The joint venture of Equinor and Polenergia has awarded a contract to Jan De Nul Group, in partnership with cable manufacturer Hellenic Cables, for the design, manufacturing, transport, and installation of four 220 kV HVAC export cables. These cables will connect the Polish offshore wind farms Baltyk II and Baltyk III to the onshore grid, allowing them to provide electricity to over two million Polish households.
Baltyk II and Baltyk III are situated in the Polish zone of the Baltic Sea, with each having a capacity of 720 MW. They will be linked to the onshore grid via four HVAC submarine cables, totaling 256 km in length. These wind farms will be among the first operational offshore facilities in Poland, contributing to the country's transition to renewable energy.
Jan De Nul and Hellenic Cables are set to complete the connection of the two Baltyk wind farms to shore in 2026. The HVAC cables will be designed and manufactured at Hellenic Cables' facility in Corinth, Greece, and will then be transported, installed, and buried by Jan De Nul.