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All right, a slightly old news, but thought it could be interesting to many of those keen on knowing the types of opportunities companies from the traditional sectors will gain from renewable energy.

Tata Steel has secured a major contract from Siemens Wind Power to supply 25,000 metric tons of high quality profiled steel plate for wind towers. The order is the company’s”the largest to date for the steel company’s dedicated wind tower hub in Scunthorpe, England”.

Tata Steel will deliver 25,000 tons of profiled plate, cut into the desired shape, between April and September this year. The steel will be used to build about 150 onshore wind turbine towers. Tata Steel has already supplied Siemens Wind Power with 6,000 tons of steel plate for similar developments in the UK and Europe.

Steel plate will be manufactured at Tata Steel’s plate mills in Scunthorpe and in Dalzell, in Motherwell, Scotland, before being cut to size and edge-profiled at the company’s dedicated wind tower hub in Scunthorpe. The steel will be delivered to a fabricator which will form the plate into round sections before they are welded together to form the turbine tower.

Tata Steel established its wind tower hub in Scunthorpe in 2010 to process and distribute steel plate to manufacturers of wind turbine towers. It can deliver up to 200,000 metric tons annually, reducing customers’ processing time while ensuring full traceability.

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