During a meeting organized as part of Suppliers Day by Ocean Winds (OW) - one of the global leaders in the offshore wind industry - the assembled participants were presented with a visualization of the service base for the offshore wind farm located in Władysławowo.
The service port in Władysławowo will be an integral part of the service base for the BC-Wind project, servicing some 31 wind turbines located some 36 km from the port. The route from the port to the farm area is 20 nautical miles and will take about 75 minutes (at a speed of about 16 knots). The port in Władysławowo will be both a base for servicing the wind turbines and an important facility for the project not only during the operational phase, but also during the construction period.
An operations and maintenance base for the maintenance of the BC-Wind offshore wind farm will be established in the area located at the landing wharf and passenger pier. The contract is for the delimited two areas: a storage and logistics area of 3,000 m2 and a wharf about 60 meters long.
At Ocean Winds' maintenance base at the Port of Władysławowo, the developer will construct office buildings, warehouses and storage yards. The port is also providing a wharf from which Ocean Winds will conduct all operations with its vessels. The base is expected to be ready in early 2025.
- The quay parameters that are required are not difficult to meet. We are talking about light, high-speed, CTV-type vessels. Such vessels have a draft of 2-2.5 meters. These vessels will, of course, be loaded with equipment, sometimes quite heavy. This requires a quay with a capacity of at least 10 kN per m2," says Witold Wawrzonkoski, CEO of Szkuner, the port manager in Władysławowo.
- The proper location of the service and maintenance base is a crucial factor in determining the efficiency of the wind farm's operation and the stability of energy supply. The location in the port of Władysławowo meets all our expectations in terms of distance from the offshore wind farm, among other things, and thus the response time of service teams," stresses Kacper Kostrzewa, director of the BC-Wind Project, implemented by Ocean Winds in Poland.
Ocean Winds (OW) is an international offshore wind company formed as a 50-50 joint venture owned by EDP Renewables and ENGIE. Headquartered in Madrid, OW currently operates in seven countries, and primarily targets markets in Europe, the United States, selected parts of Asia and Brazil.
BC-Wind is an offshore wind farm with a capacity of up to 399 MW, located about 23 kilometers north of the coast, at the height of the Krokowa and Choczewo municipalities in Pomorskie Voivodeship.