The Danish company Vestas will build a turbine component factory in Szczecin. The new facility will provide 700 high-tech jobs. This new project is strictly related to the construction of the installation terminal in Świnoujście. Both projects are strategic parts of the Baltic Power offshore farm. An agreement governing this venture has been signed by PKN Orlen and the Szczecin Seaports Authority.
The President of Szczecin and his colleagues have been engaged in talks with Vestas since last year, discussing cooperation and the new project in our city. Both the city and the company have repeatedly stressed their willingness to engage in joint efforts. Their dialogue has proven successful – the Danish Company has decided to invest in Szczecin. Vestas’s new factory will assemble nacelles and rotor hubs for wind turbines. The plant is scheduled to start operations in 2024 and expected to provide 700 jobs. This is good news for graduates of Szczecin’s universities and secondary schools. Szczecin’s New Factory will be the largest manufacturing facility in Poland that is directly involved in the offshore farm sector.
The manufacturing operation in Szczecin will be directly related to another important project – the installation terminal in Świnoujście. This is where the wind farm components will be delivered. The facility will also pre-assemble towers with a height of over 100 metres. The terminal will be able to accommodate the largest jackup rigs used in the construction of offshore wind farms.
The installation terminal in the Port of Świnoujście is scheduled for completion in 2025, serving as the basis for the Baltic Power offshore farm and other Baltic Sea projects.
A joint project of the ORLEN Group and Northland Power, Baltic Power will use state-of-the-art 15 MW turbines delivered by Vestas. The wind farm will have a capacity of approx. 1.2 GW. Starting from 2026, it is meant to supply clean energy to more than 1.5 million households. The farm will be constructed about 23 km off the shore, facing Choczewo and Łeba. The first wind farm in Poland feeds into the country’s green energy conversion strategy while enhancing its energy security.