A few months ago, offshore engineers were working on the world’s largest offshore wind farm (3.6GW Dogger Bank project in the UK) for turbine, cable, installation services, shipowners and SOV suppliers. We have posted a special article about the project. , Jack ups, cables, etc., but I also realized that I couldn’t fit them all in one article.
One of these suppliers is steelmaker Tata Steel. The company said Wednesday that British steel is playing a role in helping build the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
In the first two phases of construction, a huge GE Renewable Energy turbine, each rated at 13 MW, will be installed on a foundation with Tata Steel products used in safety-critical transition pieces. These steel structures form the junction between the tower above sea level and the foundation below the surface of the water.
Manufacturers Sif and Smulders won a contract in November 2020 to provide the foundation of wind turbines for the first two phases of Dogger Bank, and a year later Dogger Bank C was awarded.
“Manufactured at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot plant and machined into hollow sections at the company’s Corby and Hartlipour sites, the steel has thousands of contracts to help build the first two phases of the wind farm. Manufactured by one of the companies, “says Tata Steel.
Sandip Biswas, Tata Steel UK Chairman of the Board said: “We are proud to support UK employment and manufacturing through this project.”
“Hundreds of tonnes of Tata Steel products that can withstand harsh North Sea conditions will be used in the first two phases of a huge wind project 130 km from England’s northeast coast,” the company adds. I did. ..
Sandip said: “A large amount of steel is needed for the UK to reach its net-zero goal of building everything from renewable energy and low CO2 transport to hydrogen production and distribution.
“At the same time, we also have our own decarbonization goals as a steelmaker. The transition to the future of decarbonization is whether it produces hydrogen for future steelmaking or powers new low carbons. Instead, it relies on a safe supply of renewable energy at a competitive price. CO2 reactors. The more we can help achieve these groundbreaking projects, the better the results. “
Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director Steve Wilson “This is another great example of how to use UK skills and expertise to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Our transition pieces are the largest offshore wind farms to be installed. One of the things, this British-made steel forms some support parts.
“The Dogger Bank wind farm has already created or supported more than 3,000 jobs in the UK supply chain and is working on pioneering projects that will help the world become more competitive as it adapts to inexpensive energy production. Providing opportunities for businesses. Earth. “
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm has been developed by SSE, Equinor, and Eni in three 1.2GW phases (Dogger Bank A, B, and C) and is expected to be completed by 2026.
https://www.oedigital.com/news/493072-tata-steel-providing-steel-for-dogger-bank-wind-farm Tata Steel, which provides steel in the style of Dogger Bank