Wind energy – strategic alliance
This agreement accelerates the growth of the U.S. offshore wind supply chain by bringing Smulders’s expertise to the highly automated Marmen Welcon facility, soon to be built at the Port of Albany, New York, the largest inland port in the Northeastern U.S.
The strategic alliance with Smulders supports the largest offshore wind investment in the United States announced earlier this year by Marmen and Welcon, in partnership with the Port of Albany and Equinor, a broad-based energy company and a global leader in offshore wind.
Marmen Welcon, in conjunction with Smulders, will be the first to manufacture offshore wind towers and transition pieces in the United States, at the Port of Albany facility. The port development is scheduled to begin later in 2021, and offshore wind towers are scheduled to begin production at the end of 2023.
The project will transform the port infrastructure to produce offshore wind towers and transition pieces.