NLMK DanSteel, NLMK Group’s plant located in Denmark, has supplied heavy plate for an offshore wind farm project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, the first major wind farm in Brittany, France. Steel from NLMK DanSteel is being used to manufacture components for wind turbine towers.
The Saint-Brieuc Bay wind farm, covering an area of 75 km2, will consist of 62 wind turbines. It is scheduled for launch in 2023. With the wind farm’s capacity close to 500 MW, there will be enough energy generated to supply electricity to more than 800,000 people, a quarter of Brittany’s population.
Leveraging the benefits of a recent capacity upgrade, NLMK DanSteel is planning to actively expand its product offering for the wind power sector.
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and claims to be one of the most efficient in the world. The company was recently ranked among the top 10 steel companies globally in the 2021 Value Creators Rankings compiled by Boston Consulting Group on the basis of total shareholder return over the previous five-year period from 2016 through to 2020.