Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland
News release from Northern & Central Europe
Hamburg, 26 September 2022
Baltic Power Sp. z o.o, a joint venture between PKN ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc., has chosen Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland.
Vestas will provide 76 V236-15.0 MW turbines for the Baltic Power project which is located 23 kilometres off the coast of the Polish Baltic Sea shoreline, near Łeba. Once completed, this will be the largest wind project in Poland.
“We are very proud to collaborate with PKN ORLEN and Northland Power on this landmark project for Poland, which has progressed thanks to all involved actors, including the Polish authorities. We aim to leverage our extensive experience and market leadership in the Polish wind energy sector, where Vestas has installed more than 3.9 GW of onshore wind turbines”, said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “The Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project underlines Vestas’ leading role in supporting countries on their path towards greener and safer economies”.
”The construction of Baltic Power represents one of Poland’s first offshore wind farms and is currently one of the most important projects implemented by the ORLEN Group. Commercial operations are expected to begin in 2026 and will strengthen the energy security of the Polish economy. 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," stresses Daniel Obajtek, President of the PKN ORLEN Management Board.
“Today's announcement reflects an important milestone in the development process as the project works towards the start of construction in 2024. By signing the contract, we have created the foundation for realising the Baltic Power Wind Farm jointly with PKN ORLEN. We are very proud to partner with PKN ORLEN and the broader dedicated team to progress the project forward. Once complete, Baltic Power will represent a cornerstone of Poland’s energy transition.” said Mike Crawley, Northland’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
With a swept area exceeding 43,000 m2, the V236-15.0 MW delivers industry-leading performance and moves the boundaries of wind energy production to up to 80 GWh/year, enough to power around 20,000 European households and displace more than 38,000 tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of removing 25,000 passenger cars from the road every year.
If and when the agreement with Baltic Powers materializes in an order for Vestas, Vestas will disclose this in a company announcement in accordance with the company’s disclosure policy.
For more information, please contact:
External Communications Specialist, Vestas Northern & Central Europe
Tel: +44 (0)77 9528 4694
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 157 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 137 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 28,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
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