Senvion Picks Buss Orange Blue Terminal for Nordsee One
Buss Orange Blue Terminal and Senvion have signed an agreement for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm, under which Buss will take care of planning, transport and interim storage on the terminal premises to pre-assembly and subsequent delivery of the components to the quayside.
From February 2017, a total of 378 main components, comprising 61.5-metre long rotor blades, up to 118 tonnes of tower segments and 350 tonnes of nacelles, will be gradually delivered to the Orange Blue Terminal.
Around 80 square metres of the 250,000-square-metre terminal will be used for storage, handling and pre-assembly. Buss will pre-assemble the rotor stars at the storage facility, while the 65-metre high towers will be set up directly at the quay edge using heavy load platforms with a capacity of 20 tonnes per square metre. Here, the installation vessel will jack itself up and load the prepared components.
MPI Offshore is in charge of the installation of 54 Senvion 6.2M-126 wind turbines at the 332MW Nordsee One.
The wind farm is scheduled to be ready for operation by August 2017.
“This year, we have already successfully managed two offshore wind projects via the Orange Blue Terminal. The green light for Nordsee One marks a fantastic end of the year for us, and is also affirmation of our work,” said Martin Schulz, Head of the Buss Offshore division.
“To transport the components to the storage area, we are using our self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT). This state-of-the-art modular vehicle with 24 axle lines and its own propulsion system helps us with the challenging job of parking the large components in the warehouse”, Schulz said.