her summer cruise and visit to Nakskov last week, Queen Margrethe visited the
old shipyard halls – home to East Metal.
the company the perfect opportunity to explain how to breathe new life into the
port’s business community. Since 2013, East Metal has spent time transforming
the old production halls and getting them to bubble with life once more.
Metal is a subcontractor to the mechanical engineering industry and there are
currently three main areas that benefit from the company’s existence and
expertise: the wind turbine industry, transport and lifting technology, and
Metal is more than capable of manufacturing large and complex products. Bent
Juul Larsen of East Metal explains how the Nakskov factory has contributed to
the production of new-generation offshore wind turbines as well as the
equipment needed to transport and install them. The latest venture is the company’s
testing centre, where load-bearing structures and lifting equipment can be
load-tested up to 1,500 tonnes.
Margrethe visited the facility and, with a good deal of insight, asked several
questions about how this centre came into being. East Metal designed the
facility itself, but sought expert advice with regard to load calculation,
hydraulics, control, and safety. The centre is now leading the way in its
was also given insight into the extensive project and quality control processes
which all products undergo, right from the start of production up to delivery
to the customer.