Wind Energy – Baltic Sea
RWE selected Atlantique Offshore Energy from France for engineering, procuring, constructing, installing and commissioning of the electrical offshore substation for the F.E.W. Baltic II, one of the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.
Once fully operational, the 350 megawatts (MW) wind farm will be capable of producing enough green electricity to supply the equivalent needs of around 350,000 Polish households.
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 already started, with early permitting activities expected this year and full installation of the substation scheduled for 2025. After the successful delivery of the Arkona offshore substation in 2018, this is the second time that Chantiers de l’Atlantique and RWE have joined forces on an offshore wind project.
For the execution of this project, RWE can rely on the expertise and capabilities of Chantiers de l’Atlantique teams and its subcontractors in France. In addition RWE and Chantiers de l’Atlantique will rely upon a wide range of Polish companies for engineering and supply of equipment and services.
This cooperation will allow the French and Polish offshore wind value chain to gather momentum and play an important role in the installation of the substation in Polish waters.