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PGE and Ørsted are getting ready for conducting the third stage of geotechnical survey with the launch of a tender to carry out the geotechnical investigation for the detailed design.
 
They will allow for detailed checking of the ground conditions of the seabed for the construction of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a capacity of up to 2.5GW. The previous stages of the study included, drillings to determine the sequence and depth of geological layers, as well as laboratory tests at sea and on land. The geotechnical investigation for detailed design is expected to be carried out during the Summer and early Autumn this year.
 
The order includes, among others, static probing (CPTU), which allows to determine the important ground conditions, i.e. strength and compaction of the soil conditions. The order also includes specialised tests during which the strength of a given soil for the foundations of an offshore wind farm will be tested.
 
According to the schedule, the launch of the first stage of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm project, Baltica 3 with a capacity of approximately 1045MW, is planned for 2026. The next stage, i.e. Baltica 2 with a capacity of approx. 1500MW, is to be completed by 2027. Both stages of the Baltica offshore wind farm have location decisions (PSZW), environmental decisions, connection agreements to the transmission network with the operator, and have also received the right to a contract for difference (CfD). In 2022, the project partners expect to receive an environmental decision for the connection infrastructure and will also start work on obtaining building permits. This is the last permit required before making the Final Investment Decision.
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