In February 2021, Bladt Industries announced a large investment to expand its production facilities in Odense Harbor. With the expansion now underway, the company expects to start building the so-called XXL monopiles once facilities are complete in the spring of 2022. XXL monopiles are giant steel foundations that stand on the seabed ready to support the next generation of offshore wind turbines, each standing at 250-300 metres in height.
Already a year after the announcement, Bladt Industries has secured its first major contract to produce XXL monopiles for the Danish energy group, Ørsted. The XXL monopiles will be used in the construction of two German offshore wind farms, Gode Wind 3 (242 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900 MW).