Construction has officially kicked off for an offshore wind service base in Leba, Poland, dedicated to servicing the 1200MW Baltic Power offshore wind farm, a collaborative effort between Orlen Group and Northland Power.
The service base, expected to be operational by 2025, will serve as the primary port for vessels involved in transporting equipment and technical personnel responsible for the maintenance of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm. Employing approximately 60 individuals, the facility is designed to support the wind farm throughout its entire life cycle, spanning a minimum of 25 years.
The Leba service base will encompass an area of approximately 1.1 hectares, featuring facilities such as a spare parts warehouse and a workshop crucial for the wind farm's operational needs. The waterfront will have the capacity to accommodate vessels with a maximum length of 35 meters. To ensure efficient operations, the base will be permanently serviced by three to four specialized vessels, each capable of carrying up to 24 technicians with full equipment.
The estimated investment cost for this crucial infrastructure is approximately 62 million zloty (€14.1 million), underscoring the commitment to establishing robust support systems for the burgeoning offshore wind sector in the region.
As the construction progresses, the service base aligns with the timeline of the Baltic Power farm, set to be operational in 2026, facilitating seamless coordination and maintenance throughout the project's lifecycle.