The government plans to pass a resolution recognizing the Port of Gdynia as an installation terminal for offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The construction of the installation terminal in Poland will contribute to the reduction of investment and operating costs of offshore wind farms, which will affect the amount of support that producers will receive.
As stated in the list, this action will allow the adaptation of the seaport of Gdynia to perform the function of an installation terminal, as well as the selection of a logistic operator in the field of organizing the process of building and servicing offshore wind farms, within the time limit consistent with the adopted schedules of currently implemented offshore wind farm projects, i.e. until 2024.
The Ministry of Climate and Environment estimated the cost of building the terminal in Gdynia at EUR 437 million (almost PLN 2 billion). The money is to come from the National Reconstruction Plan (KPO). According to Adam Meller, during the consultations and arrangements, adjustments were made and the offshore terminal construction plan was taken into account. According to the assumptions, it will be financed from the KPO pool allocated to energy projects. In the initial version of the program, over EUR 6.3 billion was allocated to energy transformation and improvement in the area of energy consumption, which means that a significant part of this money will be allocated to the Gdynia terminal.
Additionally, according to Adam Meller, the official decision on the location of the offshore terminal has not yet been made. However, the ministry suggested adopting a resolution giving the green light to locate it in Gdynia. Last year, the port in Gdynia analyzed the possibility of building facilities for servicing wind farms in the areas of Rumia and Kossakowo communes. As an alternative to Gdynia, the construction of an offshore terminal in Gdańsk or Świnoujście was also considered.