Poland to get first power from Baltic wind farms in late 2024

The Baltic Sea will become a major source of green power in Poland as it is expected to provide some 20 percent of the country's power needs, Deputy State Assets Minister Zbigniew Gryglas said on Friday, vowing that wind farms will start working in late 2024.

"There will be a great number of offshore wind farms on the Polish Baltic Sea. According to government programmes (...) we're talking about more than 10 GW of power," Gryglas told regional Radio Gdansk, explaining that about a thousand wind turbines will be built on the Polish part of the Baltic Sea at a cost of PLN 120 bln (EUR 27.30 bln).

Gryglas said the plans are also a great opportunity for Polish shipyards as major contracts can be expected from 2024. "We want to start with a 40-50 percent share of Polish companies in the projects and end with up to 80 percent."

The politician also said Poland's biggest terminal for handling the construction of wind farms will be located in the Port of Gdynia. Gdynia's installation terminal will be in operation until at least 2040. Other Polish ports will also be involved in servicing the farms, Gryglas added.