A key factor in producing high quality wind turbine towers is to start out well. A significant part of the raw materials going into a wind turbine tower is steel plates. To secure enough capacity for cutting of steel plates – and in the highest quality – Welcon has invested in both a complete new cutting line, and a total refurbishment of the already existing cutting line.

On the already existing cutting line the complete equipment has been replaced by new. On this cutting line it is possible to cut two similar plates simultaneously. The new cutting line cuts one plate at a time, but this cutting is on the other hand carried out by two simultaneously operated cutting heads, whereby the cutting time is practically halved. As such, the cutting capacity on both lines is identical, increasing the total cutting capacity for steel plates at Welcon to app. 100.000 t. per year.