A joint venture agreement on the construction of a new factory for offshore wind farm towers has been signed between Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu (a joint-stock company of the state treasury) Baltic Towers and GRI Renewable Industries (Spanish wind farm parts manufacturer), the Polish Climate and Energy Ministry announced.
The signing, which took place in Warsaw, was attended by a senior official from the Polish government, Ireneusz Zyska, the Secretary of State at the Climate and Energy Ministry and Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources (RES).
“The construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea is a strong impulse for Poland’s economic development 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 creating a supply chain in which Polish industrial and technological companies, universities and research institutes as well as professionals staff involved will have a significant share in various areas of competence,” said Minister Zyska.
Offshore wind energy is currently one of the fastest-growing energy sectors, as stated in a press release from the Climate and Energy Ministry. The combination of the dynamic economic situation driven by the European energy policy, the implementation of the energy transformation in Poland, and last year’s adoption of the act promoting electricity generation from offshore wind farms are aimed at “significantly increasing” the share of renewable energy in energy generation, the press released added.