Press release Dillinger / Steelwind

Change in management at Steelwind Nordenham

04 December 2020

Dr. Andreas Liessem has been appointed to the executive management of Steelwind Nordenham (SWN), a wholly owned subsidiary of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger), with effect from 1 April 2021. On 1 July 2021 he will assume the duties of Dr. Hubo (62), who will be retiring.

Dr. Liessem (56) is an engineer in metallurgy and materials technology/materials science. He began his professional career in 1989 as a research assistant at the IEHK Steel Institute at RWTH Aachen University before joining Europipe GmbH, a joint subsidiary of Dillinger and Salzgitter AG, in 1995. He has been Managing Director, Technology/Industrial there since 2014 and has extensive knowledge of the international steel and energy market and many years of experience in the processing of heavy plate and the manufacture of large welded pipes.

Günter Luxenburger, Chief Sales Officer for Dillinger, said of the change in management at SWN: “Andreas Liessem is an experienced steel executive who, together with Alexander Morber, will continue to lead this still-young company in its expanding market.” Luxenburger added: “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Ralf Hubo, who has played a decisive role in building SWN from the very beginning and who has been instrumental in advancing its quality and plant technology. SWN is one of the leading players today in the worldwide monopile market and stands for the successful manufacture of high-quality and extremely large monopiles for large offshore wind farms in Europe and internationally, as recently demonstrated with the Yunlin order in Taiwan.”

Dr. Andreas Liessem

Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger), founded in 1685, is a world leader today in the manufacture of high-grade heavy plate steel. The Dillinger Group employs a total of around 7,300 people and has an annual turnover of around two billion euros. High-tech plate from Dillinger is used to realize extraordinary and technically sophisticated projects all over the globe, including in the areas of steel construction, engineering, offshore, offshore wind power, and line pipe and boiler construction. More information can be found at

Steelwind Nordenham GmbH, ein Unternehmen der Dillinger Gruppe, fertigt seit 2014 in Nordenham Monopiles und Transition Pieces und jetzt auch "Single-Piece" Monopile Fundamente mit Stückgewichten bis 2.400 Tonnen. Das Single-Piece Monopile Fundament ersetzt die bisherige Bauweise mit getrenntem Monopile und Transition Piece durch eine Integration bestimmter Teile der Transition Pieces in den Monopile. Die Länge eines Monopiles kann dann bis zu 120 Meter betragen. Der Stahl für die Fundamente kommt aus dem Saarland von Dillinger, führender Grobblechhersteller in Europa. Weitere Informationen finden sich unter