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UL Solutions to certify RWE's German wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 17/08/2022 RWE

RWE Offshore Wind Poland, a subsidiary of RWE Renewables, has chosen UL Solutions, as certifier for its
F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm. UL Solutions will certify the design fundamentals of the project.

UL Solutions will commence the certification in accordance with the provisions of the Maritime Safety Act and international IEC regulations and procedures. The entire process will take place in consultation with the Polish Register of Shipping (PRS), which has long experience in working with projects in the Baltic Sea. The cooperation of UL Solutions with PRS demonstrates how important Polish companies are in the process of building and operating the F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm.

Lukas Prietz, Project Director of the F.E.W. Baltic II Wind Farm Project at RWE Renewables: “We are pleased to have chosen UL Solutions, an experienced certification company for our F.E.W Baltic II offshore wind project. The implementation of the construction process and subsequent operation of F.E.W. Baltic II will be carried out in accordance with the applicable global standards, in compliance with the applicable national and international legislation. As evidence of knowledge sharing, the entire process will take place in consultation with the Polish Register of Shipping. With UL Solutions we are contracting a global market leader that has been operating in Poland for many years, relying on domestic engineers and experts. This fits in with RWE’s ongoing local content strategy, which is based on cooperation with domestic companies and specialists.”

“The construction of offshore wind farms is particularly important to accelerate the energy transition. With energy generated in the Baltic Sea, it will be easier to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, towards green energy sources. By implementing the F.E.W. Baltic II project, we will significantly contribute to this positive change while accelerating domestic economic development through collaboration with Polish suppliers and subcontractors,”
said Lukas Prietz, Project Director of the F.E.W. Baltic II wind farm at RWE Renewables. “Poland is one of the most attractive offshore growth markets for our company. That’s why we don’t want to stop at the F.E.W. Baltic II project and have applied for all 11 areas made available for further offshore wind farms by the Polish government.”

“Power produced by offshore wind is key to the transition from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energies,”
said Joern Gerlach, Engineering Manager in the Renewables Energy team of the UL Solutions Energy and Industrial Automation group. “Confirming that offshore wind technologies can support the power grid while optimising energy production is crucial to accelerating the development of wind farms and Poland’s green energy transition. We’re proud to be collaborating with RWE to help advance the adoption of safer and reliable wind energy.”

When fully operational, the F.E.W. Baltic II wind farm is expected to be able to produce enough green electricity to meet the needs of around 350,000 Polish households. It is to be built in the Polish Baltic Sea about 55 kilometres from the shore, covering an area of 41 square kilometres, at a water depth of 30–50 meters.


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