PGE and Ørsted invite you to Suppliers Day
A special event dedicated to suppliers of components and services who want to participate in the supply chain the process of creating the supply chain for Baltica 2 project – one of two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. The meetings will take place on October 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM at PGE Narodowy stadium in Warsaw. This will be the fifth event for suppliers organized by PGE and Ørsted. Previous Suppliers Day in 2022 attracted almost 800 participants, including over 500 representatives of Polish companies.
Suppliers and subcontractors will have a unique opportunity to learn about the activities carried out by PGE and Ørsted during the Suppliers Day. Representatives of both companies, which are jointly developing the Baltica OWF, will share information on the division of purchasing procedures between both joint-venture partners, as well as the applicable QHSE standards and requirements for suppliers in this regard.
Opportunity for B2B meetings
In addition to PGE and Ørsted, the event will be attended by representatives of some suppliers of components and services already contracted as part of the development of the Baltica 2 project - one of the two stages of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. This year, PGE and Ørsted have already signed agreements securing the supply of 107 turbines from Siemens Gamesa, offshore substations from the Semco/PTSC consortium, foundations from the Windar/Navantia consortium and the service of laying and connecting internal and export marine cables wht will be performed by Boskalis.
Representatives of these companies will be at the disposal of event participants. During short, several-minute sessions of individual business meetings, registered participants of the Supplier Day will have the opportunity to present their company and talk about cooperation possibilities. Purchasing specialists from Siemens Gamesa, Semco/PTSC, Windar/Navantia and Boskalis will talk about the expectations towards their potential suppliers and subcontractors.
Sign up early, don’t miss the registration
By September 30, representatives of enterprises interested in participating in the Suppliers Day should register via a special form available on the baltica.energy website. Then a second form will be available to previously registered participants, in which those interested in participating in B2B sessions will have the opportunity to sign up for a meeting with one of the four suppliers. This will allow the organizers to properly plan short individual business meetings. Representatives of the four invited suppliers - including their procurement and sourcing specialists - will speak English. Translators will be available to help during B2B sessions, if needed.
Get involved and develop the Baltica OWF with us
Offshore wind farms will not only support Poland's energy transition, but will also strengthen the national economy, providing thousands of well-paid jobs in the coming decades and giving new development opportunities to many branches of Polish industry.
Polish companies are already taking part in international offshore wind farm projects around the world. The development of offshore wind energy in the Polish waters of the Baltic Sea means new business opportunities to numerous sectors of Polish economy.
The main beneficiaries may include the steel industry, water engineering, installation, shipyard industry, transport and logistics, consulting and training services, and even hotel and catering services. In the relatively young energy sector of offshore wind energy, over 400 Polish enterprises have been identified as potential players providing components and services to offshore companies. The previous Supplier Day organized by PGE and Ørsted in 2022 attracted almost 800 participants, including over 500 representing companies from Poland.
The Baltica Offshore Wind Farm consists of two stages - Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. PGE and Ørsted plan to complete the construction of the Baltica 2 stage with a capacity of approx. 1.5 GW by the end of 2027, and the Baltica 3 stage with a capacity of approx. 1 GW by the end 2029. With a total capacity of 2.5 GW, the Baltica OWF will provide green energy to almost 4 million households in Poland.
Almost 800 representatives of potential suppliers, subcontractors and other entities interested in cooperation in the implementation of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, including over 500 from Poland - joined a special virtual event organized by PGE and Ørsted. The recording is now available online.
The meeting began with a speech by Wojciech Dąbrowski, president of the management board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, who presented the PGE Group’s current offshore wind projects and its ambitions in the offshore wind area until 2040. Currently PGE, in cooperation with Ørsted, is developing the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 projects. Their total generation capacity is to reach approx. 2.5 GW by the end of the decade.
- We are constantly striving to acquire new locations for future offshore wind energy projects. At the moment, we have submitted eight applications for location permits which are awaiting the decision of the Ministry of Infrastructure. Our ambition is to obtain at least 6.5 GW of offshore generation capacity in the Baltic Sea by 2040. By that time, the total installed capacity in offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea area will reach 11 GW, which results from the assumptions of the Polish Energy Policy 2040. This means that half of the power from offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea will be generated in 2040 from PGE installations, commented Wojciech Dąbrowski, president of the management board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
The second investor - the Orsted Group - was introduced by Rasmus Errboe - senior vice president, head of Continental Europe, who emphasized the company's experience both in the construction of offshore wind farms and in optimizing the costs of implementing such an investment. Until now Ørsted developed a pipeline of 32 offshore wind farms worldwide.
- Last year we have updated our strategic goals for renewables buildout to now reach 50 GW by 2030, including 30 GW in offshore wind. Currently Ørsted as a global leader we operate a portfolio of 7,6 GW of OFW, one of our biggest projects is developed in Poland with our partner PGE Baltica and we are very committed to the Polish market for the long run. We are here to support the Polish energy transition, the green economy, and this also means that we will be building a strong network of suppliers that can help Ørsted and our partners to succeed. Polish companies that will join the Baltica offshore wind farm’s supply chain will benefit directly from development of renewable energy in Poland, but will also have access to Ørsted’s global offshore wind project pipeline - he commented.
The online participants of the meeting had the opportunity to learn key data of the investment, as well as the schedules of works and purchasing procedures carried out in relations to development of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm.
The most important milestones of the investment are the offshore installation process to begin in 2025, then the so-called first power, i.e. the application of voltage from the first installed turbines planned for 2026, and in 2027 putting the power plant into operation which means starting its commercial use.
The formal aspects of procurement procedures conducted as part of a joint venture that PGE creates with Ørsted were presented by Dariusz Lociński, President of the Management Board of PGE Baltica. Agenda also included presentation of tools and principles used in the procurement process, including access to the purchasing portals of both investment partners - PGE and Ørsted. Finally, there was time to answer the most frequent questions there were asked in registration forms prior to the event.
Useful information for Suppliers:
Help Desk, Documents, GK PGE Procurement System