The Offshore Center of the Maritime University of Gdynia was opened


By Marek Grzybowski

The Offshore Center of the Maritime University of Gdynia officially started its operations on February 29, 2024. It is a research and development center. The center is located at the Port of Gdansk.

The opening was attended by:Arkadiusz Marchewka, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure, – prof. Adam Weintrit, Rector of the Maritime University of Gdynia, Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, – prof.  Krzysztof Czaplewski, Director of the Maritime Institute.

– Research and development work will be carried out in Gdańsk for the needs of the maritime industry. Thanks to modern certified laboratories and good staff, the Center will become a unique research and educational base and will enable the education of many specialists and experts for the offshore wind energy industry  – said Rector Prof. Adam Weintrit.

– Offshore wind energy is a dynamically developing field and a strategic direction of Poland’s energy transformation, which strengthens the energy security of our country. The priority of the Ministry of Infrastructure is continuous efforts to further develop the potential of the Maritime University of Gdynia and strengthen its position as a scientific and educational center. The Maritime University of Gdynia is an important center educating staff for the Polish and global maritime economy – said Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Arkadiusz Marchewka.

This is not only a strategic decision of the University, but also the foundation of the offshore maritime economy, which is undoubtedly one of the main tools driving the Polish economy – said Kacper Płażyński, Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland, chairman of the Parliamentary Maritime Committee.

The construction of the Center cost PLN 64 million. The investment started in 2021 and ended in November 2023.
The investment was carried out with co-financing from European Union funds under the Regional Operational Program of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for 2014-2020 from the European Regional Development Fund.

The Centre for the Offshore Industry in numbers:

  • Approximately 200 workstations
  • Two two-storey buildings with a total usable area of 5,500 thousand m2
  • Modern disk matrix with a capacity of 1.0 PB
  • Warehouse for measuring devices and equipment with a surface area of 440 m2 and a height of 7.5 m
  • Direct access to Wisłoujście dock with a total length of approximately 500 m

More info: GMU