RWE Renewables selects UL Solutions as Certification Partner for FEW BALTIC II offshore wind farm
UL Solutions has announced that it has been chosen by RWE Offshore Wind Poland to initiate the first stages of certification for the FEW BALTIC II wind farm project in 350 MW in the Polish Baltic Sea.
RWE Offshore Wind Poland and UL Solutions are joining forces on this project which will bring more renewable energy to Poland.
In collaboration with the Polish Register of Shipping (PRS), UL Solutions will start with the first certification modules of the project, by the Polish law on maritime safety and the methods and procedures of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The PRS has been working on projects on the Polish Baltic Sea for a long time.
"Power produced by offshore wind is essential to the transition from reliance on fossil fuels to renewables," said Joern Gerlach, engineering manager in the Renewable Energy team of the Energy and Industrial Automation group at ULSolutions.
"Confirming that offshore wind technologies can support the electricity grid while optimizing energy production is crucial to accelerating the development of wind farms and Poland's green energy transition. We are proud to partner with RWE to help advance the adoption of safer and more reliable wind energy. »
The FEW Baltic II offshore wind farm project is located in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea on an area of 41 square kilometers at water depths of 30-50 meters and a distance of about 55 kilometers from the coast. It was developed by a mixed team of offshore wind experts from Poland and Germany. Once fully operational, the 350 MW wind farm will be able to produce enough green electricity to meet the equivalent needs of around 350,000 Polish households. FEW Baltic II is qualified for the first phase of offshore wind projects in Poland and will be one of the first projects to be built and operated in the region.
"The construction of offshore wind farms is particularly important for accelerating the energy transition in Poland," said Lukas Prietz, project manager of the FEW Baltic II wind farm at RWE Renewables.
"With the energy produced in the Baltic Sea, it will be easier to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in favor of green energy sources. By implementing the FEW Baltic II project, we will significantly contribute to this positive change while accelerating national economic development through collaboration with Polish suppliers and contractors. Poland is one of the most attractive offshore growth markets for our business. With our FEW Baltic II projects, we will significantly contribute to Poland's green energy transition and accelerate the development of the local supply chain. We are delighted to expand our reach in the offshore wind sector and work with UL Solutions to achieve this. »