Cadeler enters Polish market with high wind ambitions
Cadeler has been contracted to execute the transport and installation of more than 70 WTGs marking its first entry in the Polish market. The 70 WTGs will have a capacity to create up to 1,200 MW of green energy. The project will be part of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm.
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. The final contract is expected to be signed off during first half of next year.
Cadeler entering a new market
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.
The wind farm will be situated in the Baltic Sea, 23 kilometres North of the Polish coast. The wind farm will spread across an area of more than 130 square kilometres. The size and brand of the turbines is yet to be confirmed.
“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.