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, and 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 Orlin and Canada’s Northland Power to build a wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
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Capacity of 15 MW each. Overall, the plant near Szczecin will produce around 400 turbines a year, said Nils de Bar, Vestas’s president for northern and central Europe, cited by the Polish Press Agency (PAP). Once up and running by 2024, it will employ around 700 people directly and, says the firm, also provide “thousands of indirect jobs in the Szczecin area”. PKN Orlin and the Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports authority earlier Risk Managers Email List 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 EUs
Most coal-dependent country, generating around of its electricity from the fossil fuel, renewables are making up a growing share of its energy mix last year, up from a decade earlier. The largest source of green energy has been wind, although so far that has been exclusively onshore. At the beginning of this year, Poland generated a record amount of energy from wind, with turbines meeting around a third of the country’s electricity needs at times. 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 BZ Lists 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.