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Bladt to supply transition pieces for 1.4GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind

The array off the Yorkshire coast will be the world's largest when it enters production in 2022

Danish utility Orsted last week signed a contract with Bladt Industries to supply the 1.4GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind project in the UK with 135 transition pieces.

The fabrication is planned to start this year. The offshore wind farm will be the largest in the world once it is operational, which is planned by 2022.

“This contract is not only one of the largest contracts Bladt Industries have been awarded, but fosters also strategic opportunities to further strengthen our relationship with Orsted,” Bladt chief executive Klaus Steen Mortensen said.

“A contract of this size will allow us to full scale utilize our new and lean production set-up.”

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Bladt will produce the transition pieces at its Aalborg, Denmark, factory, and plans to deliver them from mid-2020 to mid-2021.

The project is located approximately 89km off the Yorkshire coast. When complete, it will be able to meet the electricity needs of over 1.4m UK homes per year.

Belgium’s Deme Offshore last month won a €200m job of installing the turbines and foundations at Hornsea 2.

They will be topped by Siemens Gamesa 8.4MW SG 8.4-167 turbines.

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