The PGE Group scored the most points in the application procedure for the seabed area 45.E.1, for which it applied together with Ørsted. The location is directly adjacent to the area where PGE and Ørsted are building the Baltica 2 project. PGE and its partner will be able to build an additional 210 MW on the new basin. The area has approx. 17 square kilometers and is located approx. 32 km from the seashore.
PGE and Ørsted have appointed the Contract Engineer to exercise Investor's supervision over the land connection for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm
PGE and Ørsted - companies building the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm - have signed an agreement with a consortium made of Biuro Studiów, Projektów i Realizacji "Energoprojekt‐Katowice" SA and "Energopomiar" Sp. z o.o. The consortium will be acting as a Contract Engineer when constructing the land connection of the project.
Ørsted and PGE select Siemens Gamesa as supplier of wind turbines for one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm
Ørsted and the PGE Group have signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for supplying offshore wind turbines for the Baltica 2 project with a total capacity of about 1.5 GW. It is Poland’s largest-ever renewable energy project and will produce enough green energy to cover the power consumption of approximately 2.4 million Polish households. Ørsted and PGE expect to be able to commission Baltica 2 by the end of 2027.
The special purpose vehicles of PGE Baltica scored the most points in the procedures regarding the location permits (PszW) for areas 44.E.1 and 60.E.4. The Ministry of Infrastructure announced the results of the proceedings on February 10, 2023.
On January 25, 2023, the Ministry of Infrastructure announced the results of the procedure regarding the location permit for the offshore wind farms for the area 60.E.3 located on the Central Bank of the Baltic Sea. The most points in the procedure were awarded to Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica 1, a subsidiary of PGE Baltica of the PGE Group.
As a result of the qualification procedure, the Supervisory Board of PGE Baltica sp. z o.o. appointed to the Management Board as of 11 January 2023:
Arkadiusz Sekściński – as the President of the Management Board,
Dariusz Lociński - as the Vice-President of the Management Board for Development.
On January 9, 2023, the Ministry of Infrastructure announced the results of the procedure regarding the location permit for the offshore wind farms for the area 43.E.1. PGE Baltica received the most points in the procedure.
Launching and awarding new contracts, obtaining important official permits and starting the necessary surveys in offshore wind power have been the crucial offshore wind activities taken by PGE in 2022. This shows how intensive this year has been for PGE Group in the offshore sector. The Group enters the new year, preparing itself for receiving location permits which are the last necessary step before the investment decision concerning Baltic projects is taken.
PGE and Ørsted were granted decisions of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office on individual prices in contracts for differences for both of jointly developed stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm – Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. Earlier, in September 2022, the amount of the acceptable level of support for both stages of the project was approved by the European Commission as a result of individual notification of support for the Baltica OWF. The individual price in the contract for difference (CfD) for both stages of the Baltica OWF was set at the maximum allowable level of PLN 319.6/MWh.
The Regional Director of Environmental Protection in Gdansk issued a decision on the environmental conditions for the connection infrastructure, i.e. the transport of the produced power from Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, to be implemented in two stages. This allows the project’s investors – PGE and Ørsted – to continue the project and to start working on the building permits.