PARP & Innovation Norway & BSSC:: Zero-emission technologies in maritime economy conference – Part 1


Seminar session (part 1): OFFSHORE WIND

With the support of the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster, The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and Innovation Norway organized  „Zero-emission technologies in the maritime economy” event and business mixer with Norwegian companies during the largest maritime fair in Central and Eastern Europe: Baltexpo 2023 in Gdańsk.

The conference was attended by 50 representatives of maritime business from Norway and Poland from the Baltic Maritime Cluster and Norwegian Offshore Wind.

The event will take place on October 11, 2023, from 11:30 to 20:30 and it is addressed to companies that have an idea for a joint business venture with a Norwegian partner in the following areas:

  • offshore industry, offshore energy, wind energy, offshore wind farms,
  • innovative products, services and solutions, including digital technologies for marinas, ports and sailing centres,
  • modern infrastructure, water and coastal construction, development of water reservoirs,
  • environmentally neutral processes of production, construction, repair of yachts and boats, and production of equipment and devices.

Welcome and foreword by Øystein Bø, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Poland; Michał Polański, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development; Magnar Ødelien, Innovation Norway.

– Floating Wind Days is where the important discussions, networking and business opportunities happen. In addition to a main stage and programme with international headliner speakers, you will be able to experience a unique FWD Hub, with parallel events at locations in a 2-minute radius of the main conference site – informed Caroline Whittle, Business development Manage, Norwegian Offshore Wind.

Norwegian Offshore Wind is the Floating Wind Days  conference organiser in Haugesund, Norway – May 24-25th. Haugesund is in the centre of the Floating offshore wind industry. It’s home to the METCentre which is a world leading test centre for new marine renewable energy technologies such as floating wind power, solar energy and wave energy. The region has a thriving and diverse industry, ready to deliver on future projects in offshore wind. Nearby port facilities and infrastructure are also key ingredients in the assembly and logistics of future offshore wind farms. The main offices of both the METCentre and Norwegian Offshore Wind are located in Haugesund.

Norwegian Offshore Wind is the largest representative body for the offshore wind industry in Norway. It aim to establish world leading supply chains within floating offshore wind. With more than 350 members ranging from small startups to the large developers, Norwegian Offshore Wind is the biggest industry cluster in Norway.

Norway and Poland – a common pathway towards offshore wind was presented by Christian Vinstrup, Energy Consult Offshore Wind and Janusz Budzyński, Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (POWES).

Electricity generation turns towards offshore was presented by Mariusz Kowalewski, Editor-in-Chief of,; President of the Polish Maritime Technology Forum.

Staff training for the offshore wind industry was presented by Dariusz Jellonnek, President, Polish Shipping Companies Association.