Wind Energy – Cadeler
Cadeler has secured a reservation agreement with Baltic Power for the installation of more than 70 offshore wind turbine generators (WTGs) in the Polish Baltic Sea.
This marks Cadeler’s entry into a new and developing offshore 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 metres.
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 finalised 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.
“Poland has made an ambitious plan for offshore wind, and this project marks the first of many exciting projects in the coming years. There is a large potential in the Baltic Sea for installing offshore wind turbines, and we are happy to get the opportunity for the first time to join forces with Polish companies in driving the transition towards green energy, while sharing our best practice and extensive know-how. This project is a win-win for all parties involved and we look forward to a good cooperation,” says Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of Cadeler.