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The wind farm in the vicinity of the polish cities of Choczewo and Leba will be Cadeler’s first project in Poland as well as one of the largest in the country.

The contract, expected to be signed during the second half of next year will see the Danish company Cadeler transporting and installing more than 70 offshore wind turbines that will end up generating up to 1.2 GW.

The new wind farm will be set approximately 23 kilometres north of the Baltic Sea coastline.

Owned and developed by Poland’s PKN Orlen and Canada’s Northland Power, the project is expected to enter construction in 2023 and be completed in 2026.

Lithuania prepares for its first offshore wind farm

The first steps are taken for Lithuania to kick start its first offshore wind farm and a Spanish company is there to provide the first measurements and assess the situation.

Floating stations are being anchored in the Baltic Sea by Spain's Eolos Floating Lidar Solutions. The devices will provide data on wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, air temperature and relative humidity, peak period of the wave spectrum, maximum wave height, strength and direction of currents, and water level for one year.


The results of the measurements will be critical for offshore wind farm developers to select turbine models with the appropriate capacity, and assess their ability to generate power and their viability in the maritime environment.

Poland changes the Maritime Safety Act

The amendment to the Maritime Safety Act signed by the Polish president last week will provide a new system used to ship power from an offshore wind farm to land in the Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea.

This will modify regulations concerning the sea areas of Poland and the system of maritime administration.

To be more exact, a requirement has been introduced meaning that a new permit for the construction or use of artificial islands, structures and devices in Polish Baltic areas is now required. Also the permit for devices used for power transport to the mainland may be issued only after the applicant fulfils preliminary conditions. The act is to enter into force 14 days from the date of its announcement.

 Vatenfall lifts into place the first turbines in the new wind farm at Grönhult

The construction of the Grönhult wind farm located in the municipalities of Tranemo and Gislaved started in May 2021. After the roads, foundation and the internal electricity grid for the wind farm have been constructed and installed, it is now time to assemble the wind turbines themselves.

The wind turbines which are almost 80 meters long have been transported by special vehicles from the ports of Falkenberg and Karlshamn. The shipping has been done at night because of the oversize load.

When finished, the wind farm will have a total power of 67.2 MW and will be put into operation at the end of 2022. The twelve wind turbines will annually be able to supply approximately 40,000 homes with renewable household electricity.

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