PGE Baltica selected a geotechnical and construction designer for its Baltica 1 project


PGE Baltica, a PGE Group company, has chosen geotechnical and construction designer for the stage of seabed survey for the Baltica 1 project in the future offshore wind farm area and the export cable route. The contract was signed with Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions of the Venterra Group from Ireland.

The scope of activities covered by the contract includes: supervision of works on the exploration of the investment's subsoil using geophysical and geotechnical methods, development of a subsoil model and conceptual design of foundations for the needs of subsequent design stages.

Offshore geotechnical and geophysical research is aimed at identifying the seabed of the future investment, i.e. the Baltica 1 offshore wind farm and the export cable connection in the offshore part. Detailed knowledge about the investment background is an essential element of the investment process related to the construction of offshore wind farms.

The Baltica 1 offshore wind farm project with a capacity of approximately 0.9 GW is one of three projects currently being implemented by the PGE Group in the Baltic Sea, approx. 80 km from the coast, at the height of Łeba in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. The project already has, among others, location permit and connection agreement, and the first full year of metocean data analysis. This year, PGE Baltica started soil tests for the onshore part of the investment and signed an agreement to perform preliminary geotechnical tests of the seabed and to carry out geological tests related to the land-sea drilling. Baltica 1 is planned to be commissioned after 2030.

The next two projects are Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, which together will create the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a total capacity of 2.5 GW. The PGE Group is developing it together with Ørsted. The construction of the Baltica 2 stage with a capacity of approx. 1.5 GW is planned to be completed by the end of 2027, and the Baltica 3 stage with a capacity of approx. 1 GW by 2030.