Representatives of Baltic Power, a company from the Polish Orlen Group and Northland Power, have signed a contract to lease land for the construction of a service base in Leba. There, by the Baltic Sea, a service port will be built for an offshore farm of 70 wind turbines.
The Baltic Power offshore wind farm will be operational in 2026. The port of Leba has been designated to serve it for 25 years. Thanks to the signing of the agreement the investor will have at their disposal an area of approx. 1.1 hectares, on which a base for the operation of the wind turbines will be built. The farm service base will permanently operate a minimum of 2 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for transporting service personnel and equipment. Each can take up to 24 technicians on board at a time, along with the necessary instrumentation. The 16-nautical-mile route from the port to the farm area will be covered by the ships in approximately 40 minutes, which is the best result among all locations considered for the base.
Office buildings, spare parts warehouses, and workshops will be built on the port site. There will be approx. 50 people continuously working on the farm. The investment in Leba will be carried out between 2023 and 2025 and its estimated cost will be approx. PLN 20-30 million. Antea Polska is responsible for preparing the pre-design documentation.
“The port in Łeba best meets all our premises and needs while at the same time having a great potential for further development of offshore wind energy in Poland”, emphasizes Anna Łukaszewska – Trzeciakowska, CEO of Baltic Power.
The Baltic Power offshore wind farm will be located in Poland’s Baltic Sea waters, approx. 23 km north of the Baltic coastline, at the height of Łeba and Choczew. It is a joint venture between the Polish Orlen Group and the Canadian investor Northland Power. The capacity of the plant will reach 1.2 GW.