Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime sign selected supplier contract for two offshore substations for the Baltic Power project

Source: press release, 12 September 2022

Substations are key components of a wind park’s electrical infrastructure (photo: TwiXteR/Shutterstock)
Substations are key components of a wind park’s electrical infrastructure (photo: TwiXteR/Shutterstock)

A consortium of strategic partners, Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime, has been appointed selected supplier of two offshore substations for the Baltic Power project, a joint venture of ORLEN Group and Northland Power Inc. aiming to supply more than 1.5 million households with clean power by 2026.

The two substations will be constructed and established in 2022-2025 as key components of the electrical infrastructure for the wind park consisting of more than 70 turbines, each with a minimum capacity of 14 MW. Each substation will be a 2.5 thousand-tonne steel structure standing on foundations and rising about 20 metres above the sea level.

The consortium will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the offshore substations. Together, Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime are among the most experienced suppliers in the market, having successfully completed the construction and commissioning of more than 20 substations for offshore wind farms. Bladt Industries is a supplier focused exclusively on offshore wind with many years of experience in the manufacturing of steel structures for offshore substations, transition pieces, monopile and jacket foundations realised at sites in Poland and Denmark. Semco Maritime has built a strong position and unique expertise in the development, construction, and commissioning of substations for offshore wind projects based on a decades-long offshore track record.

“We are proud to have been selected for this Polish milestone project based on our experience, knowledge and track record. Together with our partner Semco Maritime we look forward to delivering yet another joint project for the offshore wind industry. At Bladt Industries we are pleased to be perceived as a safe pair of hands and to join forces to safely and successfully deliver in support of offshore wind in Poland,” says Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO, Bladt Industries.

“The Baltic Power project is another milestone in the development of the Polish renewable energy sector, and we are proud that ORLEN Group and Northland Power have signed the preferred supplier contract with our long-standing strategic partner Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime. We look forward to drawing on our joint experience and continuing our great cooperation on this project, working closely with the Baltic Power project team and a range of skilled and experienced suppliers,” says Steen Brødbæk, CEO, Semco Maritime.

“Baltic Power consistently follows its schedule and selects suppliers who can boast not only a great deal of experience, but also a readiness to carry out significant part of the work in Poland. This is a very important aspect for us as an investor, which translates into building a local value chain for the offshore wind sector, because each of these companies are already intensively looking for sub-suppliers in Poland,” says Jarosław Broda, Member of the Management Board of Baltic Power.

The Baltic Power wind farm will be erected approx. 23 kilometres off the shore, near Łeba and Choczewo. When completed in 2026, the Baltic Power offshore wind farm will be able to supply more than 1.5 million households with clean energy.