The Industrial Development Agency (ARP) and a Spanish manufacturer of towers for wind power want to build an offshore wind tower factory in Gdansk. On 19 January, ARP Baltic Towers and GRI Renewable Industries concluded a joint venture agreement for an investment estimated at over €150 million.
The planned investment and cooperation with an experienced foreign partner is expected to allow the expansion of offshore production and service facilities in Poland and to engage domestic companies as co-manufacturers and increase their participation in the supply chain for the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, the ARP assured in a press release.
– The new investment, located in Gdansk with access to the quay, will include the construction of an offshore tower production hall for the largest planned wind turbines of more than 14 MW, and the state-of-the-art production facility, designed and built to Industry 4.0 standards, will have a production capacity capable of manufacturing more than 120 towers per year. The new plant will meet the highest technical and quality standards set by key customers in the OWE market, said ARP CEO Cezariusz Lesisz, quoted in the release.
Manufacturing at the planned tower plant in Gdansk is expected to start in 2025.