Vestas turbines picked for 1.2-GW Baltic Power offshore Poland
Image by Baltic Power Sp. z o.o. (balticpower.pl)
September 26 (Renewables Now) - Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it has been selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.2-GW Baltic Power project, one of the first offshore wind farms in Poland that is expected to go online in 2026.
Baltic Power is a joint venture between Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen (WSE:PKN) and Canada’s Northland Power In (TSE:NPI). It is set to feature 76 units of Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW turbine.
”We want to use the knowledge and experience gained in the Baltic Power project to implement further investments in the Baltic Sea. When selecting cooperation partners, we pay attention to how their involvement will translate not only into our project but also into building a local value chain for the entire offshore wind energy sector," commented PKN Orlen’s management board president Daniel Obajtek.
Vestas has so far installed more than 3.9 GW of onshore wind turbines in Poland.
Northland’s president and chief executive Mike Crawley said the turbine selection is an important milestone as the project works towards the start of construction in 2024.
In a separate announcement, Baltic Power said it has also signed reservation agreements with suppliers for the export cables and the onshore substation for the wind farm.
Danish cable maker NKT A/S (CPH:NKT) will design and produce the offshore export cables, while the inter-array cables and the onshore section of the export cables will be supplied by Poland’s TELE-FONIKA Kable together with JDR Cable Systems. TELE-FONIKA Kable will also transport and install the cables on the onshore section. All offshore cables will be transported and installed by DEME.
A consortium of GE (NYSE:GE) and Polish power construction company ENPROM will be responsible for delivering the onshore substation.
The Baltic Power wind farm will be located about 23 km (14.3 miles) from the coast at Choczewa and Leba. It is expected to generate enough power for more than 1.5 million households once up and running.