Equinor and Polish energy partner Polenergia have selected Japan's Hitachi Energy to deliver electrical systems infrastructure for MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III offshore wind projects in Poland, ahead of a final investment decision planned for 2024
Hitachi Energy has been tasked with supplying the electrical system design and infrastructure from the wind turbines to the point of connection to the grid at the Słupsk-Wierzbiecino substation, in north-west Poland.
MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III located in the Baltic Sea 27 km and 40 km from the port of Łeba respectively, are the two largest and most advanced offshore wind farms being developed in Poland.
The offshore wind projects is backed by a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and Polenergia and will offer a potential capacity of up to 1.4 gigawatts upon completion. The Norwegian major will be the operator of the projects through the development, construction, and operational phases.
According to Equinor, the Hitachi has been tasked with delivering the overall power control system, telecom network, all high voltage equipment at the offshore substation and the onshore substation, as well as turnkey delivery of the whole onshore substation, interface work at the grid connection at the Slupsk-Wierzbiecino substation.
The contract covers system study analysis and the integration of all relevant equipment of interfacing contractors.
Polish online daily wGospodarce reported that the contract is worth about €251 million.