MHI Vestas Sets Up Borkum Riffgrund 2 Base in Emden

EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) will from March 2018 onward provide MHI Vestas Offshore Wind with port facilities and logistics services in Emden for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.

After the installation of the 56 V164-8 MW wind turbines, MHI Vestas will commission the wind turbine generators and use the service base at Port Knock at the river Ems.

The service base will be used for the commissioning works on Borkum Riffgrund 2 for approximately one year. As the operator of the terminal facilities and the surrounding area, EMO will provide logistics services consisting of loading, warehousing, terminal logistics and berth management.

Stephan Kremers, Commissioning Project Manager of MHI Vestas Offshore, said: “EMO convinced us with their flexibility and availability of Locations around the river Ems delta, but in particular with the high independence of the location, 1st class services 24/7, as well as the versatility of Port Knock. We are looking forward to the cooperation with our new business partners. “

The recently modernized Port Knock is a pier of the AG “EMS” with a connected industrial area, which is located in front of the Emden harbor in the industrial area Rysumer Nacken. The area offers a high potential for development, which will be used extensively for the first time for an offshore wind project, EMO said.

Located 54km off the coast of Lower Saxony in Germany, next to Borkum Riffgrund 1, the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 is scheduled for commissioning in 2019.

The wind farm’s wind turbines will be installed on 20 suction bucket jacket foundations and 36 monopile foundations.

Photo: Image source: EMO