Last week Ørsted signed a contract with Bladt Industries to supply the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm with 135 transition pieces and the fabrication is planned to start up this year. The offshore wind farm, which will be the largest in the world when operational, is planned to be up and running by 2022.
“We are proud that Ørsted have trusted Bladt Industries as the fabricator for Hornsea Two. The teams on both sides have with dedication and collaboration been able to fast track the closure of the contract. This contract is not only one of the largest contracts Bladt Industries have been awarded, but fosters also strategic opportunities to further strengthen our relationship with Ørsted. A contract of this size will allow us to full scale utilize our new and lean production set-up.” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, CEO, Bladt Industries.
“We have a remarkably experienced team ready to execute the transition pieces for Hornsea Two in close cooperation with the ambitious and professional Ørsted-team. We all know that bringing the right experience into the project will embrace the right quality and project performance. With this contract Bladt will pass the magic track record of 2,000 foundations.” says Nils Overgaard, Chief Sales Officer, Bladt Industries.
The project is located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast. When complete, it will be able to meet the electricity needs of over 1.4 million UK homes per year, making a significant difference to the UK’s carbon emissions. It is also being delivered at the lowest cost ever seen for offshore wind in the UK, delivering best value for UK electricity bill payers.