PGE and Orsted have selected a contract engineer for the construction of the onshore part of the Baltica project

Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) and Ørsted signed a contract with the consortium of Biuro Studiów, Projektów i Realization “Energoprojekt-Katowice” and “Energopomiar” for the function of contract engineer for investor supervision over
construction of the onshore connection for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, PGE announced.

“It is very important for PGE to make the best use of the potential of domestic suppliers and contractors of services in the supply chain for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm. We are pleased to entrust the function of contract engineer to a consortium consisting of Polish companies, thus confirming that domestic companies have the appropriate potential to participate in tenders for such large investments related to offshore wind energy,” said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of PGE, quoted in the release.

The consortium will exercise investor’s supervision over the works carried out by the general contractor of the line and station part of the inland connection.

The contract engineer’s tasks include: constant control over the quality and progress of works carried out by the general contractor. The scope of the signed contract also includes participation in factory inspections and acceptances as well as the organization of periodic health and safety inspections, according to the material.

The onshore connection infrastructure for the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm will be built near Osieki Lęborskie, in the commune of
Choczewo, in the Wejherowo poviat in Pomerania. According to the schedule, the launch of both stages of the project, i.e. Baltica 2 with a capacity of approx. 1.5 GW and Baltica 3 with a capacity of approx. 1 GW, will take place later this decade. Both stages of the Baltica OWF have location decisions (PszW), environmental decisions, grid connection agreements with the Transmission Network Operator, cable laying and maintenance permits (PUUK), as well as the right to a contract for difference (CfD) and individual support level decisions issued by the European Commission and the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.

Ørsted is a Danish concern that is present in 10 markets today, starting from the United States of America, through European countries, and ending with Asia. Ørsted develops, builds and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage and bio power plants and supplies energy products to its customers. In 2020, group revenues amounted to DKK 52.6 billion (€7.1 billion).

The PGE Group generates 41% of net electricity production in Poland, and its share in the heat market is 18%. The Group estimates its share in the renewable energy market at 10%. In a distribution area of approx. 123,000 sq. km2 PGE serves 5.5 million customers. Its market share in terms of the volume of distributed electricity is 25%, and sales to end users – 33%. The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2009.

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