Blue Water awarded large Siemens offshore wind contract
Logistics provider Blue Water Shipping has been awarded a substantial contract by Siemens Gamesa Offshore for the transport of 183 wind turbines for four different offshore wind farms.
The four projects include three wind farms in the North Sea, namely Hohe See, Albatros and Borssele, and one on the US east coast, the Coastal Virginia wind farm. In addition to the actual loading of the wind turbine components, Blue Water will also be responsible for transfer and preparation of the components before shipment.
The four projects will be loaded on to installation vessels by Blue Water and shipped out of Esbjerg. The first shipments out of a total of 47 have been completed and the projects will carry on well into 2020.
“We are very pleased and proud of being entrusted with this assignment by Siemens Gamesa Offshore. It is a very important project for us and contributes to maintaining and strengthening our position within logistics and stevedoring to the wind turbine industry”, says Søren Messmann, Head of Operation, Port Services, Blue Water.
The parties did not disclose the contract value.