New deal will foster Norway-Poland collaboration on offshore wind

Grzegorz Oszast, Executive Vice President in Polish Investment & Trade Agency, and Arvid Nesse, manager of Norwegian Offshore Wind, signing the MOU i Warsaw.
by Arne Vatnøy
Communication manager

Norwegian Offshore Wind has on behalf of 380 members just signed a MOU with The Polish Investment and Trade Agency, aiming to boost offshore wind collaboration between the two countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Warsaw this week.

-These two markets have different strengths within offshore wind, and we therefore have a lot to gain on establishing strong connections between both supply chain companies and developers, says manager of Norwegian Offshore Wind, Arvid Nesse.

He points out that Poland has experience within construction, and the potential for establishing sites that can deliver to projects around the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is large.

-At the same time, Norway has an offshore expertise that will be vital when the Polish are moving forward with their projects, says Nesse.

The Polish government has set an overall target of establishing 18 GW of offshore wind before 2040. They have a clear timeline of the auctions that will take place and the volume per tender.

The offshore wind development is a hot topic in Poland. We see a huge interest from manufactures and supply chain companies. With the signing of the MOU with Norwegian Offshore Wind, we are on a good path to reach our goals, says Lukasz Grabowski, Director of Export in Polish Investment and Trade Agency

The MOU will enable networking, knowledge sharing and targeted measures towards specific projects in the two countries. During their visit to Warsaw, Norwegian Offshore Wind management also met with the Ministry of Climate and Environment, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Polish Agency of Enterprise Development.

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