By Marek Grzybowski
A strong team of companies from the Netherlands came to Gdańsk at the end of February. There are using their experience and capabilities in offshore wind energy to find potential partners for the implementation of joint offshore wind projects in Poland. The meeting was organized by the Department of Economic Development of the Marshal’s Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the Pomeranian Offshore Platform, and hosted by Inkubator Starter.
– We are interested in supporting all initiatives related to the maritime business – emphasizes Paweł Braun, director of the Starter Incubator, when we talk before the meeting begins.
– We will not develop Polish offshore wind energy without international cooperation – said Dr. Karolina Lipińska – Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development of the Marshal’s Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, opening the Polish-Dutch meeting of companies interested in offshore wind energy. The companies of the Netherlands, a country known for the use of wind on land and sea, are simply a model partner for undertaking joint initiatives.
– We are interested in supporting all initiatives related to the maritime business – said Paweł Braun, director of the Starter Incubator, when we were talking before the meeting.
This is another meeting of Polish and Dutch partners interested in business focused on the development of offshore wind energy. The first meeting took place on August 26, 2022. A cluster of ten companies signed the Partners in International Business (PIB) agreement in offshore wind energy. The project is coordinated by Elro van den Burg and supported by the Dutch Wind Energy Association (NWEA) and the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO).
The event will be continued in March with the Edu Offshore Wind fair, which will take place in the halls of the Gdańsk International Fair. Łukasz Kneba, President of CoMade S.A., and Paweł Wróbel from BalticWind.eu spoke about them. There will be about 50 exhibitors at the fair, including companies, universities and schools. Over 35 different types of exhibits will be on display in the MTG hall and in front of the Amber Expo building. About 5,000 people applied to come to the fair. young people from Pomeranian secondary schools.
In Gdańsk, the government side was represented by Peter Lambooij.