PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (WSE:PGE) today said it selected DHI and DNV GL to help it further progress its Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind farm projects.
The Polish energy company, through subsidiary PGE Baltica, aims to build the two parks, with a combined capacity of 1.5 GW in the Baltic Sea, by 2030. It has already secured environmental permits and it needs to carry out different tests and studies before applying for a construction permit.
Through a tender, PGE has awarded consulting and research organisation DHI the meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) study for the two projects. DNV GL, on the other hand, has been tasked with the independent verification of technical aspects of the model of cooperation with a potential strategic partner in the development of the projects.
It has been announced previously that Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) was expected to acquire 50% stakes in the two special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind projects.
Baltica 3 has a grid connection agreement with Polish transmission system operator (TSO) PSE for 1,045 MW of capacity, while Baltica 2 is in the process of securing one for 1,498 MW. PGE plans to start awarding equipment contracts next year.
The Baltica 1 offshore wind park, of 896 MW, is planned to be completed after the other two projects.
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