Cadeler enters Polish offshore wind market after securing vessel reservation agreement

July 18, 2022
Cadeler A/S has secured a reservation agreement with Baltic Power for the installation of more than 70 offshore wind turbine generators in the Polish Baltic Sea.

Offshore staff

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  Cadeler A/S has secured a large vessel reservation agreement to execute the transport and installation of more than 70 WTGs with a capacity to create up to 1,200 MW green energy. The project will be part of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, and it will be the first time Cadeler will operate in the Polish market.

For this project, Cadeler will make use of one of the two O-class installation vessels, which by the time of the project execution will feature a new and upgraded crane with a lifting capacity of 1,600 metric tons at a radius of 40 m. Baltic Power is a joint venture project of PKN ORLEN and Northland Power Inc. The final contract is expected to be signed off during first half of next year.

The Baltic Power offshore wind farm will be the first commercial scale project in Poland and one of the largest in the country. The project is planned to begin in 2024 and will be finalized during 2026. Poland has set an enterprising plan to build 5.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 11 GW by 2040. To date, the country has not installed any offshore wind farms; however, there are several large-scale projects in the pipeline.

The wind farm will be situated in the Baltic Sea, 23 km North of the Polish coast. The wind farm will spread across an area of more than 130 sq km. The size and brand of the turbines is yet to be confirmed.