DNV AS has bagged a contract for the certification of two wind farms on the Polish facet of the Baltic Sea owned by Equinor ASA and native co-venturer Polenergia SA.
The MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III tasks, meant to be linked to the Polish grid, have a deliberate capability of 720 megawatts (MW) every, which collectively can be sufficient to energy over two million households, in line with info on Equinor’s web site.
“DNV’s scope of labor consists of the supply of certificates for the windfarms associated to design, fabrication/set up/commissioning and operation in accordance with related legal guidelines, rules and codes”, the Norwegian high quality assurance and threat administration agency stated in a latest press launch. Topic to the certification are the tasks’ wind turbine mills, offshore substation platform, inter-array cables and offshore export cables, it stated.
It didn’t disclose the worth of the contract from Equinor and Polenergia joint ventures MFW Baltyk II Sp. ZOO and MFW Baltyk III Sp. ZOO.
“This transfer by Poland, to develop its offshore wind capability, is supported by DNV’s 2022 Power Transition Outlook Report which states that the share of offshore wind in whole wind electrical energy era will improve steadily, rising globally from 8 p.c in 2020 to 34 p.c in 2050”, Kim Sandgaard-Mork, govt vice-president for renewables certification at DNV, stated in an announcement.
“All through the forecast interval, Europe will keep its main place when it comes to the portion of electrical energy demand met by way of offshore wind sources — each bottom-fixed and floating”.
Equinor has pursuits in all three Baltyk wind farms: MFW Baltyk I, II and III. Baltyk I has a deliberate capability of 1,560 MW, in line with the homeowners. Equinor and Polenergia are 50-50 co-owners in every.
The realm of the wind farms sits inside 49.71 miles (80 kilometers) from the port of Leba, with water depths of 82.02-127.95 toes (25-39 meters), in line with info on Polenergia’s web site.
The wind farms have an anticipated operation interval of 25-30 years, Polenergia says on its web site.
Final week Equinor stated it has acquired a 26-MW wind farm onshore Poland from Helios Group. The Wilko wind farm in Wielkopolska province might be operated by Equinor’s subsidiary in Poland, the place the Norwegian majority state-owned firm goals “to be a most well-liked companion contributing to the Polish power transition and the Norwegian-Polish power cooperation”, as said on its web site.
“The asset will present instant manufacturing and money move”, Equinor stated in a information launch September 6. “Amassed annual manufacturing is estimated at 105 GWh [gigawatt hours] of energy per 12 months, which is equal to the electrical energy consumption of round 50,000 Polish households”.
Olav Kolbeinstveit, senior vice-president for onshore and renewables markets at Equinor, stated in an announcement concerning the new asset, “Equinor’s renewable technique targets versatile energy providing from multi-tech positions in choose markets.
“By way of our subsidiary Wento, we have now constructed a robust photo voltaic portfolio in Poland. By including onshore wind to Wento’s portfolio of operated belongings, we remodel Wento right into a multi-tech energy producer”.
Equinor defined, “Photo voltaic and onshore wind usually have complementary era profiles, which means that photo voltaic can stability out shortfalls in wind era and vice versa”.
“A mix of the 2 applied sciences can subsequently provide a extra dependable energy era, scale back portfolio threat, and improve worth creation”, it stated.
Poland depends on fossil fuels for its power wants. Laborious coal accounted for 21.9 p.c of the family power consumption within the Central European nation in 2021, in comparison with the European Union’s common of two.5 p.c, in line with the Polish statistics company’s 2023 annual power report citing EU counterpart Eurostat. Stable biomass accounted for 22.4 p.c, pure fuel 20.6 p.c, liquefied petroleum fuel 2.4 p.c and light-weight gas oil 0.5 p.c.
“Diversification of era sources and power provides is essential to efficiently decarbonize Poland’s power system and improve its power safety”, stated Michal Jerzy Kolodziejczyk, Equinor’s nation supervisor in Poland. “With this deal, we’re in a position to additional lengthen our broad power providing in Poland, which incorporates fuel provides by way of the Baltic Pipe, massive scale offshore wind tasks, photo voltaic power, and now additionally onshore wind”.
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