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BLRT builds anchors for open sea wind farm in UK

Estonian news - eteap September 14, 2017

Baltic News Service. 14th of September, 2017

Marketex Offshore Constructions, which is part of the Estonian industrial group BLRT Grupp, has successfully finished the construction and supply of 21 wind turbine anchors for Belgian company Smulders Projects.

“Today a number of countries are actively developing the production of wind energy. This project allowed us to enter a new British open sea wind energy market, which at present is the largest and fastest developing market in the world. Approximately 8 billion euros was invested in it in 2016,” Ruslan Diduhh, board member of Marketex Offshore Constructions, said in a press release.

The anchors will be installed to the 92.4 megawatt Aberdeen Bay wind farm in Scotland. The international tender for the production and supply of the anchors was announced in fall 2016 and a contract was signed in December. More than 3,000 tons of products was produced and sent to the customer during the project.

The anchor of the wind turbine has a diameter of 9.5 meters and is a complicated construction of up to 15 meters in height and 140-195 tons in weight. During the construction of the anchors, high requirements are set on the quality of welded joints and painted areas.

In addition to Estonia, BLRT Grupp operates in Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Ukraine, Poland and Russia. The company employs approximately 4,000 people.

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