Ørsted, PGE contract DNV to certify Poland wind farm

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DNV has been contracted by Ørsted and PGE to certify the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm in Poland. The project, in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea, is set to contribute significantly to Poland’s green-energy transition, accelerate the development of the local supply chain and spur economic activity for many years to come.

The project, located in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea, will contribute to Poland’s green energy transition. (Courtesy: DNV)

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

“Poland is planning impressively rapid growth in offshore wind,” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV. “Bringing a proven technology to a new market with new stakeholders also brings new challenges. Certification offers a proven, structured, and well trusted way to minimize and manage the risks of rolling out a technology in an emerging offshore wind market like Poland.”

To better serve Poland and customers moving into offshore wind in Poland, DNV is growing its local certification team in Gdynia and has recently appointed Krystian Slodzinka as country manager for renewables certification Poland.

“The official authorization is reflecting the confidence that the Ministry has placed in our expertise and commitment to support the safe and reliable growth of Poland’s offshore wind industry,” Slodzinka said.

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