Siemens Gamesa turbines picked for 1.44 GW of Polish offshore wind

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February 23 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has been selected to supply the turbines for the MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III offshore wind projects in Poland with a combined capacity of 1.44 GW.

The turbine manufacturer has signed preferred supplier agreements for the projects, each of 720 MW, with Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) and Poland’s Polenergia SA (WSE:PEP), which are together developing the schemes, the parties announced on Tuesday.

These are the first preferred supplier agreements signed in Poland’s offshore wind market, Siemens Gamesa said. The deal is also the first for the company’s SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine, which has 14 MW nominal power and can reach 15 MW with power boost. The exact number of turbines to be supplied will be determined at a later stage.

The agreements are subject to final investment decision, which is planned for 2024 once required permits have been secured. The two projects are expected to feed first power into the grid in 2027 and to contribute to Poland’s goal of having 5.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030.

Equinor and Polenergia were awarded contracts for difference (CfDs) for MFW Baltyk II and III by Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) in May 2021.

Equinor’s chief procurement officer Mette H Ottoy said the selected wind turbine is the best solution for the overall business case.

“We believe this cooperation with Siemens Gamesa will accelerate further the progress of our projects that can bring several opportunities for the Polish market and Polish companies to be included in the local supply chain,” said Michal Kolodziejczyk, Equinor country manager in Poland.

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