Wind energy – Poland
Building on its significant investments in the onshore wind supply chain in Poland, Vestas has begun technical discussions with the Port of Gdynia to drive the port’s development as a key infrastructure site for offshore wind in Poland.
The collaboration is intended to support the attractiveness of the port to project developers as major hub in the impending buildout of offshore wind in Poland and across the Baltic Sea region.
Vestas and the Port of Gdynia are collaborating on a range of topics, including the different requirements of an offshore wind pre-assembly site. Vestas and the Port of Gdynia are engaged in a series of discussions, in which Vestas has shared technical specifications required by a wind turbine manufacturer for the installation of turbines, including its industry leading V236-15.0 MW turbine.
Poland has announced a target to deliver 11 GW of offshore wind by 2040, and broader offshore wind ambitions in the region have been highlighted by the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Declaration signed by eight Baltic Sea countries and the European Commission in September 2020.
With a strong port infrastructure Poland can also become an export hub also for the offshore wind supply industry.