Vestas, a Danish wind turbine company, has been chosen as the preferred turbine supplier for Baltic Power, a 1.2 GW offshore wind project in Poland. Baltic Power is being built by a partnership between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power. Vestas will deliver 76 of its V236-15.0 MW turbines for the wind project, which is located 23 km from the Polish Baltic Sea coastline.

According to the company’s statement, Vestas’s wind turbines can provide up to 80 GWh of clean energy annually. Once completed, Baltic Power will be Poland’s largest offshore wind project.

In July 2022, Vestas announced the sale of its 183 MW Delta wind project in Mississippi, US, to AES Corporation. No financial details were disclosed. Vestas’ North American development arm, Steelhead Americas, is working on the Delta project. Reportedly, it would be the first wind project in Mississippi and would be situated at a higher altitude to access stronger wind speeds.

REGlobal’s Views: If and when this agreement with Baltic Powers results in an order for Vestas, it will help the turbine manufacturer to establish its lead in Poland’s offshore wind space. Since this is one of the country’s earliest offshore wind projects, the experiences and lessons from this project will help guide future project developments. Vestas has an established presence in Poland’s onshore wind industry which will help the company in this project as well in terms of local experience and workforce.