Orlen has concluded the final investment decision (FID) on the 1.2 GW Baltic Power offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The FID certifies that all required building licences have been collected, all essential elements and funds have been secured. Reportedly, Orlen is constructing the project in collaboration with Northland Power of Canada.
Moreover, the offshore wind farm, which is anticipated to go into service in 2026, will produce 4,000 gigawatt-hours of clean energy, which will be sufficient to power 1.5 million households and save 2.8 million tonnes of carbon per year.
Baltic Power will employ 76 Vestas V236-15.0 MW wind turbines. Each turbine will stand 250 metres tall and be able to produce 15 MW of sustainable energy. The power will be transported to an onshore substation presently under development in Choczewo municipality. Furthermore, the project is expected to cost a total of €4.73 billion. Baltic Power has signed contracts with significant suppliers and contractors to establish a supply chain that covers the production, delivery, and installation of all essential farm elements