Poland Offshore Wind Terminal
U.S. companies are encouraged to explore Poland’s offshore wind farm projects, that are significant to the countries energy transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Poland will spend more than $121 billion on the transformation of its energy sector by 2040. Their plan includes $27 billion to be spent on the development of offshore wind energy as a major driver in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The investment is seen as a significant contributor to the country’s energy security over the next two decades.
The construction of offshore wind farms is rife with logistical complexities, and requires adequate port infrastructure, especially for the installation offshore wind farm terminals. Without such terminal in place, there is a risk that the development of offshore wind energy projects will not be completed on time or the planned installed capacity will be reduced. This fact should be considered as threat to the country’s energy security, which can be effectively mitigated by building a Polish offshore installation terminal.
The Ministry of Climate and Environment has officially proposed that Port of Gdynia will be the installation port for wind farms in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea and the government has passed appropriate resolutions. The Council of Ministers recognized the Port of Gdynia, due to its location and technical conditions, as an optimal location for the installation terminal. In order to maximize economic benefits from the development of offshore wind farm projects, it is necessary to identify the location of the installation terminal in the Port of Gdynia and to take necessary actions for the implementation of the investment as soon as possible.
Council of Ministers obliged the Minister of Maritime Economy to undertake action to construct and commission an installation terminal and select a logistic operator to organize the construction and service process for the offshore wind farms in the Port of Gdynia. It is expected that the start of installation of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea will begin in 2024.
Up to $400 million for construction costs relating to the installation terminal will be covered by European Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) funds. U.S. companies interested to explore opportunities in this project should contact:
Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia S.A. (Port of Gdynia Authority)
ul. Rotterdamska 9