PGE Group and Ørsted contracted fleet for installation of 48 from 107 wind turbines for Baltica 2 project – one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm.
Installation of wind turbines for Baltica 2 has been divided into two stages, and a contractor for each stage is selected in separate tender procedure. The first batch of turbines that PGE and Ørsted contracted in April 2023 will be installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
“It is already the second contract for installation vessels for the Baltica 2 project. Last year we signed agreement for services necessary for installation and connection of inter-array and export cables. Work towards starting the construction of the largest renewable energy project in Poland is progressing according to schedule. In just three years, energy from the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm will reach Polish homes,” commented Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
“We open the new year with an important contract for the installation of wind turbines. Considering the challenges facing the offshore wind industry globally, we are particularly proud that we are consistently and according to plan signing further agreements with experienced market players, which bring us closer to the implementation of Baltica 2 – a pioneering project in terms of scale of the offshore wind energy market in Poland,” said Agata Staniewska-Bolesta, Managing Director of Ørsted Offshore Poland.
Fred. Olsen WindCarrier has performed turbine installations and offshore repair or replacement services for many wind projects around the world, most of them off the coast of the British Isles. The task related to the installation of wind turbines for Baltica 2 will be carried out by a jack-up vessel.
Baltica 2 is one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm – next to Baltica 3. Ørsted and PGE plan to deliver Baltica 2 of 1.5 GW capacity by the end of 2027 and Baltica 3 of 1 GW capacity by 2030. The project is subject to final investment decision. Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 will create the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm of 2,5 GW total capacity. It will contribute significantly to Poland’s green energy transition, delivering clean energy for nearly four million households in Poland.