G & G International chose PEMA Windmill Tower Section Assembly Stations
Pemamek has finished successfully a delivery and handover of two 150 tons assembly lines for windmill tower foundations. PEMA’s newly developed assembly line with special self-aligning roller beds are one of Pemamek’s new innovation solutions for automation of windmill tower and foundation manufacturing.
G & G International BV has succeeded in penetrating into demanding offshore windmill market as a new arrival. PEMA Assembly Lines have been in a key role in their first major project where G & G delivered 30 pcs of transition pieces weighing approx. 250 tons to Doorbraak Wind Farm of Germany.
The successful delivery of G & G has already leaded to another contract together with Idesa of Spain: G&G will deliver 72 transition pieces to Northwind Offshore Wind Farm project, a new wind farm on the Bank Zonder Naam, 37 kilometres off the coast of Zeebrugge. The Belgian company Northwind has placed an order worth 48 million euro for the production of steel transition constructions for its offshore wind turbines. G&G International is taking the lead for this order, in the joint venture GI WindForce JV, set up with the Spanish firm Idesa, to supply these constructions at the start of 2013. G&G International will construct 40 of the 72 transition pieces, with Idesa constructing the remaining 32.
“In addition to wind mill foundation fabrication, G & G has been able to utilize PEMA’s effective assembly line in welding of other G & G products, like pressure vessels and extremely heavy jack-up legs used in wind mill foundation,” says CEO Patrick van Melis of G&G International BV.
”We chose PEMAMEK LTD for a supplier of our new welding automation systems based on technical analysis, which clearly stated that PEMA is the most qualified and technically advanced solution for our purposes,” Mr. van Melis states and continues: “This has been proven to be true also in practise, and assembly lines have been working reliably and effectively for the whole process of the project. The assembly line reduces the risk of possible damage of work pieces when lifting, and increases the quality of the product.”
Mr. Dieter Verstraeten, Production Manager of G & G International BV, emphasizes that. “PEMA Assembly Line is special due to the self-aligning construction and versatile functions with comparison to earlier tested equipment. With PEMA system we can assemble effectively both cylindrical and even 4 degrees of conical constructions that occur in transition pieces in particularly.”
G&G International is an established global leader in the engineering and fabrication of large pressure vessels for the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical industries. Their customers include both major principals and EPC contractors.
G & G is also active in the wind energy sector and construct foundation structures for offshore wind farms and offshore meteorological measurement towers as well as installation equipment such as anchoring frames. They provide a state-of-the art steel service center for the prefabrication of steel plate material. In addition to this they take on "special projects", including a multitude of large, heavy metal and/ or complex engineered solutions for both onshore and offshore applications.
PEMA welding automation is designed by the world’s leading specialist in designing and manufacturing welding automation systems, and work-piece handling equipment – PEMAMEK LTD. PEMA product solutions are designed to improve customer competitiveness and productivity for better profits. Pemamek uses and produces hi-tech: utilising the best available robot and automation technology. Established in 1970, an AAA-company Pemamek has constantly strived to supply the best welding automation solutions in the world.
PEMA systems and comprehensive customer support services are specifically engineered for the heavy engineering, mobile machinery, civil construction, shipbuilding and offshore, industrial boiler, wind energy, and process and nuclear industries. PEMA products and services are used in more than 50 countries around the world.
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