"We have been watching the Polish offshore wind energy market for several years," Wojciech Łużniak said. "Even though offshore planning is still at a relatively early stage here, we see significant potential. We want to contribute our technical know-how and our broad range of experience step by step to ensure the successful construction and operation of Polish offshore wind energy. We are relying on the close cooperation between our international offshore teams and we also want to establish teams in Poland itself for this. We see great opportunities for well-qualified personnel in the Polish labour market." The new unit is currently focusing on putting together a local offshore team and providing consulting services. "We are already active in the Polish consulting business area and we will continue to build upon that. We are expecting rapid development over the coming years," Wojciech Łużniak said. Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore sp. z o.o. provides service that is tailored to the customer´s requirements, ranging from individual services to full service packages that include balance of plant, asset management, logistics, intelligent wind farm management, strategic consulting and other services.
Active in the international offshore wind energy business for more than a decade
The plans for expanding wind energy in Poland have been ramped up significantly in recent years. Offshore wind energy is planned to provide 5.9 GW by 2030, and by 2040, that amount will increase to 18 GW. Onshore wind is expected to deliver 14 GW by 2030 and 20 GW by 2040 (Source: PWEA website). Poland has now approved several sections of its exclusive economic zone for the development of offshore wind farms. Deutsche Windtechnik has been active in the international offshore wind energy business for more than a decade, mainly in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. The company specialises in providing comprehensive service for offshore wind farms, and its range of services is a central part of the international offshore value chain. In Poland, Deutsche Windtechnik has focused on onshore service up till now: The Polish onshore unit provides maintenance for more than 350 MW as part of long-term service contracts.