XXL monopiles to be built in Esbjerg from 2026 onwards
Baltic Structures Company (BSC) has moved closer to an offshore wind development hub that the Port of Esbjerg has recently turned into, by establishing an XXL monopile production plant. The company chose Esbjerg as it is a strategic spot for 80 per cent of the upcoming offshore wind projects.
This initiative represents a significant step in the company’s dedication to promoting renewable energy solutions and highlights Denmark’s role as a major player in the shift towards green energy. BSC’s new production facility and its increased production capacity will help bridge a significant gap in the foundations’ supply chain, thereby enhancing security for offshore expansion goals.
The company said it focused on equipping the facility with cutting-edge technology in order to set new industry standards. The plant’s design and the incorporation of the latest advancements in technology mean the XXL monopiles will surpass industry benchmarks for efficiency and environmental impact.
BSC fabrication site in the Port of Esbjerg will be Europe’s biggest such facility and will be able to offer various foundation structures with a more than 100,000 square metre production area under the roof and an output of up to 200 XXL monopiles per year. The focus of this plant is on structures with dimensions of up to 15 metres in diameter, up to 130 metres in length and single unit weights of up to 4,000 tons. In addition to monopiles, transition pieces, pin piles and components for jackets and floating foundations will also be offered.
By understanding, supporting and driving forward BSC’s plans at the Port of Esbjerg, the port management enabled decisions to be made within a very short timeframe in order to meet the overall timetable for the start of production by the end of 2026.