PGE Baltica has become a strategic partner of the 6th edition of the Offshore Wind Energy postgraduate course conducted at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology at Gdańsk University of Technology.
The cooperation agreement was signed at the beginning of December 2022 by the dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology, prof. dr hab. Eng. Andrzej Seweryn, and Dariusz Lociński, CEO of PGE Baltica. Earlier, in September 2022, the company and the university signed a letter of intent regarding this matter.
– Cooperation with PGE Baltica in such a thriving field is a matter of extreme importance. The launch of the next edition the postgrad course in Offshore Wind Energy is directly related to the intensive development of the offshore wind energy market in Poland that is expected in the coming years. The draft of Poland’s Energy Policy until 2040 envisages the realization of offshore wind farms with a total capacity of more than 10 GW, making Poland a potential industry leader in Europe, said Prof. Andrzej Seweryn, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology at Gdańsk University of Technology.
Besides the postgrad course and research and development projects, Gdańsk Tech is also collaborating with PGE Baltica on a specialization in the design and construction of offshore energy systems as a master’s degree program in ocean engineering.
– We are entering another year of cooperation with one of the best technical universities in the country. Thus, we are strengthening the ecosystem we are building for cooperation between science and the growing offshore wind energy sector in Poland. Taking advantage of the potential of domestic scientific thought and, at the same time, the teaching resources of Polish universities, will allow us to implement innovative R&D projects and educate specialized personnel. Together we are building the Polish offshore, said Dariusz Lociński, CEO of PGE Baltica.
Students of the two-semester postgraduate program Offshore Wind Energy have the opportunity to gain or deepen their knowledge of offshore wind energy as the world’s most rapidly developing technology for obtaining energy from renewable sources. The program enables students to gain professional knowledge of the technologies used in the sector, as well as of the functioning of offshore wind energy markets and all aspects of the preparation and implementation of offshore wind farm projects in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea.
More about the PGE Group offshore program
The PGE Group is currently implementing three offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea. Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore power plants – developed in cooperation with Ørsted – are to start operating in this decade. They constitute the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a total installed capacity of approx. 2.5 GW. The third project, the Baltica 1 offshore power plant is to be put into operation after 2030, and its installed capacity will be approx. 1 GW. By implementing further offshore wind farm projects, PGE intends to fulfill its strategic goal of achieving at least 6.5 GW of offshore generation capacity in the Baltic Sea by 2040.