Siemens Gamesa, a world leader in the
supply and servicing of offshore wind turbines, is opening a new
office in Gdańsk, Poland. The choice of location for the Baltic Sea
Offshore Execution Centre was obvious - it is the capital of the
Pomeranian region, the vibrant city of Gdańsk, located close to the
emerging offshore wind industry.
The office, which will be called Siemens Gamesa Baltic Offshore Execution Centre, will be a competence center related to the development of the offshore wind sector in Poland. The Gdańsk-based hub will eventually employ 100 people, with an additional 50 or so technical employees, working on-site and from home, from across Poland.
– The technical employees will be part of a global team – says Pawel Przybylski, Managing Director at Siemens Gamesa Poland. – They will be involved in installations, commissioning and preliminary work for offshore projects in Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific area.
The competence center, with permanent staff, will consist of professionals such as project managers, documentation specialists, health, safety and environmental specialists, and trade experts. They will provide services mainly to the growing offshore wind farm sector in Poland. Their responsibilities will also include the company's global offshore projects. According to Siemens Gamesa representatives, experience in the offshore sector will not be necessary in new employees, although it will be an advantage over other candidates.
The office is currently operating in a temporary location at Olivia Business Centre, the largest office complex in Gdansk and the Tri-City. In the coming months, the company is expected to move to a target office, the location of which is not yet known.
– We expect our business in Poland to grow. We are encouraged to do so by the quality of the employees here and our cooperation with many local partners – says Gitte Toldsted, head of Talent Acquisition at Siemens Gamesa.
– We have three contracts with Polenergia/Equinor and RWE – adds Pawel Przybylski. Siemens Gamesa has been awarded contracts granting it preferred supplier status in connection with the development of offshore wind farms in the Polish exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, including the Baltic II and Baltic III offshore wind projects. – Tri-City was an optimal location for us, as it has all the facilities of a large city, while being close to the sea. At the same time, it has good connections to the rest of Polish cities, such as Warsaw – explains Managing Director Przybylski.
Recruitment of new employees has already begun. He expects the Gdańsk team of Siemens Gamesa to be finally formed by 2024. Managers report that the new hires will enjoy all the perks provided for employees of this global company, such as the possibility of hybrid work, increasing flexibility in performing daily tasks.
– Offshore wind is an exciting, growing industry. We are excited and proud to be part of the energy transformation in Poland and around the world. We hope to hire professionals who share our vision – concludes Gitte Toldsted.