GRI and ARP unveil Polish offshore wind tower plant plans

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 23/01/2023 GRI

GRI Renewable Industries (GRI), and the Polish Industrial Development Agency ARP, announced the creation of a Joint Venture for the construction of a new offshore wind tower factory in the city of Gdansk, Poland.

The estimated value of this investment exceeds €200 million and production is expected to start in 2025 with the hiring of 400 workers.

As part of the investment, located on the island of Ostrów in Gdansk, with direct access to the mooring quay, an offshore tower production hall will be built with the capacity to manufacture towers for the planned largest wind turbines with a capacity of more than 14 MW. This production facility is expected to have the capacity to manufacture more than 200 offshore towers per year.

“We are very proud to participate in this major wind energy project towards sustainability and carbon neutrality. This joint venture will create a world leader in the offshore market which is becoming more and more demanding year after year”
concluded Jon Riberas Executive Chairman of GRI.

Mateusz Berger, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, said: “Poland has been creating a supply chain in the offshore wind sector for several years. Offshore wind turbines will be manufactured in our country and in this way we involve domestic companies as co-manufacturers and create an offshore wind ecosystem. Working with an experienced partner like GRI allows us to expand our production and service facilities”.

Berget adds: “this agreement also incorporates future maintenance of offshore wind farm technology in the Baltic Sea. The whole process is in line with the developing energy transition policy, which emphasises the benefits and importance of a zero-emission offshore wind sector.”

“The plant will meet the highest technical, quality and environmental standards set by key customers in the offshore wind energy market,” said Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the ARP Industrial Development Agency.