Offshore Structures Britain Gearing Up for Work
The facilities of Offshore Structures (Britain) Limited (OSB), a joint venture between EEW Special Pipe Construction GmbH and Bladt Industries A/S, are currently undergoing modifications in order to accommodate the most optimized production set-up for its future purpose.
Bladt Industries and EEW SPC said that they are combining their extensive knowledge in the foundation production area to create a new effective local manufacturing site.
Offshore Structures (Britain) will have at its disposal 17 ha (42 acre) of land, more than 13,000 square meters of steel manufacturing facilities under roof and 2,000 square meters of blasting and painting facilities. The facilities are particularly well suited for the production of large tubular offshore wind foundations, most notably transition pieces for monopile foundations.
OSB already has its first project lined up, since EEW SPC has signed a contract with DONG Energy for the supply of 32 foundations – monopiles and transitions pieces – of which 16 of the transition pieces will be manufactured at the OSB site. The remaining 16 will be manufactured at Bladt Industries’ facilities in Aalborg.
Image: TAG Energy (OSB is located at the site of the former TAG Energy Solutions.)