The University of Gdańsk and the Polish Offshore Wind-Co (POW) have signed a joint letter of intent for cooperation. This is another contribution to building sustainability among the University of Gdańsk's academic community, but also a way to meet the needs of new economic sectors, such as offshore wind energy.
The letter of intent on cooperation was signed by the Rector of the University of Gdańsk, prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski, Borys Korejtko and Mariangiola Mollicone, members of the board of the Polish Offshore Wind-Co.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of other UG units involved in research and preparation of the UG educational offer for the offshore wind energy sector: dr hab. Dorota Pyć, prof. UG, Head of the Department of Maritime Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, Head of postgraduate studies Education for Sustainable Development: Offshore Wind Energy, dr hab. Ernest Czermański, prof. UG, Head of the Department of Transport and Maritime Trade at the WE, dr Elżbieta Adamowicz, supervisor of the new specialisation Maritime Offshore Sectors at the WE, Head of Postgraduate Studies in Public Procurement, dr Marcin Górzny and mgr Ewa Kaszewska from the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies, dr Andrzej Poszewiecki from the WE Department of Macroeconomics, Vice-President of Univentum Labs, Katarzyna Gronowska, Director of CTT, dr Sebastian Susmarski, Director of the Centre for Analysis and Expertise, dr Aleksandra Dudkowska, Head of the Department of Physical Oceanography at WOiG.
The cooperation includes, among other things, preparation of analyses, expert opinions and assessments for the POW. It will not only enable staff training, but also mutual assistance in the organisation of scientific conferences, technology transfer and the conduct and commercialisation of scientific research results.
- 'We are pleased that we are strengthening our cooperation with the University of Gdańsk to promote the development of the offshore wind industry in Poland through joint research and education,' - says Chris Hill, Offshore Wind Business Manager at Eni Plenitude. - 'Together with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, we aim to become an active and long-term partner for the Polish energy transition agenda, with a special focus on renewable energy.'
The agreement with POW is also an opportunity for long-term cooperation on large offshore wind projects.
- 'If POW obtains permission to build artificial islands, it declares that it will establish permanent cooperation with the University of Gdańsk. The main objective of this company is to improve the knowledge and skills of its employees in the fields in which the University educates,' - says dr hab. Sylwia Mrozowska, prof. UG, Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Development.