The informational meeting for tenderers in the subject of the planned public tender for conducting seabed research
PGE Polish Energy Group, together with its special purpose vehicles, responsible for the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, invite all interested entities to take part in the informational meeting for potential contractors in the planned public proceedings for the seabed geotechnical research. The meeting will take place in the form of a teleconference on the 20th of May at 11 am (CET).
Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PIG-PIB) will support PGE Baltica in preparation for geological surveys. This is yet another step in the implementation of the offshore wind farm construction program of the PGE Capital Group. Both institutions signed a letter of intent in this matter.
PGE Baltica has completed its two-year wind measurement campaign in the Baltic Sea using a floating LiDAR device. The research allowed the collection of high quality data confirming the appropriate wind conditions for the investment. This is another step towards launching offshore wind farms under the Offshore Program at the PGE Capital Group. Wind measurements at farm locations are necessary to estimate their productivity.
The PGE Group has taken another step on the way to implementing its ambitious programme of building wind farms in the Baltic Sea, which is an element of the company's transformation towards the low-carbon economy. On 24 January 2020 the Regional Director for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in Gdańsk issued an environmental consent for two offshore wind farm projects belonging to PGE, namely Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW. The decision gives PGE green light to start work on the basic design for both farms.
- The environmental consent of the RDOŚ concerns two projects under the PGE Group's Offshore Programme: The Baltica-2 Wind Power Plant (Baltica 2), which in January 2019 received from PSE a proposal of technical conditions for connection to the NPS for 1498 MW and the Baltica-3 Wind Power Plant (Baltica 3) with a connection agreement with PSE for 1045 MW.
- The first electricity produced by the farms in the Baltic can flow already in 2026.
- On December 20, PGE and Ørsted signed a preliminary agreement describing the framework for cooperation in the transaction of acquisition of 50% of shares by the Danish company in the projects of construction of offshore wind farms Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 in the Baltic Sea.
- Wind farms are a key element in the process of transition that is taking place in the PGE Group. This is also an important element of the Poland's energy transition process.
- The implementation of the PGE Capital Group's Offshore Programme involving the construction of offshore wind farms with a capacity of up to 2.5 GW will allow to avoid emissions of around 7 million tonnes of CO2 per year, and the green electricity thus produced will be able to supply as many as 4 million households.
As previously announced, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna and Ørsted have signed a preliminary agreement describing the framework for cooperation in the acquisition of 50% of shares by the Danish group in two offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW, as well as in the implementation of these projects.
PGE Baltica has launched an innovative research project on the productivity of offshore wind farms
The aim of this research is to estimate the impact of the slowdown of wind flow caused in their surroundings by large offshore wind farms [the so-called blockage effect]. This phenomenon will be simulated with numerical fluid mechanics methods. On this basis it is possible to accurately estimate the future profitability of investments in the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 farms. The research will take about a year and the first results of the analyses are expected in early 2021.
Polish companies are aware of global trends in the development of renewable energy and are not going to be left behind. To this end, during the Economic Forum in Krynica, the PGE Group and the ORLEN Group signed a letter of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind energy. The Polish champions intend to jointly support the development of offshore wind energy, bearing in mind the positive impact of the development of this technology on the Polish economy, including maximizing the share of Polish suppliers and contractors.