Just yards from where Lech Walesa made his first moves to bring down communism in eastern Europe, Danish businessman Thomas Gaardbo is taking advantage of the skilled workforce from the era to rescue one of Poland’s most cherished historical sites from bankruptcy.
Gaardbo has found that the Gdansk shipyard’s 6.5 hectare hall that once churned out ocean liners is perfect for building the giant steel towers needed for the windfarms driving Europe’s shift towards cleaner renewable energy. Wind power is an example of the kind of opportunity that appears to have come to the right place at the right time for Poland.
(READ the Reuters story in the Republic)
museum ship in GDANSK, POLAND by Tomasz Sienicki-CC