GDYNIA, Poland — RWE Offshore Wind Poland, a subsidiary of RWE Renewables, has chosen certifier UL Solutions for its F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm.
UL Solutions will certify the design fundamentals of the 350-MW project, which will be built in the Polish Baltic Sea about 55 km from the shore, covering an area of 41 sq km, at a water depth of 30-50 m.
UL Solutions will commence the certification in accordance with the provisions of the Maritime Safety Act and international IEC regulations and procedures. The entire process will take place in consultation with the Polish Register of Shipping (PRS), which has long experience in working with projects in the Baltic Sea. The cooperation of UL Solutions with PRS demonstrates how important Polish companies are in the process of building and operating the F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind farm.
“By implementing the F.E.W. Baltic II project, we will significantly contribute to this positive change while accelerating domestic economic development through collaboration with Polish suppliers and subcontractors,” said Lukas Prietz, project director of the F.E.W. Baltic II wind farm at RWE Renewables. “Poland is one of the most attractive offshore growth markets for our company. That’s why we don’t want to stop at the F.E.W. Baltic II project and have applied for all 11 areas made available for further offshore wind farms by the Polish government.”
When fully operational, the F.E.W. Baltic II wind farm will be able to produce enough green electricity to meet the needs of about 350,000 Polish households.