PGE and Ørsted to build the biggest farm in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea

Wind-driven Baltica 2+3 Workshops - dialogue with suppliers

Watch the video of the first workshop for Baltica OWF suppliers, which took place on 22 April 2022.

Poland’s the largest electricity provider and the global leader in offshore wind in this market will jointly develop, build, and operate the Baltica OWF of total capacity up to 2.5GW, significantly contributing to Polish energy transition and polish economy development. Project is divided into two stages: Baltica 2 and Baltica 3.

Partners joint forces to establish new quality in Polish energy market. When built, Baltica Offshore Wind Farm will provide green energy for 30 years nearly 4 million households, which can be compared to the energy demand of a metropolitan area four times as big as Pomeranian Tricity. Thanks to the Baltica OFM we will avoid emission of 8 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Benefits

benefits

For local community

Baltica Offshore Wind Farm is not only a project of great importance for the Polish energy sector but also a considerable boost for the entire Pomeranian region.

Poland’s seaside regions will benefit the most from the Polish offshore wind development. The development of offshore wind is a chance for ports and shipyards development, but also for the development of many other industries.

PGE and Orsted as investors, however, are aware of the importance of the local landscape preservation and open public dialogue with the local community. Hence, at the very early stage of preparations for the construction of OWF Baltica, they have already established good neighbor-like dialog with all key stakeholders of the project.

OWF Baltica will be constructed with respect for nature. Offshore wind turbines are usually located several dozen kilometers from the shore. Due to their considerable distance to homes, residential areas, or farming fields, they do not exert any considerable impact on the lives of local communities. Wind farms to be constructed by PGE and Orsted will be located at least 25 kilometers off-shore. The project’s environmental impact is limited by the considerable distance between the farms and the adjacent Natura 2000 area - PLC9900001 Ławica Słupska.

Industry benefits
benefits

For industry

Baltica Offshore Wind construction and 30-year operation will empower domestic economy creating jobs in an innovative sector during the construction phase and beyond during operations.

Large offshore wind projects like Baltica 2+3 will drive the growth of hundreds of small and medium companies and create thousands of attractive and well-paid jobs. More than 100 domestic companies are already involved in the local supply chain, according to Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA). But the potential is much bigger. The future could bring great opportunities for numerous branches of Polish industry engaging approximately 400 Polish suppliers and subsupliers, based on Jagiellonian Institute report made for PWEA and Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW).

Baltica OWF aims to engage as many Polish suppliers and sub-suppliers as possible, supporting domestic local content development. Hence, PGE and Orsted has already started working on joint ambitions for the project. This step is in line with the plans of the Polish government, aiming to build a strong economic sector around offshore wind energy.

PGE and Orsted encourage Polish suppliers and sub-suppliers to join and participate in the process of planning, constructing and operating wind farms in the Baltic Sea.

About us


The largest Offshore Wind Farm in the Polish Baltic Sea, in two phases Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 is an 50/50 joint investment of Orsted and PGE Baltica.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna is the largest electric power company and supplier of electricity and heat in Poland. By combining own fuel sources, energy generation assets and distribution grids, PGE guarantees safe and stable supplies of electricity and heat to more than five million customers. PGE is a leader of changes in the Polish energy sector. In the new strategy, PGE Group presented the Group's transformation plan and the way to decarbonise production, and announced the goal of climate neutrality by 2050. The PGE Group's investment plan includes, inter alia, the country's largest investments in wind farms in the Baltic Sea.

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Headquartered in Denmark and with 30-years of experience in offshore wind, Ørsted is currently operating in more than 10 market, from United States of America, through Europe, and ending with Asia. Poland is one of the key markets for Ørsted where the first company has been registered 10 years ago and currently through two entitles is employing approximately 250 people (over 6.6 thousand worldwide in Orsted group). The development of offshore wind farms in Poland - Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 - together with PGE is in line with the recently updated by Ørsted ambition to install 30 GW in offshore wind energy by 2030.