Buss wins tender offer for the world’s largest offshore wind farm

PRESS RELEASE – Buss Terminal in Eemshaven will serve as the base port for the installation of the foundation structures of the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. As of May, more than half of the heavy cargo terminal’s total space of 250,000 sqm will be occupied by the project. 

The Hornsea Two offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire Coast. Once finished it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world to date.

“We are delighted to provide our services for this large-scale project to Deme Offshore in the UK. This underlines the combined strength of our project team in Hamburg and our terminal in Eemshaven”, comments Martin Schulz, Managing Director of the Buss Energy Group.

Buss Terminal Eemshaven, located at the north coast of the Netherlands, won the tender offer issued by DEME Offshore in February and is now responsible for the handling, storage and terminal logistics of the 165 monopiles and transition pieces at its own terminal site. The monopile foundations of the wind turbines weigh up to 1,230 tons. This equals the weight of approx. three fully loaded Boeing 747-400 aircrafts.

The wind farm of the Danish energy group Ørsted will count 165 Siemens Gamesa 8-megawatt turbines. With a total capacity of almost 1.4 gigawatts, it will supply up to 1.3 million households with green energy. The Hornsea Two wind farm will span an offshore area of 462 km² and will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, when fully operational in 2022.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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