The construction of the Offshore Wind Farm Installation Terminal in Świnoujście is proceeding according to plan. The facility will be operational at the beginning of 2025. – reported Orlen Neptun of the Orlen Group. Among other things, the harbour basin has been cleaned as part of the ongoing work.
Constructing the Offshore Wind Farm Installation Terminal in Świnoujście is proceeding according to plan. The Orlen Neptun investment will be launched at the beginning of 2025. It will be the first terminal of this type in Poland and one of the most modern in Europe, the Orlen Group company said.
As noted in the communiqué, in recent months, as part of the ongoing works, the basin of the Świnoujście port has been cleared, the necessary demolition work has been carried out, the substructure has been prepared, and the construction of the workshop and administration and office building has begun, while work on the preparation of the wharves is continuing.
Informing about the progress of the works, Orlen Neptun recalled that according to the assumptions, the Offshore Wind Farm Installation Terminal will first be used to install components of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm being built by Orlen and Canada’s Northland Power and will later be used for further investments.
– All construction is proceeding on schedule, without any delays. This is possible thanks to model cooperation with a contractor experienced in the implementation of such projects and the Szczecin and Świnoujście Port Authority. I can assure you that the work will be completed on schedule within the agreed timeframe,” said Orlen Neptun CEO Robert Nowicki, quoted in the company’s announcement.
The Orlen Group company recalled that demolition work on the onshore part of the offshore wind installation terminal under construction, and then on the water part, began back in May last year – among other things, the shipyard pier was removed along with some 370 reinforced concrete piles and the basin was cleaned.
– In addition to various types of scrap metal, numerous reinforced concrete elements, wooden piles, as well as unexploded ordnance from World War II, including aerial bombs and deep-sea torpedoes and artillery shells, were excavated, the information noted.
Orlen Neptun stressed that “in the following months, reinforced concrete and building and installation works will be carried out in the buildings, as well as ground reinforcement works within the quays – so-called piling”.