Smulders and Haizea Bilbao S.L. have signed a Selected Supplier Agreement under which the two companies - subject to them concluding on the final contract - will cooperate for the supply and fabrication of more than 70 transition pieces for the Baltic Power offshore Wind farm in the Polish Baltic Sea.
This is the second project in which the two companies cooperate, and the first one for transition pieces.
Haizea Bilbao will be manufacturing the primary steel in its Bilbao facilities. Smulders will manufacture the secondary steel and assemble, outfit, coat, and test fully equipped transition pieces. The secondary steel will be manufactured at its facilities in Poland. The assembly of the transition pieces will take place at the yard in Hoboken or Newcastle, which was recently modified to enable the assembly of transition pieces.
“Smulders is a company with whom we share to a great extent our vision and core values, paving the way towards a joint journey towards decarbonization of our society and increasing the European energy independence” declared Borja de la Rica, General Manager of Haizea Bilbao.
Jaap Jansen, Tender Director of Smulders says: “We are proud to have been selected by Baltic Power to manufacture the transition pieces for this project, which is the first project for the Polish offshore wind market. A significant share of the steel structures for the Baltic Power project will come from Smulders own production facilities in Poland.”