Poland plans offshore wind port

In: PortsWindfarms
The Polish government plans to adopt a resolution on the location of the an installation terminal for offshore wind farms in the seaport of Gdynia.

The port of Gdynia was selected, due to its location and technical conditions, as the optimal location for the installation terminal intended for the organization of the construction and operation of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.

Construction of the terminal will be financed either with the participation of the Reconstruction Fund (RRF - European Instrument for Reconstruction and Increasing Resilience) for up to EUR 437 million or from other public funds and own funds of the entity carrying out the construction of the terminal.

The resolution, due to be adopted in Q1 2021, will allow the adaptation of the seaport of Gdynia to perform the function of an installation terminal, as well as the selection of a logistics operator, in time for the commencement of installation of wind farms in the Baltic Sea in 2024.

The terminal will contribute to the reduction of investment and operating costs of offshore wind farms, which in turn will affect the amount of subsidy that producers will receive.

Poland recently opened its first phase of offshore wind subsidy allocation for 5.9 GW. Companies have until the end of March 2021 to apply, and allocation is expected in the summer of 2021.

According to the government, 8-11 GW of offshore wind capacity will be installed by 2040, equating to 19.3% of national electricity production. The terminal would be built on time to start installing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea by the end of 2024.

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