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Baltic Power secures contract for transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines

A company from Poland’s ORLEN Group has signed a reservation contract with Cadeler of Denmark for the transport and installation of some 70 turbines for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm.

The project, planned to be executed between 2024 and 2026, will involve the construction of a wind farm with a total generating capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW).

“Zero-carbon energy is the foundation of the ORLEN Group’s long-term growth,” said Daniel Obajtek, President of the PKN ORLEN Management Board. “We already have about 650 megawatts (MW) of installed renewable capacities and we want to rapidly increase this share. We are well advanced in acquiring port locations and are establishing partnerships with proven suppliers. We believe that with the experience gained in connection with Baltic Power we will be able to effectively implement further offshore wind power projects.”

In addition to the up to 1.2 GW Baltic Power project, which is now well advanced, the ORLEN Group has also applied for 11 licenses with a combined potential estimated at more than 10 GW. This capacity would be sufficient to meet 25 per cent of Poland’s electricity demand. The company is also analysing the possibility of executing similar projects in the Lithuanian and Latvian areas of the Baltic Sea.

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