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The port of Emden is one of the largest ports in the federal state of Niedersachsen in Germany and located furthest west on the German coast, strategically near the deep waters of the North Sea and easily accessed by road and rail. Its main activities are the import and export of automobiles, forest products and […]
An accident occurred in Emden’s Great Sea Lock in the early evening of June 17, when a composite of two Dutch tugboats and a pontoon collided with a dolphin structure, the Waterway Police of Wilhelmshaven (Wasserschutzpolizei Wilhelmshaven) reported. The towing composite was carrying three tripod foundations for the construction of offshore wind turbines. Since it […]
OutSmart’s Offshore Operations Centre at Emden airport is completed. From now on, OutSmart's team will monitor wind farms in the German North Sea from this brand new building. The Operations Centre will be manned 24/7 to operate offshore wind farms in the German North Sea and coordinate all maintenance and logistic activities. Launching customer is […]
Ørsted’s newly built service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change has arrived in Emden, Germany, from where the vessel will soon start servicing offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Wind of Change is expected to enter full operations and start working on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 & 2 and Gode Wind 1 & 2 […]
Emden-based Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring Beteiligungs (epas) has secured a contract to provide the complete handling of port logistics during the operating phase of the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms. EnBW, the owner and developer of the two wind farms, awarded the contract to epas following a competitive tendering procedure. The five-year contract is expected […]
The six largest European offshore helicopter airports have officially established the North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) dedicated to servicing the offshore wind market.
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 a two-day meeting in Den Helder, the directors of Aberdeen International Airport, Emden Airport, Esbjerg Airport, Humberside Airport, Stavanger Airport and Den Helder Airport have agreed to set up a North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) in preparation for the upcoming roll-out of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
The transformer for TenneT's substation, which will collect and distribute the electricity from the BorWin3 offshore grid connection, has been transported on Saturday from the seaport in Emden to the site at Emden/Ost in the northwest of Germany.
AG EMS and its subsidiary EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) had three reasons to celebrate last Saturday as they inaugurated their upgraded Landemole Knock in Emden, the SWATH Windea FIVE received a new name, and the new offshore catamaran, Windea FOUR, was christened. “We have not only renovated the Landemole Knock, but have also strengthened it sustainably for […]
Great Britain is the world’s premier pioneer when it comes to offshore wind energy. In the North Sea, in the Irish Sea and in the English Channel there are several zones designated for the installation of offshore wind farms. In the third round of site allocations alone, so-called Round 3 of the UK’s Offshore Wind […]
Lower Saxony seaports' managing director announced that the total budget for dredging, construction and maintenance of port facilities in Brake, Cuxhaven, Emden, Stade and Wilhelmshaven for 2014 amounts to €72 million. Offshore wind is in the centre of Lower Saxony's ports plans for the development. Despite the crisis in the offshore wind industry, the management […]
OutSmart will officially open the first offshore wind Operations Control Centre in Emden, Germany, on the 31st of October. The operations centre will be staffed 24/7 to operate offshore wind farms in the German North Sea and coordinate all maintenance and logistic activities. Launching customer is Trianel for wind farm Borkum West II, which is […]
On 18 September 2013, a new catamaran of Windea Offshore GmbH & Co. KG - a joint venture of EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO), the Bernhard Schulte Group and SSC Wind GmbH – was baptized in Emden by the name ‘WINDEA one’. After a welcome speech by Dr. Bernhard Brons (EMS’ Executive), Knut Gerdes (EMO […]
The EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH newly opened up an offshore service station (OSS) in the port of Borkum. From the 1st of October 2013 the EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH is able to offer different services for shipping companies, offshore wind farm operators and / or wind turbine manufactures on the north sea island Borkum. In […]
The topic of planning certainty has taken a central role at the 3rd Emden Offshore Days. While attending an evening reception at the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (4th September) within Offshore Days, the president of the Industry and Commerce Department for East Frisia and Papenburg (IHK), Dipl. Engineer Wilhelm Alfred Brüning, stressed that "a […]
Offshore Days in Emden will, for the third time, take place on 4th and 5th September 2013. The event was initiated by the University of Emden / Leer and the Industry and Commerce Chamber of Ostfriesland and Papenburg. ENOVA, one of the main sponsors of the Offshore Days, will be present as an exhibitor and […]
As Germany prepares for a major expansion of offshore wind to replace nuclear power, companies like French giant Areva and US-based General Electric (GE) have flocked to the German coastlines. With wind parks planned for both the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the buildup can be felt in the country's seaports and hinterlands. Germany Trade […]
Following its first visit to a trade fair in China, Seaports of Niedersachsen reports significant interest from participants in the group's capabilities to handle wind energy project cargoes. "The Chinese market offers many opportunities for us as a specialist in general and project cargoes," said Jorge Kaplan of J Müller Breakbulk Terminal GmbH & Co. […]
Rhenus Offshore Logistics has won the tender to provide the supply logistics for TenneT's BorWin gamma HVDC platform in the German North Sea. Rhenus will be conducting the supply runs using the Eurus Express vessel from the offshore base in the Port of Emden until the end of the project. The company will also be in […]
Transmission system operator TenneT has chartered the Connector Express to provide supply trips to offshore platforms as well as perform inspections and repair work on structures and submarine cables from the base port of Emden. Rhenus Offshore Logistics, working in conjunction with A1 Offshore Solutions, started operating the supply vessel on 1 January 2019. The Connector Express, which […]
Bibby Marine Services has signed long-term charter agreements with EnBW and Siemens Gamesa for the use of a new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to be deployed at EnBW’s offshore wind farms Hohe See and Albatros in the German North Sea.
Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH has won the contract to provide helicopter services to the installation site DolWin Gamma, an offshore converter station being installed by Nordic Yards GmbH 50 kilometres north of the island of Borkum.
Last weekend, Vroon's DP2 platform supply vessel (PSV) VOS Prime carried out a supply run to the wind turbine installation vessel MPI Discovery at the Rampion offshore wind farm in the UK, where MPI Discovery is at work until later this month.
Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has started cooperating with the German-based Rhenus Offshore Logistics on the provision of offshore supply services to wind farms on the German Continental Shelf. According to the agreement, Vroon is in charge of delivering bulk, containerised and project cargo to wind farm offshore substations off Germany, the company announced via social media. The operations are performed […]
AREVA Wind, one of the leading manufacturers of offshore wind turbines, is expanding its offshore service base. The company has celebrated the start of the base construction in Emden, together with the City Mayor Bernd Bornemann. The base at Emden offers the best nautical conditions for maintenance of and interference suppression for AREVA Wind M5000 […]