ESSEN, Germany — RWE has selected Siemens Gamesa as a preferred supplier for its F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind project.
The 350-MW wind farm is intended to utilize 25 of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines. A service agreement is included. Subject to the final investment decision, construction works could commence as early as 2024.
Once fully operational, F.E.W. Baltic II will contribute to Poland’s energy transition by producing enough green electricity to supply the equivalent needs of about 350,000 Polish households.
To support the realization of RWE’s F.E.W. Baltic II and various future offshore projects, the new Siemens Gamesa Baltic Sea Offshore Execution center will consist of more than 150 experts. The specialists hired for this hub will cover such areas as preassembly activities, project management, construction management, commissioning for offshore wind farms in Poland and many other countries. Gdansk will be the main office location, and the first recruitments have begun.
Together with the existing 20-member Siemens Gamesa Offshore Sales team in Poland, this will be the largest operation of its kind type in the Polish offshore wind industry.
For the operation and maintenance of its F.E.W. Baltic II project, RWE has chosen the Port of Ustka. With the planned service station in the Polish port, RWE intends to contribute to the local economy and society by creating up to 50 new jobs in the long run. It is expected that the service station will be ready by 2025.
RWE plans to serve its wind farm for at least 25-30 years from this port.
Also, RWE and Siemens Gamesa have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Maritime University of Szczecin to focus on identifying joint activities that support the education of students. It also encompasses exploring potential collaboration on certain research projects.