Ørsted and PGE select Siemens Gamesa as supplier of wind turbines for one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm
In addition to supplying 107 turbines with capacity of 14 MW each, Siemens Gamesa will be also responsible for service and supply of spare parts for a period of five years.
- We are developing the biggest renewable energy project to date in Poland. The signed contract relates to delivery of turbines for Baltica 2 with capacity of about 1.5 GW, which is the biggest offshore wind investment developed in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea and one of the largest of its kind in the world. The PGE Group is responsible for ensuring Poland's energy security. We consistently implement the strategy of creating new, green sources of electricity for our country. By 2030 we aim to build about 2.5 GW of generation capacity in the Baltic Sea - commented Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
– In light of the macroeconomic challenges, we are particularly proud that we’re able to announce this important milestone for Baltica 2 – a project that will be pioneering the offshore wind industry in Poland and will lead the way for Poland’s transition to green energy. I wish to thank our partner PGE and the Polish government for their support in making this possible – said Rasmus Errboe, CEO of Region Europe at Ørsted.
– This latest deal for Baltica 2 will cement the foundations for a successful rollout of offshore wind power in Poland. The Baltic Sea can provide huge opportunities for the growth of the industry in coming years, and we stand committed with Poland and our partners to develop it further - said Marc Becker, CEO of the Offshore business in Siemens Gamesa.
About the PGE Group
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna is the largest electric power company and supplier of electricity and heat in Poland. By combining its fuel and power generation resources and having distribution networks, PGE guarantees safe and stable supply of electricity and heat to more than 5 million customers. The PGE Group’s generating units produce over 40 percent of electricity in Poland. With 7 percent of installed wind farm capacity in Poland. The PGE Group is the country’s largest renewable electricity company. The plan for the coming years is to continue to develop renewable energy sources – especially based on wind and sun energy. PGE is a leader in the change in Polish energy. In its strategy, the PGE Group outlined its Group transformation plan and route to decarbonization of manufacturing and announced its objective to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The PGE Group’s investment plan covers the country’s largest investment in offshore wind power plants. The PGE Group’s Offshore Program is to build Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, which runs in two stages – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, with a total installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW by 2030. Then, after 2030, Baltica 1 project will join the Group’s portfolio. According to the strategy, PGE Group intends to have at least 6.5 GW of offshore generation capacity by 2040.
More about Ørsted
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action and was the first energy company in the world to have its science-based net-zero emissions target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs approx. 8,000 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2022, the group's revenue was DKK 132.3 billion (EUR 17.8 billion). Visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
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