DNV awarded Polish offshore wind contract

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Independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has been awarded a contract by the Equinor and Polenergia S.A. owned joint ventures, MFW Bałtyk II sp. z o.o. and MFW Bałtyk III sp. z o.o for the certification of the Baltyk II and Baltyk III offshore wind farms. The projects, in the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea, are set to contribute to Poland’s renewable energy goals.

Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, executive vice president for renewables certification at DNV (Courtesy: DNV)

With a planned installed capacity of 720 MW each, Baltyk II and Baltyk III will collectively generate 1,440 MW of clean energy, enough to power more than 2 million Polish households. The electricity produced will be exported to the Polish transmission grid, operated by the Polish TSO Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. To ensure efficient operations, each wind farm will have its own offshore substation.

DNV’s scope of work includes the delivery of certificates for the wind farms related to design, fabrication/installation/commissioning and operation in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and codes. The following assets are defined as relevant for certification: wind-turbine generators, offshore substation platform, inter-array cables, and offshore export cables.

“DNV is extremely pleased to be awarded this contract and contribute to the drive to increase renewable energy in the country,” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, executive vice president for renewables certification at DNV. “This move by Poland, to expand its offshore wind capacity, is supported by DNV’s 2022 Energy Transition Outlook Report, which states that the share of offshore wind in total wind electricity generation will increase steadily, rising globally from 8 percent in 2020 to 34 percent in 2050.”

“Building upon DNV’s extensive experience in certifying renewable energy projects, it brings us great satisfaction to expand our certification expertise to Poland following the announcement earlier this year, that DNV has been authorized by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure to issue certificates for offshore wind farms and assembly of power output equipment,” said Krystian Slodzinka, project bid manager and Polish ministry coordinator, energy systems at DNV. “The certification of Baltyk II and Baltyk III by DNV further solidifies their commitment to meeting the highest industry standards for safety, reliability, and sustainability. I am personally looking forward to continue working on this project and to a successful outcome.”

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