Offshore wind tower manufacturing venture Marmen Welcon arranged a partnership with Smulders, a European steel construction company, to manufacture transition pieces for the U.S. offshore wind market.
The facility will be located at the Port of Albany in New York and will manufacture the support structures for offshore wind towers. It is expected to be the largest inland port in the Northeast.
Marmen Welcon and Smulders will be the first to manufacture offshore wind towers and transition pieces in the United States. The port development is scheduled to begin later in 2021, and offshore wind towers are scheduled to begin production at the end of 2023.
“With this announcement, offshore wind developers now have the opportunity to source all of their large steel-fabricated components (foundations, transition pieces and towers) in the U.S., thanks to our new facility,” said Carsten Pedersen, chairman of Welcon.
The port project is expected to create up to 350 direct jobs in New York State, in addition to economic benefits for State and local businesses.
News item from Marmen Welcon
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