DWF has advised NKT consortium’s Tele-Fonika Kable and DEME on a reservation contract for the design, supply, and installation of the inter-array, offshore, and onshore export cables for the Baltic Power offshore wind farm. Reportedly, Hogan Lovells’ German office advised Baltic Power.
The Baltic Power offshore wind farm, with a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts, is located in the Polish section of the Baltic Sea. Once it achieves its expected commercial operations in 2026, it will be able to supply more than 1.5 million households with clean energy. The Baltic Power wind farm is a joint project between the Orlen Group and Northland Power.
According to DWF, “in total, there will be approximately 355 kilometers of cables in the Baltic Power farm area, of which approximately 130 kilometers will be inter-array cables picking up power from the turbines and delivering it to offshore substations. The remaining cables will be used to export energy on an approximately 39-kilometer-long connection route from the offshore to the onshore substation.”
“Tele-Fonika Kable, a Polish company with international experience, together with JDR Cable Systems will be responsible for the supply of the inter-array cables and the onshore section of the export cables, as well as the transport and installation of the cables on the onshore section,” DWF informed. “NKT, one of the most experienced power cable suppliers, will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of offshore export cables. Transport and installation of all cables offshore will be handled by DEME, the owner of one of the largest fleets of ships in the world,” according to the firm.
DWF’s team included Managing Partner Michal Pawlowski and Counsel Agnieszka Chylinska.