On 11 September 2017, as part of the International Maritime Exhibition Baltexpo 2017 in Gdańsk, a letter of intent was signed, commencing work on the formation of a consortium of companies interested in creating a Polish supply chain for the project “Fully equipped transformer substation for offshore wind farms”.
The idea behind the consortium is to provide the market with a technically advanced, fully equipped product – a transformer substation for an offshore wind farm. So far, various Polish companies have been providing unequipped offshore transformer stations.
The signatories of the letter of intent are:
- Active Sp. z o.o. – the “turnkey” interior furnishing contractor and manufacturer of marine furniture equipment
- Ciecholewski-Wentylacje – manufacturer of HVAC systems
- Enamor – manufacturer of marine communications systems
- Famor – manufacturer of marine lighting systems
- GSG Towers – manufacturer of offshore steel structures and wind towers
- Lotos Serwis – contractor of many pipeline installations
- MPL Techma – manufacturer of advanced industrial automation systems
- Protea – manufacturer of specialist lifting solutions.
All parties to the agreement have been involved in projects related to offshore wind energy for many years – they have the relevant experience as well as production and design resources.
The main objectives of the signed letter of intent are co-developing a market-ready product, commencing work on the polonisation of the supply chain for Polish wind farms and conducting activities to raise awareness about the signatories’ performance capacity.
The upcoming opportunity, afforded by the approaching implementation phase in the development of Polish wind farms, is a perfect moment to strengthen cooperation and create a joint product based on the shared competences and capabilities.