Letter of Intent signed for Pomerania Offshore Wind Energy Competence Centre

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 16/11/2022 Polenergia Group

The Polenergia Group, together with Equinor, Rumia Municipality and Rumia Invest Park signed a Letter of Intent to establish a Pomerania Offshore Wind Energy Competence Centre. Through this, the parties aim to reinforce the labour market for the development of wind energy at the Baltic Sea.

The agreement sets out the activities of the parties in various areas of cooperation related to the education of children, youth and adults as part of the Pomerania Offshore Wind Energy Competence Centre.

"When developing such projects, some of the most important success factors are people and their competence. The cooperation that we have established with Rumia Invest Park is of great significance in building the HR resources for the projects that are fundamental with respect to Poland’s energy security. That is why we wish to support education of high class specialists for the offshore wind energy sector that is emerging in Poland," said Michał Kołodziejczyk
president of the Management Board of Equinor Polska

"Rumia Invest Park will be one of the key partners of the Offshore Competence Academy, one of five flagship projects supporting the development of local content in the offshore wind farm projects. As part of the Academy, we will organise and promote events aimed at development of competent personnel for the new sector of industry, namely the offshore wind energy. Everybody who wishes to develop similar education and training initiatives in the country is welcome to cooperate with us. We would like to support such projects with respect to substance, promotion and organisation," said Maciej Stryjecki Head of Offshore Wind Polenergia Group

"Energy within the scope of renewable energy sources is seminal and we have been repeating it for a number of years; as the local government, we are getting ready for the climate and energy transformation in Rumia. We would like our residents and people from the surrounding areas to have a possibility of sourcing knowledge and skills necessary to work in the offshore industry. That is why we are cooperating with diverse entities and entrepreneurs while the Letter of Intent that was signed is another step in that direction. On our part, we offer full support and mobilisation to jointly implement such projects," said Michał Pasieczny, Mayor of Rumia.

"To prepare excellent professional personnel for offshore wind energy, it is worth exciting interest in the offshore sector as early as possible via play and building social awareness, and subsequently via education with special attention given to technical schools. All the education and training activities have to be coordinated since the very beginning. The Pomerania Competence Centre in Rumia fulfils this role perfectly and meets the demand of Pomerania, naturally related to offshore economy, enjoying full acceptance and assistance on the part of the town authorities, headed by Mayor Michał Pasieczny," commented Agnieszka Rodak president of Rumia Invest Park.

The centre has already organised offshore workshops for pupils of eight primary schools in Rumia. The Polenergia Group and Equinor Polska co-organised these workshops.