Alerts Energy Infrastructure / Innovations Renewables 4 January, 2024 7:25 am   

Poles and Danes sign deal with a turbine mounter for offshore wind farms


Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) and Ørsted, its Danish partner, have signed an agreement to install wind turbines in the Baltic Sea. The contracted ships will be used for assembling 48 out of 107 towers as part of the Baltica 2 Project, one of the two stages of the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm.

PGE and Ørsted, a Danish energy company, have signed an agreement to install wind turbines as part of the Baltica 2 project. “The installation of the wind turbines for Baltica 2 has been divided into two stages, with the contractor for each stage being selected by separate tendering procedures. The first batch of turbines, which PGE and Ørsted contracted in April 2023, will be installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier,” PGE said in a statement.

“This is the second contract for installation ships for the Baltica 2 project. Previously, we signed a contract for the services necessary for the installation and connection of internal and export cables. In 2023, we also completed the contracting of components for the offshore part of Baltica 2. The work towards the start of construction of Poland’s largest renewable energy project is proceeding according to schedule. In three years, energy from the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm will reach Polish homes,” said Wojciech Dąbrowski, president of PGE.

PGE points out that Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has provided turbine installation and offshore component repair and replacement services for many wind projects around the world, most off the coast of the British Isles. “To perform the task related to the installation of wind turbines for Baltica 2 the company will use the jack-up ship type,” PGE said.

The construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a total capacity of 2.5 GW has been divided into two stages. These are the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 projects, where the former is expected to be ready by the end of 2027, and the latter by 2030. According to estimates, the entire installation will provide energy for the needs of almost four million households in Poland.

Polska Grupa Energetyczna / Jędrzej Stachura