Baltic Operator is completing a project to prefabricate two offshore wind farm (OSS) substations for the US shelf. The two substations structures manufactured by the GPBaltic have a combined weight of more than 3,000 tons and will be delivered by sea to a wind farm off the US coast. Each of the substations is 42 meters long, 34 meters wide and 22.5 meters high. More than 300 people worked on the project.
Industrial Group Baltic’s companies have been involved in the production of steel structures for the offshore sector for years, building trafostations and support structures for offshore wind farms such as Kaskasi, Arkadis Ost, Borkum, Vineyard and Ocean Wind.
– We are increasing our capacity for offshore wind farms year after year, which is perfectly illustrated in the last few years, when in 2021-2022 we made one substation for the Kaskasi II offshore wind farm and secondary steel for the Arcadis offshore wind farm. In 2023, we are shipping two stations for an offshore wind farm, and have just started cutting materials for two recently contracted Baltic Power (Baltic Shelf) stations. Industrial Group Baltic is the largest and most experienced manufacturer of wind towers and substations in Poland, reports Baltic Industrial Group Balti, Mr. Henryk Ogryczak, CEO. – To date, we have manufactured this type of structure for the Rødsand OWF, Borkum Riffgrund I OWF, Vineyard Wind 1 OWF, Hornsea One OWF, Walney OWF, Kaskasi II OWF, among others. Our goal is to produce 4 to 6 trafostations per year,” adds Henryk Ogryczak.
– Prefabrication began a year ago at two locations of the Baltic Industrial Group: in Gdansk and Gdynia. At the Baltic Operator shipyard in Gdynia, the final integration of the structures took place, says Bartosz Charkiewicz, Production Director of Baltic Operator.