PGE and Ørsted are organising a special event for the fifth time to encourage companies to participate in the project of building offshore wind farms in Poland. This year’s meeting is aimed at component manufacturers and service providers who want to get involved in the process of building the supply chain for the Baltica 2 project – one of the two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The meeting will take place on 10 October 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the PGE National Stadium in Warsaw. The 2022 event attracted nearly 800 participants, including more than 500 representing companies from Poland.
During the Suppliers’ Day, subcontractors and sub-suppliers will have the opportunity to learn about the activities implemented by PGE and Ørsted. Representatives of both companies, which are jointly preparing for the construction of the Baltic offshore wind farm, will talk about, among other things, the division of purchasing procedures between the two joint venture partners, as well as the QHSE standards applied and the requirements for suppliers in this regard.
Opportunity for B2B meetings
In addition to PGE and Ørsted, the event will be attended by representatives of some of the suppliers of components and services already contracted for the development of the Baltica 2 project – one of the two phases of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. This year, PGE and Ørsted have signed contracts for, among others, the supply of 107 turbines with Siemens Gamesa, marine transformer stations with the Semco/PTSC consortium, the supply of foundations with the Windar/Navantia consortium, and the laying and connection service for internal and export marine cables with Boskalis.
Representatives from these companies will be available to attend the event. During short individual business sessions of several minutes, registered participants will have the opportunity to present their company and discuss cooperation opportunities. Purchasing specialists from Siemens Gamesa, Semco/PTSC, Windar/Navantia and Boskalis will talk about the expectations of their potential sub-suppliers and subcontractors.
Don’t delay in registering
Until 30 September this year, company representatives interested in participating in the Suppliers’ Day should register via a special form on baltica.energy. Subsequently, a second form will be available for those pre-registered, where those interested in attending B2B sessions with representatives of suppliers contracted by PGE and Ørsted will have the opportunity to sign up for a meeting with one of the four suppliers. This will allow the organisers to plan short individual business meetings accordingly. The representatives of the four invited suppliers – including their purchasing specialists – will speak English. Translators and interpreters will be available for those wishing to be assisted during the B2B sessions.
Get involved in the construction of the Baltic offshore wind farm
Offshore wind farms will not only support Poland’s energy transition but will also strengthen the national economy, providing thousands of jobs over the coming decades and providing numerous branches of the Polish industry with new growth opportunities.
Polish companies are already involved in international offshore wind farm projects around the world. The development of offshore wind energy in Polish waters of the Baltic Sea is an opportunity to develop the potential of many sectors of the Polish economy.
Among the main beneficiaries may be the steel industry, hydraulic engineering, installation services industry, broadly defined maintenance services industry, port and shipbuilding industry, transport and logistics, consulting and training services, and even hotel and catering services. In the relatively young offshore wind sector, more than 400 Polish companies have been identified as potential suppliers of offshore components and services. This is another event for suppliers organised by PGE and Ørsted.
The previous Suppliers’ Day organised by PGE and Ørsted in 2022 was attended by nearly 800 participants, including more than 500 representing companies from Poland.
The Baltica Offshore Wind Farm consists of two phases – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. PGE and Ørsted plan to complete the Baltica 2 stage with a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW by the end of 2027, and the Baltica 3 stage with a capacity of approximately 1 GW by the end of 2029. With a total capacity of 2.5 GW, the Baltica offshore wind farm will provide green energy to almost 4 million households in Poland.
Find out more about the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm by visiting baltica.energy.
More about the PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna is the largest power company and supplier of electricity and heat in Poland. Thanks to the combination of its own fuel resources and energy generation and its ownership of distribution networks, PGE guarantees secure and stable supplies of electricity and heat to almost 5.5 million customers. The PGE Group’s generating units produce more than 40 per cent of Poland’s electricity. With a 7% share of Poland’s RES market, the PGE Group is the largest domestic producer of electricity from renewable sources. PGE is at the forefront of change in the Polish energy sector. Concerning offshore wind power, the PGE Group’s investment plan includes the largest offshore wind power investments in the country. PGE Group’s Offshore Programme envisages the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm by 2030, implemented in two stages – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, with a total installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW. Then, after 2030, the Baltica 1 Wind Power Plant with a capacity of approximately 0.9 GW will join the Group’s portfolio. According to its strategy, the PGE Group will build more than 7 GW of offshore installed generation capacity.
More about Ørsted
Ørsted’s vision is a world based solely on renewable energy sources. Ørsted, which has its roots in Denmark, is now present in more than a dozen markets, ranging from the United States of America, through European countries to Asia. Poland is one of the key markets for Ørsted, where the company has been operating for 10 years, currently employing over 700 people (close to 8,000 worldwide). The development of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea, is part of Ørsted’s recently updated ambition to reach 30 GW in offshore wind energy by 2030. Ørsted, which has 30 years of experience in the implementation and development of offshore wind farms, currently has more than 12 GW of installed capacity in this technology worldwide. In addition to offshore wind farms, the company develops, builds and operates onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage and bioenergy plants, and supplies energy products to its customers. We were recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable energy companies in the Corporate Knights 2021 index, which brings together the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world. It is also listed on the CDP Climate Change A list as a global leader in climate action. In 2022, the group’s revenue was DKK 132.3 billion (EUR 17.8 billion).