Buss Port Logistics Ships Out All Veja Mate Monopiles (Gallery)

Hamburg-based Buss Port Logistics has completed the near-shore logistics and storage operations related to all 67 of the world’s largest monopiles built by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH for the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm.

Buss Port Logistics loaded the 1,300-ton monopiles from the factory in Rostock onto barges with the help of Scheuerle self-propelled modular vehicles.

These were subsequently transported to the Buss-owned Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven and unloaded again with the same vehicles.

A total of three monopiles were loaded each time onto a barge using the Ro/Ro procedure, which then travelled from Rostock to the interim storage facility in Eemshaven.

For the transport of the huge components, with a total weight of 87,100 tonnes, a fleet of Scheuerle vehicles was in use: EEW and Krebs Korrosionsschutz GmbH were utilizing 144 InterCombi SPE axle lines in order to move the monopiles from the welding and paint shop to the storage area.

With 48 Scheuerle SPMT axle lines, Buss Port Logistics loaded the gigantic components onto the barge and unloaded them at the Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven with further 48 axle lines.

Dirk Pallatinus, transport operations manager at EEW, said: “For transportations of this magnitude, there is no room for error – every single detail must be correct. That’s why we have relied on the TII Group and their vehicles for a very long time now.”

The EUR 1.9 billion Veja Mate offshore wind farm will feature 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017.

Photos: Scheuerle (TII Group)

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