On 1 March 2022, Poland’s Council of Ministers adopted a resolution amending the offshore wind farm installation terminal regulations. Originally, the government wanted to carry out the investment in Gdynia, but eventually decided on Gdansk.
The new resolution was submitted by the Ministry of Infrastructure. The installation terminal is to be built in the Port of Gdansk. It is scheduled to be completed on 1 June 2025.
A prerequisite for the successful development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea is the creation of adequate port facilities. The Port of Gdansk meets all criteria of the industry investors and allows for a timely implementation of the first phase of the offshore wind energy sector in Poland.
This terminal will be built at the outer port, i.e. the part of a harbor created by inundation by converting a body of water into land.
The Minister of Infrastructure will be responsible for monitoring the progress of the construction and equipping of the installation terminal.
– There was a very intensive merger of offshore companies, i.e. Orlen and PGE, in order to build common solutions. These companies, during the negotiations, reached an agreement – together with PFR (de facto DCT Gdansk) – to build an additional offshore terminal, Marek Gróbarczyk explained in an interview with Polish industry portal WNP.pl.
The change of concept was related to, among other things, the timing of the investment implementation. The one in Gdynia was supposed to be too distant for the companies investing in wind energy in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea.
Gróbarczyk also informed that the ministry already has concepts for service ports in Poland. They will be built in Łeba and Ustka.