Bladt to ship final transition pieces for 288-MW wind project off Germany
Aug 19, 2014 - Danish steel contractor Bladt Industries A/S said yesterday it will deliver this week the last 12 of the 80 transition pieces for the 288-MW Butendiek wind project in the German part of the North Sea.
In a short statement published on Monday, Bladt noted it had manufactured the transition pieces at its facilities in Lubmin, the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The EUR-1.3-billion (EUR 1.7bn) Butendiek wind park is being developed by German company Wpd AG about 32 km (19.88 miles) west of the island of Sylt. The facility will use 80 turbines of 3.6 MW each, supplied by electrical engineering major Siemens AG (ETR:SIE), according to the project website. The machines are expected to be producing 1.29 million MWh of electricity each year, enough to supply 370,000 homes.
The installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to be carried out between September 2014 and April 2015, the page says.
The project’s investors include Siemens' Marguerite Fund, Zurich utility Elektrizitaetswerk der Stadt Zuerich (EWZ), Danish pension funds Industriens Pensionsforsikring (IP) and Pensionskassernes Administration (PKA) as well as an investment fund owned by French state bank Caisse des Depots et Consignations.