The in October 2020 launched Offshore Wind Innovation Centre (OWIC) has developed an innovative plan to set up a power cable service centre in the port of Eemshaven: Cable Centre Eemshaven (CCE).
Cable Centre Eemshaven will offer specialist training and education in the field of power cable installation, maintenance and repair. Service companies within the power industry can also use Cable Centre Eemshaven for their storage, testing and maintenance needs. The affiliated companies are all located in or close to Eemshaven and offer a wide range of services. Cable Centre Eemshaven focusses on all aspects of the cable installation & maintenance process, both on- and offshore.
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Initiative of four OWIC-partners
Four OWIC-partners are the drivers behind the Cable Centre initiative: WIND, DHSS, Hulst Cable Equipment B.V. (HICE) and Lubbers Logistics Group. These service companies have found each other through their professional disciplines and many years of cooperation in the on- & offshore energy industry. By combining the available knowledge & experience and offering the power cable industry a complete service package, Cable Centre Eemshaven can be a great added value for any power cable project. These projects often start by exploring opportunities and considering pros and cons. Cable Centre Eemshaven supports companies in this process and offers practical solutions.
‘Companies in search of (project-) support for their cable activities can expect an independent approach in which Cable Centre Eemshaven meets the customer’s needs. It means all available services and companies in Eemshaven will be taken in consideration in order to supply the best solution.’according to the initiators
Specific cable technician training
The initiative is supported by Groningen Seaports and Regional Education Centers (ROC’s) as Noorderpoort. The ROC’s will develop a specific cable technician training. Theory training will be given at Cable Centre Eemshaven, which is located at the Nijlicht office- & conference building in Eemshaven. This location is also Eemshaven’s central knowledge and information centre.
The practical training and exams will be given at the OWIC-partners locations. The development of a theoretical and practical training location in Eemshaven should ultimately provide employment for people from the immediate vicinity. With full focus on the upcoming projects, the required services and the objectives from the climate agreement, this initiative will ensure much more technically trained personnel from which all companies located in Eemshaven should benefit. Source: Lubbers