The German company EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH and the Danish company Bladt Industries A/S recently signed the contract to supply the foundations for the first offshore wind park in the United States.
Both companies hold a lot of experience, and have manufactured foundations for offshore wind parks all across Europe and both companies are market leaders within their field of business. Bladt Industries and EEW SPC have fabricated well over a thousand foundations each – and among these a total of 500 foundations have been manufactured in close cooperation between the two companies. Many have been for Siemens 3.6 MW turbines.
Cape Wind OWF will have a size of 468 MW when fully built. The monopiles and transition pieces will be manufactured and shipped to Cape Wind’s staging port. Production start will be January 2015. The monopiles will be produced at EEW’s facilities in Rostock, Germany and the transition pieces at Bladt Industries’ facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.
“We will contribute with our expertise within the field and we know that our many years of experience will be valuable for this project”, says Division Manager Morten Mørk, Bladt Industries.
EEW SPC and Bladt Industries are looking forward to contributing to the success of the first Offshore Wind farm in the United States and hope that this will be the start of a new market.
“There is no doubt that as market leaders our joint venture will deliver the best foundation solution possible for the project”, adds Karl Klös-Hein, Managing Director of EEW Special Pipe Constructions.
Bladt will be manufacturing the transition pieces for Cape Wind OWF.