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Bladt Industries wins its largest offshore wind turbine foundation project to date

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Bladt Industries is an international steel contractor specialising in large-scale and highly complex steel structures. Within the offshore wind area we specialise in the production of offshore foundations and offshore substations.

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By Bladt Industries A/S, December 01, 2021

Danish renewable energy Company Bladt Industries will supply 176 transition pieces to the U.S. Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. The wind farm will be established some 40 kilometers off the Virginia U.S. East Coast. The order is the largest TP contract ever for Bladt Industries.

Bladt Industries has signed a new contract with Dominion Energy to supply the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project with a total of 176 transition pieces. The project is located in US federal water, 43.5 kilometers east of Virginia Beach.

CEO Anders Søe-Jensen from Bladt Industries signed the contract with Dominion Energy in Richmond, Virginia, and now the planning and execution of the giant order can be initiated:

We are proud to be selected by Dominion Energy for this contract based our experience and proven track record. Likewise, we are extremely proud to be part of building up the growing American Offshore Wind industry”, he says and continues: “CVOW will be America’s largest windfarm with 2.6 GW of output, creating many local jobs in construction and years of operation”.

– It’s a great day for us at Bladt Industries. The order is the largest in our history and will occupy a significant part of our capacity in the coming years, says Anders Søe-Jensen.

Production starts in March 2023 at Bladt Industries site in Aalborg, Denmark. The last load out is scheduled for July 2025. The transition pieces are up to 30 meters high and close to 8 meters in diameter. Each element weighs 540 to 570 tons, including secondary steel:

– We are the world leader in manufacturing of transition pieces and have so far delivered to a third of the world’s offshore wind turbines foundations. This project consolidates our position and gives us an even better starting point for the US market, says Anders Søe-Jensen.

Once the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind farm is complete, it will provide energy for up to 660,000 homes and will create long-term jobs once the wind farm is fully built.

Bladt Industries is an industry leader in providing offshore wind components and we look forward to working together to advance the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project to bring utility scale offshore wind generation to our Virginia customers,” said Joshua Bennett, Dominion Energy vice president of offshore wind.

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