Bladt Industries and EEW Special Pipe Constructions have won a contract from Cape Wind Associates to provide foundations for a 468MW offshore wind park in the US.

Foundations

Proposed to be built on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, the Cape Wind project, which is claimed to be the first offshore wind farm in the US, will feature around 130 wind turbines of 3.6MW each.

Pursuant to the contract, Bladt and EEW will manufacture and ship 101 monopiles and transition pieces to the harbor of New Bedford, the US with production set to begin in January 2015.

EEW’s facilities in Rostock, Germany will manufacture the monopiles, while Bladt Industries’ Danish facilities in Aalborg will produce the transition pieces.

Having experience in manufacturing foundations for offshore wind parks all across Europe, the companies intend to contribute to the success of the first offshore wind farm in the US and expect that this will be the start of a new market.

Bladt Industries division manager Morten Mørk said, "We will contribute with our expertise within the field and we know that our many years of experience will be valuable for this project."

EEW managing director Karl Klös-Hein said, "There is no doubt, that as market leaders our joint venture will deliver the best foundation solution possible for the project."


Image: Bladt will be manufacturing the transition pieces for Cape Wind OWF. Photo: courtesy of Bladt Industries.