TELE-FONIKA Kable and JDR to supply subsea and land cables to the Baltic Power wind farm
: TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFK) a global supplier of wire and cable systems for the renewable energy sector, alongside JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier, have been awarded a contract with Baltic Power, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) company, which is part of the ORLEN Group and Northland Power, for the Baltic Power wind farm project in Poland. Together with partners NKT and DEME Offshore, they will design, manufacture, and install 340km of land and subsea cables – enabling the project to provide clean electricity to more than 1.5 million households in Poland. The manufacture and delivery of all cables will be completed by the end of 2025.
Together with partners NKT and DEME Offshore, they will design, manufacture, and install 340km of land and subsea cables – enabling the project to provide clean electricity to more than 1.5 million households in Poland.
Located 23km to the north of the Polish coastline, on the level of Choczewo and Łeba, Baltic Power has a wind farm area of approximately 130 square kilometers which will feature 76 wind turbines each with a generating capacity of 15 MW. The project is scheduled to be fully operational by 2026 and aims to generate 1.2 GW – providing vital clean energy to Poland.
TFK will manufacture and install 230kV land power cables and cores for inter-array cables at its manufacturing facility in Bydgoszcz. As a consortium partner, NKT will develop the offshore export cables for the project – delivering power from the offshore substations to the shore. TFK will manage the transportation and installation of the onshore cable section within the Baltic wind farm.
At its state-of-the-art Hartlepool facility in the UK, JDR will design and manufacture 66kV inter-array cables, that will be used to connect the 76 offshore turbines to the offshore substation. DEME Offshore will be responsible for the transportation and installation of all subsea cables.
The history of the contract began two years ago. In April 2021, the tender procedure for the preparation of the Baltic Power wind farm construction in the Baltic Sea was initiated. Over a year later, on September 16, 2022, the Consortium, including TFK, DEME, and NKT (Consortium Leader), signed the Selected Supplier Agreement with Baltic Power. The document outlined the delivery schedule for the Baltic Power project.
On June 27, 2023, the Consortium signed a cable supply agreement with Baltic Power, specifying key aspects related to the production and installation of onshore and subsea cables, crucial components of this undertaking’s infrastructure.
On October 11, 2023, TFK received approval to disclose information about its involvement in the Baltic Power project
Piotr Mirek, Member of the Management Board at TELE-FONIKA Kable and Board Director of the Supply Chain and Investment Office at JDR Cable Systems, commented: “Baltic Power is an innovative wind energy project which will support the acceleration of our energy transition in Poland. Our power house of capabilities covering both subsea and land cables have enabled us to secure this contract and we are delighted to be able to supply the high-quality assets that will support in delivering clean energy to millions of homes across Poland. Our collaboration with NKT and DEME Offshore will bolster these efforts – providing clean energy for future generations.”
The contract comes as part of Poland’s energy transition ambitions as it aims to develop offshore wind energy in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea, with a capacity of approx. 5.9 GW in 2030 and up to 11 GW in 2040.
Since 2007, JDR and TFKable have been leaders in offshore wind. They began by supplying 33 kV inter-array cables to groundbreaking UK projects, including Greater Gabbard and London Array. In 15 years, they’ve delivered over 4,000 km of subsea cables, enabling the transmission of 14 GW of offshore wind power, representing ca. 36% of the total capacity of nearly 40 GW. They also pioneered 66 kV inter-array cables including subsea dynamic power cables for offshore floating windfarms and celebrated their 50th offshore wind farm cable contract in 2022, contributing to global wind farms in the US, Taiwan, and the UK / Europe
About TFK Group
TFK Group is a leading global producer of wires and cables, with major production facilities in Europe and sales offices globally. With its HQ in Poland, TFK Group consists of several trading companies, with a significant number of production plants around Europe and a Cable Waste Recycling Department in Poland. TFK Group offers 25,000 types of wires and cables, which are sold in 80 countries. With a consistent growth strategy based on client portfolio diversification, TFK Group has cemented its position as a world leader in the cable business, with significant further development potential.
About JDR Cable Systems
JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas, and renewable industries. For more than 25 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service, and support.
In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing, and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meet even the most complex and demanding project requirements.