Ørsted to source first lower-emission plate from Dillinger

Wind farm operator Ørsted intends to procure lower-emission heavy-plate steel for offshore wind foundations from Dillinger (Hütte).

The German platemaker notes that the memorandum of understanding signed between the two companies will support its efforts in this field, and the optionality to deliver on expected future costumer demands.

Ørsted will be offered the first production of lower-emission steel from Dillinger, subject to availability and commercial terms and conditions. The plates form a part of the offshore wind monopile foundations and are intended to be used for future projects. According to Dillinger, the reduction of the process-related carbon emissions from production is expected to be around 55-60% compared to conventional heavy plate steel production.

Germany’s other big platemaker, Salzgitter’s Ilsenburg works, is currently in negotiations for a similar purpose, with Siemens Gamesa for the projected “Greener Tower” brand, its executives told Kallanish last week.

Christian Koehl Germany