Eemshaven is the base port for the Borkum Wind Farm

From Eemshaven, various planned and approved wind farms in the North Sea are easy to reach. (Photo: Buss)
From Eemshaven, various planned and approved wind farms in the North Sea are easy to reach. (Photo: Buss)

For their offshore project in the North Sea, Areva Wind is working with Buss Port Logistics. Within the framework of this joint venture, the Orange Blue Terminal owned by port service provider Buss in the Dutch town of Eemshaven will be used as the base for the Borkum West Trianel Wind Farm. All the components for the forty 5 MW turbines to be erected will be stored and pre-assembled at the Orange Blue Terminal. At the 630 m quay a heavy duty platform and a 22 ha terminal area are available. 

While most of the Areva M5000 tower segments have already been available at the terminal for several months, the first nacelles and hubs, and the last of the three-section towers were delivered late in September.  Delivery of the rotor blades by the Stade-based Areva Blades is scheduled for the end of this year. The terminal at that location is also owned by Buss.

Heinrich Ahlers, Chairman of the Board at Buss Port Logistics, said: "The cooperation with Areva demonstrates that our Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven is an optimum base port for implementation of the Borkum Trianel Wind Farm." Jean Huby, spokesperson for Areva Wind's Management Board, stated: "The good and reliable cooperation with competent offshore logistics partners such as Buss is a vital component of a cost-optimized and specially tailored offshore wind farm quote from Areva Wind according to the respective customer requirements."

Katharina Garus

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