Teesside in the northeast of the UK is set to benefit further from Dong Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm as more contracts for the project are signed.
Steelwind Nordenham, a subsidiary of Dillinger, will supply the offshore windfarm with 20 transition pieces, using Teesside-based Wilton Engineering Services Limited, to provide a significant part of the scope including outfitting, coating and load-out.
Hornsea Project One director Duncan Clark said: “We are delighted to be working with Steelwind again and it's great to see UK firms like Wilton Engineering build their capabilities to supply the offshore wind industry.”
Last month, Dong Energy announced that Offshore Structures Britain will manufacture 56 transition pieces at their facility in Haverton Hill near Billingham, Teesside, safeguarding 200 jobs.
Wilton Engineering chief executive Bill Scott said: “We applaud Dong Energy for leading the way in engaging with UK companies in a positive way, creating long-term opportunities. In addition we congratulate Steelwind for having the vision to create a collaborative platform which will see our two companies utilise our specialist capabilities to the benefit of the project. This offshore wind opportunity will see the creation of up to 150 jobs within Wilton Engineering and the local supply chain.”
Steelwind managing director Dr Ralf Hubo said: “The UK is the global leader in offshore wind so we are really focused on building our UK supply chain. This contract is the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership with Wilton Engineering, who we have worked with before and know will deliver good quality services on time.”