The Baltic Sea holds an incredible potential for offshore wind energy in Europe, and could host as much as 93 GW by 2050, up from 2.2 GW today. Poland in its part of the Baltic Sea is expected to develop around 11 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. There are ambitious plans and concrete initiatives to invest not only in offshore wind energy farms, but also in grid infrastructure, port infrastructure and the necessary supply chain.
After the well-attended virtual offshore wind energy mission in December 2020, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organising a series of follow-up activities in the forthcoming months. The Embassy does this in close cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the wind & water works platform (represented by NWEA), the Netherlands-Polish Chamber of Commerce as the Embassy’s implementing partner and a number of key Polish stakeholders. The aim of these activities is to explore the potential for a collective public-partner approach to Dutch-Polish cooperation in this field from next year onwards.

Virtual Experts Session

29 June 2021 14:00-15:30h CET

Polish and Dutch experts discuss the support function of sea ports for the development of offshore wind energy.

We would like to invite you to participate in the kick-off webinar on the 29th of June from 14.00 till 15.30 hrs. During this webinar Dutch and Polish stakeholders will elaborate on the latest developments regarding offshore wind installation ports in both Poland and the Netherlands and engage in a discussion. In addition the Embassy and NWEA will provide an overview of planned activities in the rest of the year.

Experts Panel

  • Paweł Mawduk – offshore Wind Project Manager at POLENERGIA S.A. Together with Equinor they are implementing three windfarms on the Baltic Sea;
  • Marcin Krzesiński – the outer Port Gdynia Project Manager. The Port of Gdynia that is earmarked as the installation port in Poland;
  • Leon Lammers – project manager and port consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV, a company that provides solutions and consultancy for ports and terminals;
  • Małgorzata Bartosik – deputy CEO of WindEurope, the voice in Brussels of the European wind industry. She will present their report that concludes that 6.5 bln euro should be invested in the European ports to make them ready for offshore wind energy.