Germany’s leading manufacturer of heavy plates Dillinger announced that EnBW Energie Baden Württemberg AG and Steelwind Nordenham GmbH have signed an agreement for the manufacture and delivery of steel monopile foundations for the He Dreiht offshore wind farm on 18 May 2022. Steelwind will supply 64 monopiles for the North Sea wind farm, each with a length of approximately 70 meters, a diameter of 9.2 meters and a weight of up to 1,300 tonnes per monopile. Production is scheduled to start in August 2023. The high-performance plate that will be used here will come from Steelwind’s parent company Dillinger, Europe's leading manufacturer of heavy plate. This plate has been specially developed for use in the offshore wind sector and is known for its superior quality, even under harsh conditions at sea.EnBW is one of the largest energy companies in Germany and Europe. It supplies around 5.5 million customers with electricity, gas and water, as well as products and services in the areas of infrastructure and energy. Development of renewable energies is a cornerstone of the growth strategy and a focus of investment. EnBW’s He Dreiht is one of the largest offshore projects in Europe. The wind farm is located in the North Sea, 85 km north of Borkum and 110 km west of Helgoland. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2024 and He Dreiht will begin operating in 2025 with a grid connection capacity of 900 MW. The electricity generated can supply around 1 million households. The wind farm will be one of the first in the world to operate without government subsidies.Steelwind Nordenham GmbH is a Dillinger Group company located in Nordenham in in Lower Saxony region of Germany. The company began manufacturing monopiles and transition pieces in 2014, and now also produces single-piece monopile foundations with unit weights of up to 2,400 tons. The single-piece monopile replaces the previous design with a separate monopile and transition piece by integrating certain parts of the transition piece into the monopile. The monopile can then be up to 120 meters long. The steel for the monopiles comes from Dillinger, Europe's leading heavy plate manufacturer, located in Saarland. SWN currently employs 275 people. More information can be found atOffshore wind farms are contributing significantly to the energy transition and to achieving EU climate protection targets. They can produce cheap green power that is generated comparatively continuously. Steelwind has been contributing to the energy transition since 2014 by specializing in monopile production.