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Buss Terminal Eemshaven completes foundation handling for project “Hornsea Two”

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Buss Terminal in Eemshaven has completed the handling and load out for the world´s largest offshore wind park Hornsea Two with 165 wind turbines.

  • Buss Terminal Eemshaven served as base port.
  • 165 turbines, around 89km off Yorkshire Coast (North Sea), 1.4 GW capacity.
  • Handling of 165 Monopiles and Transition Pieces with a combined weight of approximately 210,000 tonnes.
  • More than 100.000 working hours served by Buss and subcontractors on the project.

Starting in August 2020, over the last 15 months Eemshaven has served as base port for the handling and load out of 165 Monopiles and Transition Pieces. The Buss Terminal in Eemshaven was contracted by DEME Offshore, responsible for the transport and installation of the monopiles and transition pieces.

Buss Energy Group´s experienced team of project managers, stevedores and technicians provided a full scope of base harbour activities, including the handling of components of up to 1,230 tonnes per unit, provision of onshore storage solutions for Monopiles and Transition Pieces and provision of warehousing and office facilities. Furthermore, a custom designed Transition Piece Gantry Handler was used to enable a more efficient logistics and storage set up.

“We are grateful for the exceptional teamwork during the project. Despite the difficulties imposed by the Covid pandemic the installation of foundations was completed ahead of schedule.”, John Meijer, Managing Director of Buss Terminal Eemshaven stated.

The wind farm Hornsea Two is located 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea, spanning an offshore area of 462 km². It operates 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines, powering well over 1.3 million households with renewable energy from 2022 onwards.

About Buss Energy Group

Buss Energy Group is one of the leading service companies in the on- and offshore wind industry in Germany and Europe. The services of Buss Energy Group include maintenance and installation of wind turbines and rotor blades on land and at sea. In addition, the company offers the entire base port logistics with operation of port facilities. Furthermore, a team of internationally experienced project managers and QHSE experts ensure a comprehensive set of services.

Through specialized units, Buss Energy Group serves as reliable full-service provider in the installation of wind parks on- and offshore by providing individual project- and logistics planning, project management and interface management as well as the operational execution, handling and assembly with experienced riggers and technicians.

The Buss Energy Group is part of the Buss companies’ group, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020, employing 500 individuals in five business segments today.

About Buss Terminal Eemshaven B.V.

Buss Terminal Eemshaven is located at the north coast of the Netherlands and is close to various offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The terminal contains about 250,000 m² of storage area, has a 694 m long quay and can handle a capacity of up to 35 tons/m² surface load. These figures combined with its prime location makes Buss Terminal Eemshaven the ideal marshalling port for handling heavy goods for offshore wind projects in the North Sea. The terminal has already served more than ten large-scale offshore projects and is looking forward to new ones.

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