Sif orders PEMA plate joining lines for XXXL monopile manufacturing
Pemamek Ltd. has won a significant order to supply PEMA production automation solutions to the Dutch offshore wind monopile foundation manufacturer Sif Holding N.V. (Sif). The delivery includes PEMA plate joining lines for XXXL monopile foundation manufacturing and extensive service agreements. Based on innovative and sophisticated production technology, for Sif the lines ensure automized plate joining with improved quality, safety, and production efficiency.
Sif, founded in 1948, is one of the main players in the offshore wind sector. Listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the company is specialized in foundation design, fabrication, corrosion protection, and logistics services for offshore wind farm developers and EPCI contractors. Today, Sif employs over 600 people at its two sites in the Netherlands.
“Sif selected Pemamek to deliver a significant part of the new factory at Maasvlakte, for their proven track record in heavy steel industries,” said Frank Kevenaar, COO of Sif Netherlands B.V. “We are extremely happy how Pemamek has supported Sif as from the very early start of the project. Their contribution to the investment will enable Sif to maintain and further reinforce its leading position in the market.”
The investment in intelligent PEMA production automation is a part of Sif’s recent announcement on constructing the world’s largest monopile foundation manufacturing plant in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. The upgraded manufacturing plant will significantly upgrade Sif’s capabilities to manufacture the XXXL monopile foundations and reinforce its position as the leading foundation supplier for the energy transition.
As the need for more powerful offshore wind turbines grows, the demand for stronger foundations increases with it. The bottom diameter for the XXXL monopiles that Sif can manufacture is 11,5 meters. With the new PEMA plate joining lines, Sif secures the capability to meet future market demands
“We are proud to deliver PEMA production automation to one of the main players in the industry working for the energy transition,” said Juha Mäkitalo, CEO of Pemamek Ltd. “We’ve had an extremely good collaboration with Sif, and we look forward to continuing working together to help them to excel in this meaningful project.”
The project is expected to be delivered during the 3rd quarter of 2024 and ready for full-capacity production by the end of 2024.
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