Bladt wins Gode Wind foundation contract

GERMANY: Danish company Bladt Industries won a contract to build the 97 foundations for Dong Energy's 582MW Gode Wind project in the German North Sea.

Bladt Industries' offshore foundations, which will be used at Gode Wind

Manufacturing of the foundations will start in the third quarter of 2014, which lies 45 kilometres off the German coast near the island of Juist.

Siemens is supplying 97 SWT-6.0-154 turbines — the first time this model has been chosen for a German project.

Dong Energy is investing DKK 16.4 billion (EUR 2.2 billion) in the Gode Wind project, which is due to be commissioned in autumn 2016

Bladt Industries CEO Peter Rindebæk, said: "We have a long term working relationship with Dong Energy and we are glad to be able to put our fingerprints on yet another European wind farm."

Bladt Industries has delivered a substation and jacket, and is currently producing 77 foundations, for the 320MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind plant, which is near Gode Wind.