American Bureau of Shipping Signs Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Poland has signed the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal, an agreement between the Polish Government and key representatives from the offshore wind energy sector that aims to support the development of the country’s offshore wind sector and to maximise the share of local content in Polish projects.
“ABS has served clients in the Baltic region for many years, and in 2023, we will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of our ABS office in Gdansk”, said Piotr Janusz Wasilewski, Principal Surveyor in Charge in Gdynia Port. “ABS stands ready to support our clients in Poland, bringing our expertise in offshore wind as well as the supporting regulatory landscape to this exciting initiative”.
Greg Lennon, ABS Vice President, Head of Global Offshore Wind, said: “ABS classed the largest floating offshore wind project in Kincardine off the coast of Scotland, and we look forward to continuing to serve as a trusted advisor, bringing this expertise and capability to support the growth of the Polish offshore wind market for fixed and floating technologies”.
The Polish Government signed the Offshore Wind Sector Deal with the investors, developers and supply chain companies in September 2021, with a goal to develop the country’s offshore wind industry and install 5.9 GW of capacity by 2030 and 11 GW by 2040, while boosting the local economy and job creation.
The Sector Deal includes over 200 signatories from the Polish Government, investors, the wind industry, local Governments and higher education in Poland.
Among those that signed the deal are Polish offshore wind developers PGE, PKN Orlen, and Polenergia, as well as major international offshore wind developers and oil and gas players, including Ørsted, RWE, Iberdrola, Ocean Winds, wpd, Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies.
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