The German company EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH and the Danish company Bladt
Industries A/S recently signed the contract to supply the foundations for the first offshore wind farm in the United States.
The two companies—both market leaders within their fields of business—have manufactured foundations for offshore wind farms all across Europe. Bladt Industries and EEW SPC have fabricated well over a thousand foundations each, among which 500 foundations were manufactured through collaborative efforts. Many have been for Siemens 3.6 MW turbines.
Upon completion, Cape Wind will have a installed capacity of 468 MW. The monopiles and transition pieces will be manufactured and shipped to Cape Wind’s staging port. Production will begin in January 2015. The monopiles will be produced at EEW’s facilities in Rostock, Germany and the transition pieces at Bladt Industries’ facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.