Smulders to supply Transition Pieces for Poland's First Offshore Wind Farm


Smulders to supply Transition Pieces for Poland's First Offshore Wind Farm

October 18th '23

Smulders Projects Belgium, subsidiary of Smulders, is proud to announce its contract with Baltic Power (joint venture of Orlen and Northland Power) for the supply of 76 transition pieces for the groundbreaking Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm, marking a significant milestone in the Polish offshore wind industry.

Over the past year, Baltic Power and Smulders have collaborated under a capacity reservation and early works agreement, to develop the Baltic Power project towards the construction phase. With the project securing the necessary building permits and reaching financial close, it is set to become Poland's first offshore wind farm to generate clean energy. Once operational, it will provide electricity to over 1.5 million households in Poland.

For Smulders, this project holds special significance. As a leading supplier of transition pieces, we are thrilled that our production facilities in Poland, which have supported offshore wind projects across Europe for the past two decades, can now contribute to a project in their home country.

Jaap Jansen, Tender Director of Smulders says: “It was a pleasure to work on this project with both the client, the other contractors, and the supply chain and to bring this project from concept stage towards the construction phase. It is a true achievement of the Baltic Power team to reach financial close in these challenging times.”

Stefan van Hoydonck, Project Manager of Smulders, emphasized the company's close collaboration with the construction teams of Baltic Power. "We have recently commenced production at our main subcontractor and industrial partner, Haizea Bilbao, where primary steel cans for the project are being manufactured. Our facilities in Poland and the UK are ready to start their scope in the coming months."

Smulders remains committed to advancing the renewable energy landscape in Poland and beyond, and this partnership with Baltic Power underscores its dedication to creating a greener, more sustainable future.

Photo: Dogger Bank project