Are you active in the offshore wind sector? And do you want to do business in Poland? Then take part in the virtual offshore wind energy trade mission with Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, on 10 and 11 December 2020.
During this mission you will get a good idea of the developments in the offshore wind sector in Poland. This sector is developing at lightning speed and offers the Dutch entrepreneur great opportunities.
Offshore wind to achieve energy goals
Poland is still highly dependent on coal, but like other EU member states, it must significantly increase the production of renewable energy. One of the best ways to achieve this is the development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea.
Under the new Offshore Wind Act, at least 8 gigawatts (GW) of wind power will be installed over the next 10 years, increasing to 28 GW by 2050. Poland has designated more than 10 wind farm projects. The country will tender for part of this in the coming years, together with leading European developers.
By 2050, 83 GW of offshore wind power is planned for the entire Baltic Sea area, according to the European trade association WindEurope.
Opportunities for Dutch companies
Local knowledge and expertise in the field of offshore wind energy is limited in Poland. That is why cooperation with foreign parties, including the Netherlands, is essential.
For Poland, the tendering of various offshore wind projects and the reinforcement of the offshore (export) network is now important. For example, there is a plan to lay 700 megawatts (MW) of submarine cable between Lithuania and Poland.
Participation is interesting for companies and knowledge institutions that:
- work in:
- offshore installation & transport (OWF / grid);
- port infrastructure & logistics;
- training & education;
- and other suppliers and service providers from the offshore wind sector.
- want to get a picture of the market potential of offshore wind in Poland;
- want to build their network with key players in this market;
- be able to provide expertise to make a valuable (innovative and competitive) contribution to the (pre-) development, construction and maintenance phases of the intended developments.