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Swedish steel for floating platforms

Steel News - Published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014

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Swedish steel specialist SSAB is entering into an agreement with Hexicon AB to develop far off shore wind farm platforms. The combined technology will offer advantages within the market for renewable energy. A first demonstration unit is planned for Swedish waters in 2017.

Hexicon and SSAB plan to optimise the steel material in the foundation of the wind platforms to ensure functionality and cost effective solutions during their complete life cycle.

Mr Henrik Baltscheffsky CEO of Hexicon said that “This agreement is an important milestone in further development of our patented solutions. Far offshore wind power is more easily scalable and a prime source of renewable energy. Hexicons technology offers competitive advantages for the long term renewable energy market.”

The floating foundations with several wind turbines enable efficient wind park configuration in locations where winds are stronger and environmental impact is reduced.

Mr Melker Jernberg, Head of SSAB EMEA said that “The Hexicon patent is an application where our high strength structured steel, Weldox, will come to excellent usage. We look forward to contribute to further development of the technology, which enables much needed renewable energy to be produced with lowest possible environmental impact.”

Source – Maritime Journal

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Posted By : admin on Fri, 19 Sep 2014
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