ArcelorMittal to Showcase Its Wind Energy Credentials at HUSUM WindEnergy, Germany

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company, will present its wind turbine expertise at the industry’s biggest event, HUSUM WindEnergy 2012. Taking place every two years in Husum, Germany, the fair has been gathering the industry’s movers and shakers for 25 years and is a key showcasing event for research and products.

ArcelorMittal will host a joint conference with industry expert and researcher Professor Holger Lange, professor of^ wind energy technology at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven. Professor Lange will speak on the cost-effectiveness of lattice towers, including discussing the design, building and maintenance aspects, on September 19.

ArcelorMittal is a major supplier to the^ wind energy industry, as steel accounts for up to 95% of the total weight of wind turbines. While ArcelorMittal Asturias, Spain, is a global leader in the production of quarto plate – currently used in 85% of all wind turbines in the world – the company’s Long Carbon Europe segment is also now offering a breakthrough solution through lattice towers made from its purpose-made steel sections and standard profiles, including large angle products for high lattice wind towers.

Wind turbine towers made from plate and concrete struggle to reach 100 metres in height; using lattice towers enable heights of more than 120 metres. Greater height also allows for greater power generation by giving access to stronger but less turbulent winds, especially at onshore wind farms.

The lattice tower solution now being offered by ArcelorMittal is also the most cost-effective wind tower and the easiest to transport and build.

HUSUM^ Wind Energy 2012 takes place from September 18 to 22 and will gather around 1,200 exhibitors from 30 countries including wind turbine manufacturers, wind turbine component suppliers, operators, planning offices, power networks and many others.

Professor Lange’s seminar takes places at 12pm on Wednesday, September 19, in conference room 2 at the Congress Centre HUSUM wind fair.

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Offshore WIND staff, September 11, 2012

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