Bladt Industries wins its largest offshore wind project contract


Bladt Industries, a Danish renewable energy company, will supply 176 transition pieces to the U.S. Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. The order is the largest transition piece contract in Bladt’s history.

The project is in U.S. federal water, 43.5 kilometers east of Virginia Beach.

The first two CVOW pilot test turbines are up and running 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. (Courtesy: Dominion Energy)

“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,” said CEO Anders Søe-Jensen. “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.”

Production starts at Bladt’s Aalborg, Denmark site in March 2023. The transition pieces are up to 30 meters high and close to eight 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,” Søe-Jensen said. “This project consolidates our position and gives us an even better starting point for the U.S. market.”

In the last 25 years, Bladt has delivered more than 2,500 offshore wind turbine foundations.

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