ARKANSAS, Sept 29 (Future Headlines)- Vestas, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has taken a monumental step in advancing Poland’s renewable energy landscape. The company has secured a firm order for a staggering 1,140 megawatts (MW) from Baltic Power Sp. z o.o. z o.o, a joint venture between ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc., for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in Poland. This project represents a historic leap in Poland’s transition toward sustainable energy sources.
Under the terms of this significant agreement, Vestas will undertake the supply, installation, and commissioning of 76 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines specifically designed for the Baltic Power project. Furthermore, Vestas will provide ongoing service and maintenance for these turbines under a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, ensuring the optimal performance and longevity of these assets.
Vestas, ORLEN, and Northland Power share a common vision for Poland’s energy transition, centered around the proliferation of renewable energy sources. The Baltic Power project, set in the Baltic Sea marks a significant milestone in this journey. The choice of Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW turbines reflects the commitment to deploying cutting-edge technology for this ambitious undertaking. These turbines are emblematic of world-class engineering and have been chosen to power the largest wind project ever realized in Poland.
Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, expressed his enthusiasm for this historic collaboration, stating, “Vestas, ORLEN, and Northland Power share a common vision for the energy transition in Poland, and we are very pleased to offer our wind turbines and know-how for this historic project in the Baltic Sea.”
The Baltic Power project is a testament to the collaborative efforts of multiple stakeholders working together to shape Poland’s renewable energy future. Here are some essential details about this landmark endeavor:
Customer: Baltic energy sp. z o. either. (A joint venture between ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power, Inc.)
Project’s name: Baltic Power
Number of megawatts: 1,140 megawatts
Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 76 x V236-15.0 MW
Type of contract: Supply and installation
Scope of contract: The comprehensive contract encompasses the supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines, complemented by a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement.
Delivery time: The delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2025, with commissioning expected in 2026.
The Baltic Power project is set to make a substantial impact on Poland’s energy mix and carbon reduction efforts. With a massive capacity of 1,140 MW, this offshore wind farm will harness the Baltic Sea’s abundant wind resources to generate clean and sustainable energy. By selecting Vestas’ cutting-edge V236-15.0 MW turbines, the project exemplifies a commitment to leveraging state-of-the-art technology for maximum efficiency and environmental benefits.
The location, situated 23 kilometers from the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea is strategically chosen to harness the region’s strong and consistent winds, making it an ideal site for offshore wind energy production. Vestas’ turbines, known for their reliability and performance, will be at the heart of this innovative project, helping to meet Poland’s growing demand for clean electricity.
Poland, like many nations, is actively working toward a greener, more sustainable future. The Baltic Power project is a shining example of the country’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and embracing renewable energy sources. As one of the largest offshore wind farms in Poland, it signifies a significant step toward achieving climate and energy targets.
Writing by Kevin Wood; Editing by Sarah White