Seaway 7, a subsidiary of Subsea 7 specializing in offshore renewables, has recently secured a significant contract with Equinor and Polenergia, partnering on the MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III bottom-fixed offshore wind projects in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The contract is valued within the substantial range of USD 150 million to USD 300 million, according to Subsea 7.
The scope of Seaway 7's engagement encompasses the comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of 100 66kV inter-array cables, measuring approximately 200 kilometers in total length. The two projects will be executed in continuous campaigns, with offshore operations scheduled to commence in 2026.
MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III, established as a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and Polenergia, represent two of the most significant and technologically advanced offshore wind farms currently under development in Poland, boasting a combined total installed capacity of 1.44 GW. Situated within the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea, these wind farms will be positioned between 22 and 37 kilometers from the coastline, operating in water depths ranging from approximately 25 to 40 meters.
Stuart Fitzgerald, CEO of Seaway 7, expressed his satisfaction at being chosen to oversee the complete inter-array cable scope for these notable wind farms in the Baltic region. This particular contract marks Seaway 7's inaugural venture in Poland, signifying the company's foray into an emerging market for offshore wind. Fitzgerald also emphasized Seaway 7's commitment to fostering a longstanding relationship with Equinor, supporting their energy transition endeavors. This project marks the sixth collaborative offshore wind initiative between Seaway 7 and Equinor, further solidifying their partnership in the renewable energy sector.