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Polish tower components plant set to take shape

Szczecin factory looking to supply the German and UK markets

KSO is about to commence construction of an offshore wind tower components factory, in Szczecin, north-west Poland. KSO is a joint-venture between Bilfinger Berger, Crist and an investment fund owned by the Polish government’s Industrial Development Agency.

Production is scheduled to start in 2015. Up to 80,000 tonnes of steel components will be manufactured annually, once the PLN 330 million (€77m) plant is fully operational. KSO is initially targeting the German and UK offshore wind markets.

About a quarter of the project’s investment cost has been covered via a government tool for the disbursement of EU funding. Szczecin local government will also provide PLN 32 million (€7.5m) for the construction of a PLN 50m (€11.7m) bridge. It will link the city to the factory's island location, on Szczecin Gryfia shipyard's premises.

The factory is seen as a chance for Gryfia to revive its economic vitality. The Industrial Development Agency also owns the shipyard, through the same investment fund that has a stake in KSO.

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