Van Oord named preferred contractor for Polish wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 13/09/2022 Van Oord

Van Oord has been selected as preferred contractor for the construction of the
Baltic Power offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres north of the Polish coastline.

Van Oord will transport and install more than 70 foundations, consisting of a monopile fitted with a transition piece. With a production capacity of up to 1,2 GW, the wind farm is expected to ultimately supply renewable energy more than 1,5 million households in Poland. Construction of the farm is planned to start in 2024 and its commissioning in 2026.

Van Oord will deploy its heavy lift installation vessel
Svanen. The vessel has a track record having installed monopiles for numerous projects in the Baltic Sea, including those for Baltic 2, Arkona and Kriegers Flak. The company has also executed dredging projects like the recently completed deepening and widening of the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway in Poland.

Jarosław Broda, Member of the Management Board of Baltic Power, said: "Baltic Power consistently follows its schedule and selects suppliers who can boast not only a great deal of experience, but also a readiness to carry out significant part of the work in Poland."

Development of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm is a joint venture project of two companies: PKN ORLEN (Poland) and Northland Power (Canada). Van Oord and Northland Power have worked together on the
Gemini and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind projects.

Quote Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director Van Oord Offshore Wind, commented: "The creation of a sustainable energy system is one of the most important challenges of our time and the urgency is growing. The Baltic Sea holds incredible potential for offshore wind in Europe. We are very pleased to win another project in the Baltic Sea, making a significant contribution to the energy transition in Poland."

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