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Bladt wins XL prize at Gode Wind

Contract for 97 monopiles at Dong project; fabrication to start in Q3 2014

Bladt wins XL prize at Gode Wind image

Danish fabricator Bladt has been awarded a contract to build 97 XL monopile foundations for Dong's 582MW Gode Wind 1 & 2.

The company said at EWEA Offshore 2013 that it will kick off work on the steel in the third quarter of 2014.

The monopiles, which will be around six metres wide, will be delivered to the German wind farm in time for work on the water in 2015.

Gode Wind is due to be fully commissioned around 45km offshore in the second half of 2016 and will feature Siemens 6MW turbines.

The foundation order builds on the long-standing relationship between Dong and Bladt, which includes current projects such as Westermost Rough, Borkum Riffgrund 1 and West of Duddon Sands.

Bladt has meanwhile kicked off assembly of the first two decks of a 2000-tonne offshore substation for RWE's 295MW Nordsee Ost wind farm.

The unit is due to be fully equipped, tested and ready for commissioning when it sails out in July next year.

Image: the contract builds on a long-standing relationship with Dong Energy (Bladt)

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