Danish steel contractor Bladt Industries has signed a contract with Dong Energy to develop 96 transition pieces for offshore windfarm Hornsea Project One in the UK.
Of the total 96 transition pieces, 56 will be built at the facilities of Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) in Teesside. The remaining 40 will be constructed at the company’s production plants in Aalborg, Denmark.
Bladt Industries' chief executive officer Jan Kjærsgaard said: “We are very pleased to take part in Hornsea Project One and we are particularly happy to receive yet another order for our OSB facility in Teesside.
“Since the decision to invest in OSB in 2015, we have undertaken a full upgrade of the facility and have employed close to 200 employees. This order will follow our two first orders for Burbo Bank Extension and Walney Extension and will secure our capacity utilisation for approximately one full year.”
Located off the coast of Yorkshire, Hornsea Project One will have a total installed capacity of 1.2GW. Being the world’s first windfarm to generate more than 1GW of energy, the project will be able to supply enough renewable electricity to meet power demands of more than one million UK households.
Under the terms of the deal, Bladt Industries will also supply three 2,800t heavy offshore substations to the Hornsea Project One offshore wind project from the company’s Aalborg facilities.
Image: Bladt Industries to deliver transition pieces for Dong Energy’s Hornsea Project One. Photo: courtesy of Bladt Industries.