first stage of the Baltica offshore wind farm project, i.e. Baltica 3 with capacity of approx. 1045 MW, is planned for 2026. The next stage, Baltica 2 with a capacity of approx. 1500 MW is expected to be completed by 2027. These investments will contribute to accelerating the Polish energy transition.

Source: PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna