Sunday, August 11, 2013

ArcelorMittal Dommeldange creates new wind turbine in Luxembourg

ArcelorMittal Dommeldange in Luxembourg has partnered up with local wind tower manufacturer Smart Wind Integrated Renewables L√ętzebuerg to produce a new generation of vertical axis wind turbines.
The new generation of vertical axis wind turbine, the Estreya L2, will be entirely manufactured in our Dommeldange workshops. The Long Carbon Europe site will also help further improve the turbines in the future, offering extensive support both in terms of design and quality.
Mr Joseph Hess CEO of Swirl said that “It all started with a blank piece of paper. We wanted to create a wind turbine that would offer the best performance, and be reliable and safe at the same time. We had several requirements, as rapid assembly and installation times, having the lowest possible number of components and keeping costs low. In 2012, we ended up with a 3 blade design.”
Mr Hess said that “When looking for a fabrication partner, we opted for ArcelorMittal Dommeldange for its extensive know-how and its many years of experience in high quality project execution. From good machinery to experienced people eager to perform high quality work we found everything we needed in Dommeldange.”
Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal’s technical and commercial teams are currently analysing whether the towers could be replaced with lattice towers using steel produced in ArcelorMittal Rodange’s site, also located in Luxembourg, to build on this partnership.
Source - Strategic Research Institute