Van Oord Secures Offshore Wind Contract in Poland

Van Oord Offshore Wind

15th February 2024

Van Oord Granted Offshore Wind Contract in Poland

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has secured a significant contract for the construction of the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm in Poland. This landmark deal marks a major development in the country’s clean energy transition and showcases Van Oord’s leadership in the rapidly growing offshore wind sector.

Powering Poland’s Green Future

The Baltica 2 project, developed by Ørsted and PGE, boasts a 1.5GW capacity, enough to power approximately 750,000 Polish households. Located 40km offshore in the Baltic Sea, the wind farm represents a crucial step towards Poland’s ambitious target of reaching 9GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. This shift towards renewable energy is expected to enhance energy security, independence, and contribute to climate change mitigation efforts.

Van Oord’s Expertise on Display

Under the contract, Van Oord will be responsible for transporting and installing 111 extended monopile foundations. This critical task will be executed using a diverse fleet, including the state-of-the-art offshore installation vessel Aeolus and the heavy-lift installation unit Svanen, which is currently undergoing an upgrade to become one of the largest of its kind worldwide.

Van Oord’s proven track record and extensive experience in complex offshore projects ensure efficient and safe construction. The company’s expertise encompasses foundation design, transport, and installation, offering clients a comprehensive and reliable solution.

Van Oord Offshore Wind
Source: energyfacts

Boost for the Polish Economy

Beyond environmental benefits, the Baltica 2 project is expected to create hundreds of jobs during construction and operation, providing a significant boost to the local economy. This not only strengthens Poland’s industrial sector but also reinforces its commitment to creating sustainable employment opportunities.

Sustainable Construction Practices

Van Oord understands the importance of minimizing environmental impact during construction. The company adheres to strict regulations and implements responsible practices throughout the project lifecycle. This ensures the protection of marine ecosystems and minimizes disturbances to local wildlife.

Piotr Zagożdżel, President of the Management Board of PGE “This agreement is a key milestone in the development of offshore wind energy in Poland, contributing significantly to our country’s energy security and climate goals. We are confident that Van Oord’s expertise will ensure the successful completion of this important project.”

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Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord We are proud to be involved in the Baltica 2 project and contribute to Poland’s clean energy ambitions. This contract further strengthens our position as a leading player in the offshore wind industry and reaffirms our commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for the future.


The Baltica 2 project marks a win-win for Poland and Van Oord. Poland takes a massive step towards clean energy independence, while Van Oord solidifies its leadership in offshore wind construction. This sustainable collaboration sets an example for future projects, highlighting the growing importance of offshore wind in Europe’s energy future.

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