Bilfinger Berger sets up Polish offshore wind foundation JV

Bilfinger Berger is working at the London Array offshore wind farm

Bilfinger Berger is working at the London Array offshore wind farm

German engineering group Bilfinger Berger has set up a joint venture with two Polish partners to make steel foundations for offshore wind turbines.

Bilfinger Berger, which already installs foundations, will link with steel construction specialist Crist and state-owned investment fund Mars to launch the new manufacturing operation at Gryfia, Poland.

The plant expects to process 80,000 tonnes of steel annually to produce 80 wind turbine foundations when it begins operation in 2014, following a €50m ($65.4m) investment by the joint venture partners.

Bilfinger Berger will hold a 62.5% stake in the new venture, which will employ 400 people.

The German group claims to have already installed about one-third of the turbine foundations in the North Log in to read complete article.

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