Industries Served


Kloeckner Metals is proud to be a wind industry supplier of A36, A588, and A572-50 base plates to wind turbine manufacturers.

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The Wind Industry

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Kloeckner is proud to supply steel plate for the manufacturing of base plates for wind turbine manufacturers. We offer a wide range of services, including beveling, shot basting, and press braking, and equipment that’s specially geared towards base plate processing.

Products Serving the Wind Industry

Services Provided to the Wind Industry

Roll Forming

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Press Braking

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Plasma Cutting

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Shot Blasting

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Special Equipment Serving the Wind Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is steel used in wind turbines?


    Renewable energy would not be possible without steel. Each new megawatt of wind power requires 120 to 180 tons of steel. As well, since wind turbine components are heavy, you need a strong metal like steel to support them.

  • How much steel is used in wind turbine towers?


    A large portion of the wind industry used copper and aluminum in its wind turbines in the past. As the towers grew, requiring more metal, copper and aluminum became too expensive. In today’s turbines, steel usually makes up 66% to 79% of the total mass.

  • What type of steel is used in wind turbine towers?


    In designing wind turbine towers, fatigue and corrosion damage are the greatest challenges because of the shear force wind turbines create. Tubular steel is commonly used in the wind industry to withstand the heavy loads. It is typically made in sections that are tapered at the top. For most wind turbine support structures, A572 Grade 50 is used.

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Additional Industries Served

In addition to serving the wind industry, Kloeckner caters to a wide range of related industries including the electrical, oil & gas, and solar sectors. Our mission is to be a full-line service center that offers customers unparalleled product scope, full logistical support, and superior customer service across the metals industry.
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