Ørsted Seeks Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Leading offshore wind developer Ørsted plans to issue a contract notice in the coming weeks seeking wind turbine installation vessels for the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind projects in Poland.

Ørsted will use the Achilles Utilities Nordics and Central Europe (UNCE) qualification system for procurement.

The tender will be launched in the last week of January or the first week of February.

The Baltica 3 wind farm will have an installed capacity of 1,045 MW. The wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned in 2027, and the closing of financing for this investment is planned for 2023.

The 1,498 MW Baltica 2 wind farm is slated for commissioning in 2028, and the closing of financing for this investment is planned for 2024.

Ørsted is developing the two projects in a joint venture with PGE. The two wind farms secured the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) in the first round of awards, reserved for the most advanced projects, in April 2021.

As previously reported, Ørsted will also shortly launch the tenders for the transport and installation of foundations and offshore substations for the two projects, as well as the installation of the export cables and inter-array cables.

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