A Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) has been signed by Marmen and Welcon to secure orders for turbine
towers and Stiesdal foundations for the U.S offshore wind market. Under
the MoU, the two companies have agreed to form a jointly owned and distinct
entity and seek to build a manufacturing plant in the Northeastern U.S.
Quebec headquartered fabrication firm Marmen serves multiple markets, including
aviation, oil and gas, hydropower, steam and gas turbines, turbo machines,
mining and steel mills, infrastructure and many more. It is also one of
the largest manufacturers of onshore wind towers in North America.
Welcon A/S is a Danish
company which manufactures steel components with a particular focus on
towers, foundations and other steel structures for the wind turbine industry.
It also holds production rights for the Stiesdal floating and bottom fixed
“We are very excited about our new partnership. We strongly believe
that it represents the best combination of expertise and talent possible
to dive into the huge opportunity that represents the U.S. offshore wind
market,” said Patrick Pellerin, President of Marmen.
“This partnership unites two well-experienced companies in the wind
industry in a joint venture which will contain all the ingredients needed
to design, build and operate a top modern tower/foundation factory with
lean production and robot technology in the production lines," said
Carsten Pedersen, Chairman of Welcon.