AkzoNobel Supplies Protective Coatings for Major North Sea Wind Farm

More than 55 percent of global offshore wind capacity uses AkzoNobel coatings, including projects in China and Japan.

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AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company in Amsterdamn, will supply its coating technology to one of the largest clean energy projects in Europe, the Gode Wind offshore wind farm near the German North Sea coast. Developed by Dong Energy, the wind farm will generate enough electricity to supply 600,000 German households.

AkzoNobel is supplying products from its international protective coatings range for the wind turbine foundation transition pieces being made in Denmark by Bladt Industries, and for the monopolies being fabricated in Germany by EEW.

“The relationship between AkzoNobel and Bladt was key in helping us to secure the project,” says Clare McDermott, business development manager.

More than 55 percent of global offshore wind capacity uses AkzoNobel coatings, including projects in China and Japan. The company's coatings are protecting more than 1,000 offshore wind turbine foundations, including those of the London Array, the world's largest offshore wind project.

The first foundations for the Gode Wind development were recently installed and the project should be completed in 2016.