Budimex has signed a contract for the construction of an installation terminal for offshore wind farms. The general contractor will execute the land part of the investment for a sum of more than PLN 118 million. The project is the responsibility of Orlen Group, which wants to build the first in Poland, and simultaneously one of the most modern, installations of this type in Europe. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2024.
The task of this WTIV (wind turbine installation vessel) terminal will be to handle, store and assemble wind tower sections with foundations and other wind turbine components. Among other things, the investment will enable the construction of Baltic Power’s first offshore wind farm with an installed capacity of 1140 MW located in the waters of the Polish exclusive economic zone. As the investor declares, due to the fact that the availability of this type of equipment is limited in the Baltic Sea, the Polish terminal will serve investments carried out in German, Swedish and Danish waters.
As part of the contract signed with Orlen Neptun II on Friday, September 8, Budimex will carry out the onshore part of the investment. Among other things, it will create storage areas for offshore wind turbine components, such as towers, blades and nacelles. A total area of about 17 hectares will also be used to build communications infrastructure, as well as a new administration and office building.
“The execution of the contract will involve, among other things, earthworks such as leveling the site, transporting aggregate and laying it out. We will also carry out from scratch all work related to the construction of administrative and office premises, a warehouse and parking lots. The work will take 17 months” – says Jakub Długoszek, Director of Infrastructure Construction at Budimex.
Budimex has recently completed several important investments in the West Pomeranian province. At the end of August, the Przecław and Warzymice bypass, which is crucial for the residents of Szczecin, was handed over 7 months ahead of schedule. The 4-kilometer section significantly improved not only local traffic, but also shortened travel time from Szczecin to the Tricity.
Since recently, Szczecin residents have also been able to use 5 modern stages, with a total capacity of nearly 1,000 spectators, of the new Polish Theater building. This architecturally and structurally unique project was commissioned in early August. More information here: https://media.budimex.pl/pr/817796/budimex-zakonczyl-rozbudowe-teatru-polskiego-w-szczecinie
These are not all Budimex’s investments in the area. In July this year, 9 new stations for electric vehicles were put to use for the residents of Szczecin, and within the next year construction work will be completed on one of the largest infrastructure investments in the region – a bridge over the Regalica River.