Dutch maritime contracter Van Oord has been selected as preferred contractor for the construction of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres north of the Polish coastline. Van Oord will transport and install more than 70 foundations, consisting of a monopile fitted with a transition piece. With a production capacity of up to 1.2 GW, the wind farm is expected to ultimately supply renewable energy more than 1.5 million households in Poland. Construction of the farm is planned to start in 2024 and it’s commissioning in 2026.Van Oord will deploy its heavy lift installation vessel Svanen. The vessel has an extensive track record and installed the vast majority of all monopiles in the Baltic Sea, including those for Baltic 2, Arkona and Kriegers Flak. Baltic Power is Van Oord’s first offshore wind project in Poland, however the country is well known to Van Oord due to executed dredging projects, like the recently completed deepening and widening of the Świnoujście Szczecin fairway in Poland.