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Bladt secures contract for French project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 02/06/2021 Bladt
Bladt Industries, has secured a contract to deliver transition pieces for the Calvados wind farm off the coast of Courseulles-sur-Mer in France.

The contract was awarded by Saipem SA, a subsidiary of Saipem (an Italian global solution provider for energy and infrastructures sectors), and covers the fabrication of 64 transition pieces especially designed for the Calvados offshore wind farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer), France.
The fabrication is planned to start in August this year with loadout planned for late 2022. Each transition piece will have a height of 24 meters and a weight of approximately 500 tons. Fabrication and loadout of all 64 transition pieces will take place at Bladt Industries’ production facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.
“We are proud to have been selected for this contract based on our proven track record in this field. We have an experienced and dedicated team ready to produce and deliver these 64 transition pieces for the Calvados offshore wind farm” said Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO, Bladt Industries.

“The confidence that Saipem has shown us by placing this order is an acknowledgement of our professionalism. We have already established a strong working relationship with Saipem and we look very much forward to participating in the construction of this first large offshore wind farm in France” commented Bo Mørup, CCO at Bladt Industries.

Totalling an estimated €2 billion, the
Calvados project involves the construction of 64 wind turbines located over 10 km off the French coast. With a capacity of 450 MW, it is expected to produce the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 630,000 people, i.e. over 90% of the population of Calvados. It is expected to enter service in 2024.

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