Alerts Energy Infrastructure / Innovations 24 January, 2024 7:35 am   
COMMENTS: Jacek Perzyński

Still no timeline for the construction of the installation port in Gdańsk

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The project to build an installation terminal in Gdańsk is still in the design phase. Once again, the deadline for submitting binding offers has been postponed, this time to the end of February this year, and time is running out – writes tró

The installation terminal is where wind turbine components will be assembled and then placed on the Baltic Sea. This facility will be owned by Polska Grupa Energetyczna, and the installation supplier will be Denmark’s Orsted.

As the portal tró reminds, the first steps towards the construction of the terminal started already in March 2020. The first location was the Port of Gdynia, but after the intervention of state-owned companies involved in the construction of offshore wind farms, it was decided that it should be built in the Port of Gdańsk.

On March 1, 2022, the government even adopted a resolution changing the location of the installation terminal from Gdynia to Gdańsk. According to this document, the facility should be ready by June 1, 2025.

On the other hand, it will not be the only place to assemble wind turbines on the Polish coast. According to the declarations of Orlen Neptun, the installation terminal in Świnoujście is already under construction and is expected to be ready later this year. The company assures that in 2025 the assembly of 76 turbines for the Baltic Power farm will begin.

It should be mentioned that during the PiS government the port was included in the National Recovery Plan, but due to the conflict over the rule of law with the EC, the EU froze the subsidy. The first current from Polish wind farms is expected to flow in 2026, and yet there is no adequate infrastructure for offshore construction by the seaside. There is justified concern that wind farms will be built without greater participation of the Polish industry.

Tró /Jacek Perzyński