Bladt unveils plans for Lindø expansion

In: Windfarms
Bladt Industries has announced plans to invest in a large expansion of its production facilities at Lindø port of Odense, Denmark. With the expansion, Bladt Industries aims to be among the first suppliers to produce the foundations for future offshore wind turbines reaching a height of up to 250-300 metres.

Since 2013, Bladt Industries has had production facilities at Lindø port of Odense. Bladt Industries now plans to initiate a new production, where the enormous XXL Monopile Foundations will be manufactured. Bladt Industries expects to be ready to deliver these in 2022. The investment and the size of the production site will be adapted to fit the market demand for monopiles that will reach a length of 100 metres and a diameter of 15 metres. With the length of a football field, these monopiles will weigh over 3,000 tons each.

"Soon, most wind farms will be dominated by 15 megawatt turbines with a rotor diameter of 240 meters. These turbines require an enormous foundation fixed to the seabed, and now, we are moving one step closer to meeting the future demand, while, at the same time, consolidating our position as one of the leading suppliers of offshore wind foundations and substations,"
said CEO at Bladt Industries, Anders Søe-Jensen.

"Each monopile is a gigantic steel construction, and we will be among the first suppliers who are able to produce steel constructions of this size... From the production site in Denmark, we can ship the structures international, and we will thus enter into partnerships with our customers in a continuously growing market and thereby consolidate our global market position within substations, fixed foundations and the floating offshore wind foundations of the future."

At Bladt Industries, the first agreements have already been signed with machine suppliers, while the planning of the new productions facilities at Lindø port of Odense has begun. The company stated that the production of the first XXL monopiles can start next year and it will eventually create new jobs.

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