Published on April 28th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
Wind production site creates 200 jobs
Danish steel contractor Bladt Industries’ order for offshore windmill foundations creates 200 green jobs at Lindø Industrial Park.
Bladt Industries will provide 41 jacket foundations for offshore wind mills to EnBW Baltic 2, an offshore wind farm located in the German part of the Baltic Sea. Bladt Industries’ customer is EPCI contractor Arge Baltic 2 Foundations (Hochtief Solutions, Geosea, Nordsee Naßbagger) and the offshore wind farm is owned by the German utility EnBW. The order for jacket foundations follows a series of other orders won by Bladt Industries in the past months for both offshore wind foundations and substations. Among these orders is also the order for 39 monopile foundations for the “EnBW Baltic 2” project won in consortia with German partner EEW SPC.
The foundations will be manufactured at Lindø Industrial Park, where 30.000 m2 of production hall facilities will engage 200 people in welding, forging and assembly tasks as well as production- and project management.
Bladt Industries are an international steel contractor specializing in large-scale and highly complex steel structures. The company operates in three distinct markets providing steel solutions for the wind and renewable energy sector, the oil and gas industry and infrastructural projects with a main focus on foundations and substations for the fast- growing offshore wind energy market.
In 2012, Bladt Industries posted a turnover of 305M EUR and an EBIT of 29M EUR. The company was recently announced the leading supplier of offshore wind foundations in 2012 in an analysis by EWEA, the European Wind Energy Association. Since May of 2012, the Northern European private equity fund Nordic Capital has been the owner of Bladt Industries.