Eemshaven base port for turbine installation Hollandse Kust Noord

Starting in October 2022 Eemshaven is going to serve as base port for pre-assembly and installation of the wind turbines of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm. Buss Terminal in Eemshaven has been awarded the contract.

Hollandse Kust Noord is located approximately 18.5 km off the coast of the province of Noord-Holland. It is a project of CrossWind, a joint venture of Shell and Eneco. The wind farm will feature 69 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, each with a capacity of 11 MW. When ready in 2023, the combined capacity of the wind farm will be 759 MW.

Buss Terminal Eemshaven, part of the Buss Energy Group, will make approximately 210,000 m² of the 250,000 m² sized heavy cargo terminal available for the pre-assembly and installation of the rotor blades, nacelles and towers of the wind turbines. The terminal has a 694 m long quay and can handle a capacity of up to 35 tons/m² surface load. This makes the terminal an ideal marshalling port for offshore wind projects in the North Sea for handling heavy goods. The terminal has already attended more than ten large-scale offshore projects. Last year, for example, it won a large contract for the British Hornsea Two project.

“We are delighted to provide our areas and services for this large-scale project to CrossWind. This underlines the combined strength of our project team in Hamburg and our purpose-built terminal in Eemshaven”, John Meijer, Managing Director of Buss Terminal Eemshaven, states about the upcoming project.

“We are looking forward to working with our partner Buss Terminal Eemshaven. With the harbour in place, work can start in order to deliver clean energy by 2023”, states Tjalling de Bruin, CEO and Project Director of CrossWind HKN.Source: Buss Energy

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