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Venterra Company wins key contract for Baltica 1 offshore wind farm

Date: 2024-04-10

Venterra Group company Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), a leading global offshore wind services provider, is delighted to have been awarded a contract to provide early supervisory and investigatory geophysical and geotechnical services including the development of a ground model and the conceptual design of foundations for subsequent design stages for the Baltica 1 offshore wind farm. This decision by PGE Baltica, from Poland’s PGE Group, underscores the confidence in the Venterra company's capabilities to undertake and deliver critical aspects of this nationally important project.

Having worked in Poland for more than a decade and establishing a local presence in 2022, Venterra has been at the forefront of delivering specialist technical services for several Polish offshore wind farm projects, including Baltica 2 and Baltica 3. The insights and in-depth technical understanding gained from these projects have provided the Venterra Geoscience and Venterra Design teams with invaluable knowledge of the ground conditions in the Baltic Sea. This experience is anticipated to be a significant advantage for the Baltica 1 project.

The award of the Baltica 1 project contract marks a continuation of a highly successful period for the Venterra Group, which has recently secured substantial contracts across the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and various European countries. A significant part of Venterra's recent market traction can be attributed to its unique single-point-of-contact service offering across the entire offshore wind farm development lifecycle.

Baltica 1, set to be a 900MW wind farm located approximately 80km off the Polish coast, is one of several projects currently being developed by PGE in the Baltic Sea. Situated in the Central Shoal area, north of the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 projects, Baltica 1 has already secured a location permit and a connection agreement, positioning it as a crucial project in Poland's offshore wind sector.

Paul Doherty, Venterra’s Executive Vice President for Engineering said:

"We are thrilled to be selected to deliver design services for the Baltica 1 offshore wind farm project. This appointment by PGE Baltica is a significant acknowledgment of our teams' technical proficiency and the breadth of specialist services we offer including geoscience, advisory, and design capabilities from concept through to detailed engineering. Working on such a prestigious project in the Baltic Sea is a privilege, a project which is key to Poland's ambitious offshore wind targets. Venterra is fully committed to supporting Poland achieving the 5.9GW capacity target by 2030, and hopefully further supporting the expansion of capacities. We are delighted to be working alongside such a prestigious client as PGE and look forward to supporting the success of this landmark project."

The selection of Venterra company GDG for this project underscores the company's depth of expertise in the global offshore wind sector.

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