Wind towers for the Baltic Sea will be built in Gdańsk
The Industrial Development Agency JSC, together with its strategic partner GRI Renewable Industries S.L., is launching a new investment to support the development of offshore wind energy (OWE). On January 19, 2023, a joint venture agreement was concluded between ARP S.A., Baltic Towers sp. z o.o. and the Spanish company called GRI Renewable Industries, S.L. for the construction of a new tower factory for offshore wind energy (OWE).
The planned investment by ARP Capital Group (ARP CG) will enable ARP Group to meet the growing demand for wind towers and significantly increase the participation of Polish companies in the supply chain for the construction of offshore wind farms (OWE) in the Baltic Sea. The value of the estimated investment is more than 150 million euros, and production is expected to start in 2025.
“For several years, Poland has been building the supply chain in the offshore sector. Offshore wind turbines (OWE) will be manufactured in our country and in this way, we involve domestic companies as co-manufacturers and create a local offshore ecosystem. Working with an experienced foreign partner allows us to expand our production and service facilities. We are also thinking about the further future related to the maintenance of OWE technology in the Baltic Sea. All of this is in line with the evolving energy policy, which emphasises the benefits and importance of a zero-carbon offshore wind farm sector” says Mateusz Berger, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.
“The construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea is a strong impulse for the economic development of Poland based on modern technologies. Investments in the offshore wind sector are of great importance from the point of view of increasing the country's energy security, but also for the creation of a supply chain in which Polish industrial and technological companies, universities, and research institutes, as well as professional staff involved in various areas of competence will have a significant share. Today many Polish companies are involved in offshore wind projects around the world. The time has come to use this valuable resource to build Polish wind farms in the Baltic Sea and strengthen Polish local content. The ARP's investment is part of achieving this goal," says Ireneusz Zyska, Deputy Minister for Climate and Environment, Government Plenipotentiary for RES.
“One of the adopted strategic goals for Poland is energy transformation towards RES (clean industry). Offshore wind energy has been indicated as a direction of particular importance for the ARP. The strategic goal is to transform and accelerate the Polish economy - to modernise it and develop it in the logic of Polish economic interest, i.e. through Polish components, Polish capital and Polish competences” adds Izabela Antos, Undersecretary of State, Deputy Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
“The new investment, located in Gdańsk with access to the quay, will include the construction of an offshore tower production hall for the largest planned wind turbines with a capacity of more than 14 MW, and a modern production facility, designed and built according to Industry 4.0 standard. It will have a production capacity capable of manufacturing more than 120 towers per year. The new plant will meet the highest