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Baltic Power signs agreements to help build wind farms

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GDANSK, September 9 (Reuters) – Baltic Power, a joint venture between Poland’s PKN Orlen (PKN.WA) and Canada’s Northland Power (NPI.TO), has signed a series of contracts to construct a proposed wind farm in to support the Baltic Sea, PKN Orlen said on Friday.

PKN said the company has hired German company Steelwind Nordenham to help with the incorporations; Belgium’s Smulders is helping connect the foundations to the turbine towers; and Dutch company Van Oord to help transport and install components.

A consortium of Denmark’s Bladt Industries and Norway’s Semco Maritime will also be responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of offshore power plants, it said, without naming any value for any of the deals.

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After the planned completion of construction in 2026, the Baltic Power offshore wind farm should be able to supply more than 1.5 million households with clean energy.

Offshore wind is at the heart of energy company PKN’s transition to zero-carbon transition, Chief Executive Daniel Obajtek said in a statement.

“We also want to use the experience gained in organizing the supply chain in follow-up projects of this type,” he added. PKN is applying for eleven concessions for offshore wind farms in Poland and intends to implement similar projects in the Baltic States.

(Corrected this story to show that Van Oord is Dutch and not Danish, paragraph 2)

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Reporting by Adrianna Ebert and Mateusz Rabiega Editing by David Goodman and Mark Potter

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