MHI Vestas establishes operational base in Eemshaven
MHI Vestas will use the offshore service hub in Eemshaven as the base for its turbine commissioning and subsequent 15-year operations & maintenance works on the 269 MegaWatt Deutsche Bucht wind farm.
Notably, Deutsche Bucht will be the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test the Mono Bucket foundation structure under commercial operating conditions, with plans to feature two V164-8.4 MW wind turbines in such conditions. In all, the offshore wind array will feature 33 V164 wind turbines from MHI Vestas and will generate enough sustainable energy to meet the needs of over 178,000 households. It will reduce C02 emissions by over 360,000 tonnes per year, supporting the German government’s CO2 reduction targets.
“We wanted a long-term, sustainable solution situated at the most efficient distance from Deutsche Bucht. With DHSS, we have found a partner with a demonstrated history of working in Offshore Renewables as a provider for vessel and port agency, warehousing and helicopter logistics. This new facility and its location is a very good fit for us”, said Henrik Lehmkuhl, MHI Vestas Service Manager, Deutsche Bucht, & Troels Hovgesen, Commissioning Project Manager.
The brand new DHSS support base in Eemshaven, with temperature controlled warehouse, fluid-tight yard and office facilities has been delivered end of 2018 and will welcome its first O&M related client.
“Port of Eemshaven is geographically ideal for the installation of offshore wind farms in Germany and North Netherlands. With this company milestone, we’re demonstrating that the facility is also an A1 utilized port for both commissioning and O&M phases. With our long-term expertise in vessel & helicopter logistics, we are able to be a single point of contact in this important part of the supply chain”, said Wim Schouwenaar, CEO of DHSS.