On 9 June 2022, a hybrid Suppliers Day will be held, i.e. a meeting of representatives of the leading investor Ocean Winds with potential suppliers of services and components for offshore wind farms in Poland. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss planned activities and requirements for an offshore wind farm project with the representatives of Ocean Winds.
Ocean Winds is one of the largest and most experienced global offshore developers present on the Polish market. The company is an undertaking of EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE. As of 2019, the company is developing offshore wind projects globally – in markets in Europe, Asia and the United States. It is a leader in the most innovative technologies, including floating offshore platforms. Ocean Winds currently has 1.5 GW of projects under construction and 4 GW in development, with a target of 5-7 GW in operation or under construction and 5-10 GW in advanced development by 2025.
OW confirms that the Polish market is one which is treated as a priority. The company declares long-term presence and cooperation with domestic suppliers. OW’s global position gives Polish companies a unique opportunity to cooperate not only within the national supply chain, but also to access offshore projects developed around the world.
BC-Wind project in Poland
Ocean Wind is the owner of the BC-Wind offshore wind farm project, which will be developed in the Polish waters of the Baltic Sea. The investor has exclusive rights to build offshore wind farms in two adjacent locations. The offshore wind farm project has been developing since 2012. In September 2020, the project obtained conditions for connection to the power grid with a total capacity of 399 MW. In March 2021, the investor signed a grid connection agreement and in May this year, they entered into a preliminary lease agreement to use the port of Władysławowo as a service port for their investment.
The offshore wind farm will be located approximately 23 kilometres north of the coast at the height of the Krokowa and Choczewo communes in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. The area of the wind farm will be 90.94 km2. Ocean Winds plans to install up to 31 wind turbines with a minimum capacity of 13 MW. It is planned to install monopile/jacket type foundations. The wind farm will begin operations in 2027.
In June 2021, the project received the right to a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the Energy Regulatory Office, which will make it one of the first realised offshore wind investments in Poland.
“The first BC-Wind project is currently being prepared for contracting and implementation in the next few years. We have also submitted applications in the next phase of the Polish offshore wind development program, nine applications to be exact. Besides, we see growing prospects for the offshore sector in Poland and several dozen gigawatts planned by 2050. We invite suppliers for long-term cooperation”, says Kacper Kostrzewa, Director of the BC-Wind Project, implemented by Ocean Winds in Poland.
Suppliers Day. Meet and talk with an investor
On 9 June 2022, Ocean Winds invited potential suppliers of services and components for offshore wind farms to participate in discussions about collaboration prospects. This is an excellent opportunity to ask your burning questions about the offshore wind project.
Suppliers Day, organised on 9 June, will be an opportunity for suppliers to obtain information on the development of the BC-Wind project and to get in direct contact with the developer. We will present, among other things, an example of how OW builds the so-called local content in the British market, as well as what the procurement policy looks like, including the principles of contracting goods and services. The meeting will be held in the form of “100 questions to OW”. The developer invites you to send your questions in the registration form available below. They will be answered by the representatives of the company.
“I invite everyone interested to the Suppliers Day”, says Oscar Díaz Martín-Forero, Chief EPCI Officer at Ocean Winds.
Event details – Ocean Winds Suppliers Day
Formula: hybrid event
Event venue: Nobu Hotel, Wilcza 73 00-670 Warsaw
9:00am Registration (welcome coffee)
9:30 Part I: BalticWind.EU talk with Ocean Winds representative
- Ocean Winds’ Global Perspective
- Introduction to BC-Wind project
- Building a job market based on local content and competence development
- R&D Strategy
10:15 Part II: Good Practice – Case Study United Kingdom
- Presentation of Ocean Winds supply chain in the UK
- Presentation of best practices
11:15 Coffee break (warm drinks and snacks)
11:35 Part III: Procurement policy
- Discussion of bid evaluation criteria
- Industry Profile
- Procurement packages and offers for suppliers
13:00 – 14:00 Closing and lunch