PGE and Ørsted have appointed the Contract Engineer to exercise Investor's supervision over the land connection for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm
- It is very important for the PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna to make the best use of the potential of domestic suppliers and service contractors in the supply chain for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. We are pleased to assign the function of Contract Engineer to a consortium consisting of Polish companies, confirming that domestic companies have the right potential to enter into tenders for such large offshore wind energy investments - said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
- The signing of an agreement with the consortium of the companies Biuro Studiów, Projektów i Realizacji "Energoprojekt-Katowice" SA and "Energopomiar" Sp. z o.o. brings us closer to providing 2.5 GW of green energy for Polish households by 2030. This cooperation is also in line with our commitments under the sectoral agreement for the development of offshore wind energy in Poland, the primary objective of which is to maximise the local content – said Agata Staniewska-Bolesta Managing Director Offshore Poland, Ørsted.
The consortium of Biuro Studiów, Projektów i Realizacji “Energoprojekt-Katowice” SA and “Energopomiar” will be exercising investor’s supervision over the work performed by the general contractor while building the line
and the station parts of the onshore connection infrastructure.
The tasks of the Contract Engineer include the constant control of the quality and progress of the work carried out by the general contractor. The agreement that has been signed provides also for their participation in inspections, factory acceptance tests and periodic health and safety checks.
The infrastructure comprising Baltica Offshore Wind Farm’s onshore connection will be located in the vicinity of Osieki Lęborskie - a village in the municipality of Choczewo, in the Wejherowo poviat of the Pomorskie voivodeship.
According to the time schedule, both stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, i.e. Baltica 2, with a capacity of approx. 1.5 GW and Baltica 3, with a capacity of approx. 1 GW, will be launched by the end of this decade. Location decisions (PSzW) and environmental decisions have already been issued for both stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. Applicable contracts with the Transmission System Operator, pertaining to the connection to the network, as well as laying and maintaining the cables (PUUK) have been signed as well. The projects have received the right to Contracts for Differential (CfD) and the decisions on the individual level of support have already been issued by the European Commission and the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.
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.
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