Bladt celebrates anniversary

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015 - 11:15
Transition pieces for Gode Wind ready for installation (Photo: Bladt)
Transition pieces for Gode Wind ready for installation (Photo: Bladt)

On 1st March, the Danish steel construction company Bladt Industries celebrated its 50th anniversary and its development from a small steel constructor to an international player in several fields.

13, 15, 40, 50, 1,300 are not just numbers for Bladt Industries A/S. These are the numbers that testify that Bladt is a company which has truly balanced the art of striking while the iron – or in this case the steel – was hot. Building on its 40 years of experience from the offshore oil and gas industry, Bladt entered into the offshore wind energy business in 2002, fabricating the world’s first offshore substation. Today, 13 years later, the track record counts 15 substations of which 13 have been delivered – on time – and two more are well under way.

Also in 2002, the company took on its first order for offshore foundations – 10 foundations were fabricated for one of the worlds’ first offshore wind projects, Samsø Wind Farm in Denmark. Step by step new orders came along, and today, the company has put its mark on more than 1,300 offshore foundations around Europe making Bladt market leader within in this area.

Steel structures for the win

But Bladt is more than just offshore wind. For 50 years, the company has been building long-lasting steel structures. For example Bladt Industries has played a part in Copenhagen Airport, The Opera House, the Great Belt Bridge, The Concert Hall for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and several other infrastructural constructions not only in Copenhagen.

Katharina Garus

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