The success of ambitious offshore plans in fast-emerging markets such as Poland and Lithuania depends on leveraging the best available European sector experience in building and operating wind farms. Cooperation is the key to building local value chains. This is the main message from the Trade Mission of 20 Dutch companies to Lithuania and Poland over the past 4 days.
The companies participated in a seminar organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lithuania with support from with support from Klaipėda Investment Promotion Agency and in which the CEO of Ignitis Lietuva participated, which is the proposed developer of the first project in Lithuania. Also a matchmaking session took place with 78 meetings.
Linkedbyoffshorewind, a partnership between the government and the offshore wind private sector from the Netherlands, was International Partner of this year’s 12th International Conference “Offshore Wind – Logistics & Supplies” organized by Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW) in Gdynia, Poland. Event partners and panelists during the two days of debates included representatives from Dutch companies such as Damen, Smulders, Ventolines and Corrosion that shared their practical views on offshore wind development. N-Sea and MAG Offshore presented their plans for jointly developing offshore marine coordination centres in the Baltic region.
Participants of the conference took part in fifty individual matchmaking meetings with the Dutch companies. Topics for debate were the long-term strategy of local supply chain building. Also ongoing procurement procedures for the first 5.9 GW projects in Poland, as well as role of state, banks, investors during II phase – were discussed.