Siemens Gamesa has signed two Preferred Supplier Agreements for the MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III wind power plants with Equinor and Polenergia. These signings represent both the first preferred supplier agreements announced in the fledgling Polish offshore wind market, and also the first conditional agreements for the SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine. They cover supply of the offshore wind turbines, as well as appropriate service agreements.
The twin developments, each of 720 MW, are located due north of the northernmost point of the Polish mainland and remain subject to customary conditions, including final investment decision and required permitting, which are planned for 2024. First power is expected to be delivered in 2027.
Pawel Przybylski, managing director of Siemens Gamesa Poland commented: “With this 1.44 GW development, Equinor and Polenergia have signalled their full commitment to the Polish offshore wind power market, and to the country as a whole. The MFW Baltyk II and Baltyk III developments are a key step in the decarbonisation of the electricity grid in Poland, with developments having occurred at great pace. The Contract for Difference round granting energy generators rights to create wind power plants was granted by Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office nine months ago in 2021. Poland has set an ambitious target for the provision of 5.9 GW of offshore wind power by 2030, and up to 11 GW by 2040.