Equinor and Polenergia owned joint venture companies leading the development of the Bałtyk 2&3 offshore wind farms, located in the Baltic Sea, have signed a Capacity Reservation and Early Works agreement with the consortium of Smulders Projects Belgium NV and Sif Netherlands BV, for the manufacturing of 100 Transition Pieces for both projects.

Bałtyk 2&3 are two separate projects with planned installed capacity of 720 MW each (jointly 1440 MW). The offshore wind farms will be installed in Polish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea and are subject to Polish regulatory regime. The wind farms are located approximately 37 km (Bałtyk 2) and 22 km (Bałtyk 3) off the Polish coast.

The scope of work for the consortium of Smulders and Sif consists of fabrication of the Transition Pieces including shop design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning.

Within the consortium Sif will manufacture the approximately 30 kton primary steel tubulars, including flanges, from their facility in Roermond, The Netherlands. Smulders will perform the secondary steel scope, coating, electrical system and testing and commissioning. The secondary steel scope will be produced by the Polish facilities of Smulders. Final assembly will take place at the yard in Hoboken, Belgium.

Source: Sif, Smulders