Steelwind Nordenham Celebrating 10 Years of Operations
Supervisory Board of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke decided to establish a subsidiary company to produce the foundations for offshore wind turbines known as monopiles in 2011. The company is located on a shipyard site in Nordenham, at the mouth of the Weser River where it merges into the North Sea. A lot has happened since then. Steelwind Nordenham is celebrating its anniversary
Steelwind Nordenham was founded in 2011. Since completion of the plant in 2014, the company has been manufacturing premium-quality monopiles and transition pieces for offshore wind farms around the world. Soon it will begin manufacturing single-piece monopiles that integrate the transition piece. Monopile dimensions reach record-breaking unit weights of up to 2,400 tonnes and lengths of up to 120 meters, with diameters of up to 10 meters. The high-tech steel plate for the monopiles comes from the parent company Dillinger in Saarland.
By 2015, Steelwind had already received an order to manufacture foundations for the Race Bank wind farm in England. Several other projects have since been successfully completed. Most recently, especially large “Beyond XXL” monopiles were produced and delivered for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Production will start soon for another major order, the Arcadis Ost 1. Steelwind has become well-established in the expanding offshore wind farm market due to the high quality of its products and delivery service.