GDANSK, POland — Baltic Power, a joint venture (JV) between Poland's PKN Orlen and Canada's Northland Power, has signed a series of deals to help build a planned wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
PKN said the JV had signed up Germany's Steelwind Nordenham to help with the foundations; Belgium's Smulders to help with connecting the foundations to the turbine towers; and Dutch firm Van Oord to help transport and install components.
A consortium of Denmark's Bladt Industries and Norway's Semco Maritime also will be responsible for the design, production and installation of offshore power stations, PKN Orlen said, without giving a value for any of the deals.
After the planned completion of construction in 2026, the Baltic Power offshore wind farm is expected to be able to supply more than 1.5 million households with clean energy.
By the end of this year, Baltic Power will secure contracts for all the main elements of the farm's infrastructure and services necessary to timely start the construction, scheduled for 2024. As per the schedule, the JV project of the ORLEN Group and Northland Power will commence to generate zero-emission energy in 2026.
CEO Daniel Obajtek said, "We want to use the experience gained in the organization of the supply chain also in subsequent projects of this type," noting PKN is applying for 11 concessions for offshore wind farms in Poland and wants to implement similar projects in the Baltic States.