Tata Steel makes structural section for Siemens Gamesa’s UK wind turbine factory

Tata Steel has supplied more than 1,500 mt of high-strength steel to help build a major extension to Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine blade factory at Hull in northeast England, the largest UK steel producer said March 31.

Tata Steel used its so called “Celsius” structural hollow section products as they are able to provide the strength needed for the large unsupported spans. These kinds of steel are used usually in places such as sports stadiums, bridges and iconic buildings as it allows designers to create wide open areas which do not require pillars.

Wind turbine blades manufactured and processed in the new expanded building will be used to develop wind farms in the North Sea to power UK homes and factories. As well as supporting the renewable energy sector with steel, Tata Steel in the UK has targeted to produce net-zero steel by 2050 and to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030.

— Annalisa Villa