The board of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone has issued a decision on support for the Baltic Towers company. The Polish Investment Zone will support the construction of a production and storage hall for the manufacturing of offshore wind towers. The value of the new investment is estimated at around EUR 200 million.
Baltic Towers, owned by the Industrial Development Agency S.A., in cooperation with the Spanish company GRI Renewable Industries, S.L., will build a state-of-the-art plant for the production of offshore wind towers for wind turbines of more than 15 MW. The factory will be capable of producing up to 150 towers per year. This is a key investment for building the potential of the Polish offshore industry. The newly built factory will create more than 500 new, highly qualified jobs. This is an investment that will be part of the economic landscape of the Tri-City for years, restoring industrial functions in the area of the southern tip of Ostrow Island.
With the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone’s decision to support the investment, the Baltic Towers project is gaining momentum.
– Construction of offshore wind farms is a complex process for which we need plants built in accordance with the principles of the fourth industrial revolution, and Baltic Towers is making exactly such an ambitious investment. The new factory also means new high-quality jobs. We are happy to be part of this project, which is extremely important not only for the development of the region, but also for the energy security of the whole country”, says Przemysław Sztandera, President of the Management Board, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone.
This year, the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, together with all the companies managing the Polish Investment Zone, is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the new investment support system. In less than 5 years (from September 2018 to the end of August 2023), a total of 2,255 support decisions were issued across the country. The value of investment projects exceeded the amount – PLN 109.5 billion, and investors declared the creation of 45,559 new jobs.
The Pomeranian Special Economic Zone is also implementing its own projects aimed at transitioning the Polish economy to a low-carbon model, while maintaining energy security. On October 9, the symbolic first shovel took place to begin construction of a photovoltaic farm in Barcin. Similar investments are planned in Grudziadz and Czluchow. In turn, last year an investment in a green roof with photovoltaic panels was completed at the Gdansk Science and Technology Park, thanks to which the facility is largely powered by solar energy.