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Mike Zakel and Mathew Ferris, management from Wellsville, at ProvPort in Rhode Island.

LJUNGSTRӦM in Wellsville (the former Air Preheater) has signed another contract with Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. to provide specialized structural steelwork for the Revolution Wind and South Fork Wind projects.

The offshore wind farms will be located approximately 15 miles south of Rhode Island , and 35 miles east of Montauk Point with a combined capacity of over 800MW. The South Fork project is expected to begin commercial operations by the end of 2023 and Revolution Wind by the end of 2025.

Matt Ferris, Managing Director of Ljunstrom USA in Wellsville said it’s great to see what is happening in Wellsville at the facility.

“It is great to see how our order book for secondary steel structural components, from our Wellsville facility, now totals more than 2,800 MW of offshore wind capacity,” Ferris said. “This underscores the great confidence in our service, technology, and solutions.”

Revolution Wind and South Fork Wind are joint venture projects between Ørsted and Eversource.

“We continue to expand our ongoing relationship with Riggs Distler on these important projects and are proud to be supporting Ørsted and Eversource on their development of offshore wind projects with our innovation driven manufacturing background and expertise,” Ferris said.

Company officials said of Wellsville with this photo, “LJUNGSTRÖM signs another order for New England’s growing offshore wind capacity. We are charging ahead in our journey to support the US energy transition.”

Deliveries for the Revolution and South Fork projects will be made to the Ørsted offshore wind construction hub facility at ProvPort in Rhode Island, where Riggs Distler will directly employ more than 125 skilled tradesmen and women from local labor unions to assemble the components.

The additional orders are further proof of LJUNGSTRÖM’s success in constantly developing its business to provide tailor-made solutions to manufacturing and logistic challenges for large offshore wind tower platform components. LJUNGSTRÖM is the first U.S. supplier with proven experience on delivering secondary steel components for U.S. offshore wind projects, and has developed new proprietary fabrication processes and tooling to support the scale and serial production requirements.

About LJUNGSTRÖM: LJUNGSTRÖM, a division of the ARVOS Group, is a global leader providing innovative solutions to a diversified range of industries, with a focus on environmentally beneficial technologies to enable more efficient and cleaner operations. With a century of history in Wellsville, LJUNGSTRÖM has a proven track record of expertise in engineering, manufacturing, and field services.

LJUNGSTRÖM officials said of this photo, “Management from our Wellsville, USA unit were proud to be part of the Ørsted U.S. celebration and site tour of the construction hub facility and assembled foundation components at ProvPort in Rhode Island today. Mike Zakel and Mathew Ferris can be seen in front of Supported Internal Platforms (SIP) assembled at the hub by Riggs Distler.”

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