Proplate and Skanska this week entered into an agreement for a deal worth SEK 5 million. The deal is for the delivery of 22 preassembled bolt baskets to the Lyrestad wind farm in Västergötland, Sweden.
The first baskets will be delivered as early as the first week in July from Proplate’s factory in Oxelösund, Sweden. All wind turbines that will be anchored with Proplate’s baskets are of turbine model Vestas V126, with a total height of 200 meters. The wind farm is estimated to be completed in December 2017.
“In line with our investment in wind power, we have now won another major order for a Swedish wind farm,” says Max Björk, CEO of Proplate.
Each of the baskets weighs 10 metric tons. Their design forms a central part of the wind turbine’s foundation. The tower is mounted on the bolt basket, which ensures that the tower stands steady.
“The main advantages we see with Proplate’s prefabricated solution are that we get a better working environment and greater safety at the construction site,” says Christer Bäcklin, District Manager of Väg och Anläggning Region Väst at Skanska.
Proplate also delivers foundation solutions for wind power towers from companies like Nordex, GE, Envision and Gamesa.
Proplate is a leading supplier of heavy plate components to global companies in the crane, wind and mining sectors as well as to manufacturers of construction equipment. End products include tracked cranes and mobile cranes, foundation solutions for wind turbines, construction machinery, and mills and freight wagons for mines. Proplate’s production facility in Oxelösund is one of the most modern of its kind. There, prefabricated components in heavy plate are cut, processed and painted and then delivered to customers around the world. Our customers include Liebherr, Atlas Copco, Toyota Material Handling, Nordex, LKAB and Kobelco.