Vestas has begun technical discussions with Poland’s port of Gdynia to drive the port’s development as a key infrastructure site for offshore wind energy developments in the country.

The partners are collaborating on a range of topics, including the different requirements of an offshore wind pre-assembly site.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with the port of Gdynia to enable the development of their site and make it as attractive as possible for Poland’s offshore wind developers,” said Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, chief operating officer of Vestas. “It is imperative that more waterside infrastructure be developed fast in markets considering offshore wind installations in the mid-2020s, particularly so that the offshore wind supply chain is able to deliver offshore wind cost effectively.”

Poland has announced a target to deliver 11 GW of offshore wind energy capacity by 2040. Broader offshore ambitions in the region have been highlighted by the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Declaration, which was signed by eight Baltic Sea countries and the European Commission during September 2020.