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Siemens Gamesa to supply Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects

4C Offshore | Chloe Emanuel
By: Chloe Emanuel 16/02/2024 Polenergia

Equinor and Polenergia have selected Siemens Gamesa as their wind turbine supplier for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III offshore wind farms located in the Baltic Sea. The two energy companies have signed final contracts for the production, delivery and service of 100 modern offshore wind turbines. The signed contracts are crucial for the development of the two projects. With a total capacity of 1,440 MW, they will provide green energy for more than two million Polish households and strengthen Poland’s energy security.

The SG 14-236 DD turbines ordered for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects are the largest offshore wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa to date. Each installed turbine will have a capacity of 14.4 MW. One revolution of the wind turbine’s rotor will produce clean energy covering the electricity needs of one Polish household for four days.

"The ordered offshore wind turbines for the Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects are the flagship model of Siemens Gamesa, achieving impressive power output. The finalization of contracts for the production and delivery of offshore wind turbines are crucial for the development of our projects in the Baltic Sea and represents a very important step in the development of the entire offshore wind energy sector in Poland. As early as 2027, clean renewable energy from Equinor's and Polenergia's Baltic projects is expected to power the national power grid. We are looking forward to that moment. The agreement with the supplier of offshore turbines brings us much closer to it."- Dr. Michał Michalski, CEO of Polenergia S.A.

The contracts with Siemens Gamesa are for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 100 state-of-the-art offshore wind turbines, as well as their maintenance and warranty service. The agreement marks a final step following the reservation agreement signed by the two parties for the supply of the turbines in February 2022.

"With the final agreement signed with the turbine supplier for our Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III projects, we can move to the next stage of their development. We want to bring the best available renewables technologies to the Polish market, building a modern offshore wind power sector. Our goal is to provide Poland with clean energy from renewable sources based on the leading, most efficient solutions. The Bałtyk II and III wind farms will be among the first offshore wind farms in Poland. Their commissioning - scheduled for 2027 - will significantly strengthen our energy security, providing stable renewable energy for decades."Michał Jerzy Kołodziejczyk, Country Manager of Equinor in Poland

In the second phase of the development of the Polish offshore wind sector, Equinor and Polenergia are also implementing the Bałtyk I project. An offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 1,560 MW will be located approximately 80 km from the coast near Łeba. All three Bałtyk wind farms will have a total capacity of up to 3 GW, providing green energy to over four million households.

The projects jointly implemented by Equinor and Polenergia are a key element in the decarbonization of Poland. Residents of Pomerania can learn more about the projects at the Baltic Offshore Wind Farm Information Center. The information point opened in Łeba is the first of its kind in Poland.

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