ESSEN, Germany –RWE has awarded Atlantique Offshore Energy, the marine energy business unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, an EPCIC contract for the electrical substation for the F.E.W. Baltic II wind farm offshore Poland.
The 350-MW F.E.W. Baltic II project is expected to be one of the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.
The substation will collect and export the power generated by the offshore wind turbines through high voltage submarine cables, while remotely controlling and monitoring the operation of the wind farm.
Design activities have started. Early permitting activities are expected this year, and the substation is scheduled to be installed in 2025.
In 2021, RWE received the environmental permit for the F.E.W. Baltic II offshore project. It was the first environmental impact assessment for a Polish offshore wind project, which has been assessed under a cross-border procedure (ESPOO convention), with participation from Danish and Swedish stakeholders.
Also last year, the Polish Energy Regulatory Office awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) to the project. This confirms that RWE’s project has been selected for the first phase of Poland’s offshore wind build-out program. The CfD award is subject to final approval from the European Commission, which is expected in 2022.