DONG Hires Bladt for 96 Hornsea ONE Transition Pieces
DONG Energy has signed a contract with Bladt Industries for 96 transition pieces for its 1.2GW Hornsea Project ONE offshore wind farm.
56 transition pieces will be manufactured at the Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) facility in Haverton Hill near Billingham, Teesside.
The remaining 40 transition pieces will be manufactured at the Bladt Aalborg facility in Denmark.
Jan Kjærsgaard, CEO, Bladt Industries said: “We are very pleased to take part in the Hornsea Project One and we are particularly happy to receive yet another order for our OSB facility in Teesside. Since the decision to invest in OSB in 2015, we have undertaken a full upgrade of the facility and have employed close to 200 employees. This order will follow our two first orders for Burbo Bank Extension and Walney Extension and will secure our capacity utilization for approximately one full year.”
In May 2016, Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime won a contract to build three offshore substations for Hornsea Project ONE.
Hornsea Project ONE will comprise 174 7MW Siemens turbines installed across an area of 407 square kilometers some 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.
DONG Energy is the sole owner of Hornsea ONE. The company also has the project rights to the Hornsea Project TWO and THREE, which have the potential of further 3 GW offshore wind power capacity in total.