“By signing contracts for the wind turbine generators for Baltica 2 earlier in April, we have started a series of agreements that are crucial for the development of the project. Securing components for Baltica 2 will allow us to continue with next phases of the project development. Our planned actions consistently bring us closer to achieving the strategic goal of the PGE Group which is developing of 2.5 GW in offshore wind capacity by 2030,” said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
“Ørsted has 30 years of experience developing, sourcing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms, and together with PGE we’re committed to delivering offshore wind energy to Poland at large scale.
"By signing another two strategic component contracts for Baltica 2, we’re step by step moving forward with this landmark project that will be pioneering offshore wind in Poland” said Agata Staniewska, managing director for Ørsted Offshore Poland.
In April, PGE and Ørsted reached an important milestone for their 1.5 GW Baltica 2 offshore wind farm by signing the project’s first major component contract with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa.
The next step in June was contracting the offshore substations. Now, the joint venture has signed the next two strategic supply chain contracts for Baltica 2: Navantia-Windar will be supplying monopile foundations, the largest exceeding 100 meters and weighing over 2,000 tons, while Orient Cable (NBO) will be delivering 170 kilometers of 66 kV subsea array cables that will be connecting the wind turbines to the offshore substations.
Subject to final investment decisions, Ørsted and PGE Baltica expect to complete the construction of Baltica 2 (1.5 GW) by the end of 2027, while Baltica 3 (1 GW) is expected to be fully operational no later than by the end of 2029.
With a joint capacity of 2.5 GW the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 will create the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. It will contribute significantly to Poland’s green energy transition, delivering clean energy for nearly four million households in Poland.