Baltic Power to award all main jobs for offshore wind project by end-2022
Wind turbines in the Baltic Sea. Author: Håkan Dahlström. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
September 9 (Renewables Now) - Baltic Power, which is developing a gigawatt-scale offshore wind farm in Polish waters, has arranged the supply of offshore substations and foundations for the project and expects to secure contracts for all main elements by the end of the year.
The firm, a joint venture between Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen (WSE:PKN) and Canada’s Northland Power In (TSE:NPI), reiterated on Friday that some elements of the foundations will be fabricated in Poland.
The table below includes the names of the newly contracted partners.
Supply of monopile foundations for all infrastructure elements
Supply of transition pieces
Offshore transportation and installation of foundation components
A consortium of Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime
Engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of offshore substations
In July, the company also secured a specialised turbine installation vessel by signing a reservation deal.
The Baltic Power wind farm is being developed some 23 km off the shore, near Leba and Choczewo. It will consist of more than 70 turbines of at least 14 MW each. Construction work is planned to start in 2024 and be fully completed in 2026.
“The experience we have gained in building the supply chain for Baltic Power will be leveraged in similar future projects. We are seeking to be awarded a total of 11 licences for the construction of offshore wind farms in Poland, and we will look for opportunities to implement such projects also in the Baltics," said Daniel Obajtek, president of PKN Orlen’s management board.