Published: 12 April 2018 12 April 2018
State-owned Polish Transmission System Operator, PSE, has said that as much as 8GW of offshore wind capacity could be installed in Poland. PSE President Eryk Kłosowski said that 4GW of offshore wind could be installed in the Polish Baltic Sea by 2026/27 with up to 8GW in the longer term.
Poland has become a bigger player in the offshore wind supply chain in recent years with investments in the manufacturing of turbine foundations and the cranes and jack-up vessels used in installation and maintenance. The Polish wind industry now supports 12,000 jobs. This number would grow significantly with the development of a domestic offshore wind market. According to the Polish Wind Energy Association Polish companies could deliver up to 50% of the components required to build offshore wind farms. PWEA has identified almost 80 companies that could deliver the necessary products and services, starting from offshore wind farm design and planning, production and installation of turbine components and connection infrastructure, to offshore wind farm operation and maintenance.