EEW Special Pipe Constructions (SPC), headquartered in Germany, sold the EEW Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) facilities in Teesside, UK, to Wilton Engineering, a neighbor of EEW OSB.
EEW officially handed over the site to Wilton on July 15.
Since production started in 2015, EEW OSB has completed several offshore wind projects with over 200 transition parts produced. However, one of EEW’s goals is to focus on the global offshore monopile market and has therefore decided to shut down the Haverton Hill plant, the company said.
OSB was jointly established by EEW SPC and Bladt Industries of Denmark in 2014 and was officially opened the following year. In 2017, EEW SPC acquired the share of Bladt Industries and became the sole owner of the UK site, which has since operated as EEW Offshore Structures Britain Ltd. (EEW OSB).
The 17-hectare OSB site, located on the River Tees, will help Wilton Engineering increase capacity and capacity and create around 200 new jobs, according to EEW SPC.
“We are very pleased that Wilton, one of our long-standing partners, has decided to acquire the EEW OSB site in order to increase its manufacturing, logistics and storage capacity”, mentionned Sascha Hofmeister, former Managing Director of EEW OSB.
One of the latest projects for EEW OSB included the delivery of 30 transition parts for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, for which the predecessor (Hornsea One) both EEW OSB and Wilton delivered transition parts, along with Bladt and Steelwind Nordenham.