Bladt, EEW SPC to Build Foundations for Gode Offshore Wind Farms
After the news that Bladt Industries and EEW SPC will manufacture wind turbine foundations for the U.S. Cape Wind offshore project, the two companies have teamed up again for the supply of foundations to DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind projects.
In November last year, Bladt Industries announced that it had signed a contract with DONG Energy for the 97 offshore XL Foundations for Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms.The fabrication will start in the third quarter of this year.
The 97 XL monopiles will be manufactured at EEW SPC’s facilities in Rostock, Germany, and Bladt Industries will fabricate the transition pieces at its facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.
“We always seek to find the most optimized solution for our clients, and on this project it was a clear advantage in relation to secure the delivery on time, as well as for us, if we subcontracted the monopiles to the German company EEW SPC,” says Division Manager Morten Mørk, Bladt Industries.
“This is our first order for XL monopiles and it shows that our serious investments in building a new production hall for XL monopiles were the right decision. We look forward to doing another important project with Bladt Industries and are proud of, after having done the Walney projects for DONG Energy, working again for the market leader in the offshore wind business,” says CEO Karl Klös-Hein, EEW SPC.
“Bladt Industries has used this set-up among others also for London Array, the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, with great success. It shows that German companies are part of the international offshore wind business,” says Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director for the German offshore wind business of DONG Energy.
He continued: “Offshore wind as a technology plays a key role for the German energy transition and additionally it has great job creation and export potentials. German companies have a lot to offer and with the agreement for the supply of monopiles to our biggest offshore wind projects in Germany, we now see EEW as an important contributor bringing competences and experience to these projects.”
Press release, March 13, 2014; Image: Bladt Industries