Bladt fabricate wind farm pieces

Bladt IndustriesBladt Industries has won a contract to fabricate the Northwester 2 substation, substation foundation, and foundations for the wind turbines in Aalborg.

The contract for 23 WTG monopiles and transitions pieces and the contract for one monopile and transition piece foundation for the substation has been awarded to Bladt Industries. This matches its strategy as a One-Stop-Shop in terms of being the preferred partner in the offshore wind industry for delivery of monopiles, transitions pieces, jackets foundations, and substations.

The contracts for the foundations comes a couple of months after Bladt Industries signed an EPCI contract with Parkwind for the delivery of the substation to
Northwester 2.

"We are delighted to have secured these contracts in addition to the contract for the substation, and that Parkwind and Jan De Nul have shown us the confidence to provide the monopiles and transitions pieces for the Northwester 2 project’’ CEO of Bladt Industries, Klaus Steen Mortensen says and continues; "We appreciate the close cooperation with Parkwind and Jan De Nul and look forward to strengthening our relationship even further during this project."

Preliminary work on the foundations project will commence on the 1st November 2018. Until then, Bladt Industries will initiate a design optimisation process together with Parkwind and Jan De Nul with the aim of lowering the cost of the foundations.

"We are very excited to work with Parkwind and Jan De Nul in optimising the foundations design for the Northwester 2 project, and we strongly believe that such cooperation and partnerships is the way forward for the industry in relation to lowering the Cost of Energy’ Vice President, Bladt Industries," Lars Bender says.

Bladt Industries will fabricate both monopiles and transition pieces in Aalborg. The monopiles have a diameter of up to 8m, a length of up to 82m, and a weight of up to approximately 1000 tonnes. The transition pieces have a diameter of up to 6.8m, a length of approximately 20m, and a weight of 189 tonnes.

Northwester 2 is controlled and developed by Parkwind NV, who is in charge of the construction of the array. The park will be installed in the Belgian part of the North Sea about 46km off the Belgian coast. The park will have a total capacity of 219MW.

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