With the fabrication contracts for monopiles and transition pieces for the Northwester 2 project signed with EPCI contractor Jan De Nul NV and developer Parkwind NV, Bladt Industries unifies the fabrication of Northwester 2 substation, substation foundation, and foundations for the wind turbines in Aalborg.
The contract for 23 WTG monopiles and transitions pieces and the contract for 1 monopile and transition piece foundation for the substation is a testament to Bladt Industries’ strategy as a One-Stop-Shop in terms of being the preferred partner in the offshore wind industry for delivery of monopiles, transitions pieces, jackets foundations, and substations.
The contracts for the foundations follow a couple of months after Bladt Industries signed an EPCI contract with Parkwind for the delivery of the substation to Northwester 2.
Preliminary work on the foundations project will commence 1 November 2018. Until then, Bladt Industries will initiate a design optimisation process together with Parkwind and Jan De Nul with the aim of lowering the cost of the foundations.
This design optimisation process is in line with Bladt Industries’strategic focus on contributing to lowering Cost of Energy. Amongst other initiatives, Bladt Industries has developed a concept called ’Design for Manufacturing and Assembly’ with the intention of reducing the overall cost of foundations.
Bladt Industries will fabricate both monopiles and transition pieces in Aalborg. The monopiles have a diameter of up to 8 metres, a length of up to 82 metres, and a weight of up to app. 1000 tonnes. The transition pieces have a diameter of up to 6.8 metres, a length of app. 20 metres, and a weight of 189 tonnes.