Denmark-based Cadeler enters Poland’s expanding offshore wind market by signing a contract with Baltic Power for the installation of 76 Vestas 15MW offshore wind turbines in the Polish Baltic Sea.

It is the first time Cadeler will operate in Poland, entering a brand-new market with ambitious plans for offshore wind.

The contract has a value of between €68 to €85 million and the overall project will begin in 2024, while the wind turbine generator (WTG) installation is scheduled in 2025.

The contract is the final confirmation of a reservation agreement from July 2022 by Cadeler and Baltic Power, a joint venture project of ORLEN and Northland Power Inc.

Vestas will provide the turbines and it will be one of the first times the new V236-15.0 MW model will be used on a commercial scale. When the wind farm is completed in 2026, it will have a capacity of up to 1.2 GW of renewable energy.

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.

The wind farm will be situated in the Baltic Sea, 23 kilometres north of the Polish coast, near Łeba. It will spread across more than 130 square kilometres.

Cadeler has installed over 500 offshore wind turbines and foundations – equivalent to wind energy powering more than 6.5 million European households.