Danish company vestas will build a factory near the city of Szczecin on Poland’s northern Baltic coast to assemble parts for wind turbines. The plant will supply both the global market and Poland itself. Which is preparing to launch its first offshore wind farms. “offshore wind has great prospects in Poland. Vestas is proud to support the country in maximizing its opportunities. Said the firm’s chief operating officer, Raheb Nielsen. The launch of the project comes after the Danish firm was named as a preferred supplier for the Baltic power project. A joint initiative by polish state energy giant role and Canada’s northland power to build a wind farm in the Baltic sea. Vestas will supply 76 turbines with a capacity of 15 mw each. Overall, the plant near Szczecin will produce around 400 turbines a year.
Once up and running by it will employ
Around 700 people directly and, says the firm, also provide “thousands of indirect jobs in the Szczecin area”. Pun role and the Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports authority earlier this month signed a deal as part of plans for an installation terminal for offshore wind farms linked to the Baltic power project. In February, officials announced that two new Spanish-owned factories producing towers for offshore wind turbines would open in Poland. Although Poland remains the EU’s most coal-dependent country, generating around 70% of its electricity Audit Directors Auditors Email Lists from the fossil fuel, renewables are making up a growing share of its energy mix – 17% last year, up from 7% a decade earlier. The largest source of green energy has been wind, although so far that has been exclusively onshore.
As well as seeking to develop its first
Offshore wind farms, the polish government is also seeking to remove regulations that it introduced in 2016 which significantly reduced new investment in onshore wind. The polish government – as well as state-owned and private firms – are also pushing ahead with plans to build the country’s first nuclear power stations. Us president joe Biden’s climate envoy john Kerry earlier this year praised Poland for “leading the EU in their efforts to diversify energy sources”, including taking steps towards a green energy transformation. Many environmental groups, however, argue that Poland’s progress has been too slow, and accuse the government of pandering to BZ Lists the politically important coal industry. Pies then swept to power on a wave of promises to clean up public life, spread wealth more evenly, and restore dignity to normal Poles.