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Offshore Wind Market Poland: Pge And Ørsted Award Contract For Transportation And Installation of Substations For Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Warsaw, Poland - The Polish PGE Group and the Danish energy group Ørsted have awarded Seaway 7 the contract for the transportation and installation of substations for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea. Seaway 7 will transport and install a total of four offshore substations at the wind farm site.

Seaway7 is one of the world's leading companies in the implementation of offshore wind projects. Both heavy-lift and heavy-lift transport vessels will be used to transport and install the substations. Work is scheduled to begin in 2026. The four offshore substations will be designed, built and commissioned by the Semco/PTSC consortium.

PGE and Ørsted have already ordered all the necessary components for the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm and signed all the contracts for their installation. The partners have also selected a general contractor for the onshore connection infrastructure. According to the companies, all necessary building permits have also been obtained. The final step before construction begins is for the investors to make the final investment decision (FID).

Baltica 2 is one of two phases of the Baltica offshore wind farm. PGE and Ørsted plan to construct Baltica 2 with a capacity of 1.5 GW (1,500 MW) by the end of 2027 and Baltica 3 with a capacity of 1 GW by 2030. Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 will form the Baltica offshore wind farm with a total capacity of 2.5 GW and will provide clean energy for almost four million households in Poland.

Source: IWR Online, 04 Apr 2024