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In a strategic move, PGE and Ørsted have signed a contract with GE Vernova, represented by GE Power in Poland, and Polimex Mostostal to construct the onshore infrastructure for Baltica 2, a key phase of the Baltic Sea Wind Farm project. This marks a crucial step in realizing Poland’s pioneering offshore wind energy initiative.
The consortium, comprised of GE Vernova and Polimex Mostostal, will build the onshore transformer station and export lines essential for harnessing 1.5 GW from the first offshore wind farm, Baltica 2. The onshore connection is the starting point for offshore power plant construction.
Wojciech Dąbrowski, CEO of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, emphasized that Baltica 2’s energy will fortify the region’s energy security, contributing to national stability. The project aims to deliver power to the National Power System by 2027.
Agata Staniewska-Bolesta, Managing Director of Ørsted Offshore Poland, highlighted the progress made in signing contracts for offshore components and installation. The construction of onshore infrastructure brings the ambitious project closer to realization.
The onshore infrastructure, set to be built near Osieki Lęborskie in Pomorskie, will commence construction in 2024. Testing and commissioning are planned for 2026-2027.
Baltica 2, scheduled for completion by 2027, and Baltica 3, targeted by 2030, constitute the two phases of the Baltic Sea Wind Farm. Pending the final investment decision, both phases will create a total capacity of 2.5 GW, transforming Poland’s energy landscape and providing green energy for nearly 4 million households.
The collaboration between PGE, Ørsted, GE Vernova, and Polimex Mostostal signifies a significant leap towards a sustainable energy future for Poland, aligning with the broader goals of global renewable energy transformation.